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Course structure

Across all four years, the educational activities will include case-based learning, lectures, small group sessions, experiential learning, clinical skills and e-learning.

Year One

Year One will be delivered through largely university-based teaching, including integrated clinical exposure in various settings.

More information about year one

Year Two

Year Two will gradually increase the amount of time you spend learning in health care settings.

More information about year two

Year Three

The majority of your learning will be based in the community and in hospitals through our partner trusts.

More information about year three


Year One

Year One will be delivered through largely university-based teaching, including integrated clinical exposure in various settings. You will be allocated to small learning groups made up of around ten students of different backgrounds and experiences. This method of working enables everyone to bring their own skills and knowledge to the group so you learn from one another, which we strongly believe enhances your learning experience.

You will remain in this group for the first year of the programme and from the example year one timetable (PDF Document) you can see that while there is scheduled teaching time, you are also expected to devote time to self-study.

Your learning will be organised into five blocks of five weeks each. Each block will require you to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes which allow you to acquire the fundamental clinical and professional competencies necessary to work effectively with patients and colleagues.

You will benefit from cutting-edge anatomy teaching using plastinated specimens and 3D imaging, and will build your clinical skills through supervised day-to-day work with patients both in the hospital setting at one of our NHS Partnership Trusts and in the Community within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

The blocks are listed below:

Term 1
  • Welcome Week
  • Health Metabolism and Homeostasis
  • Blood Lungs and Heart
Term 2
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Locomotion
Term 3
  • Reproduction and Child Health

Year Two

Year Two will begin with a similar learning environment to Year One. You will gradually increase the amount of time you spend learning in health care settings, so that by the middle of this year you will find yourself immersed in community and hospital-based clinical teaching. You will experience a variety of patient contact in secondary care in our Acute Hospitals, alongside community care and mental health, You will also spend time on placement at one of our regional General Practices.

Your learning will be organised into:

Advanced Cases 1

Core Clinical Education

Student Selected Component


Year Three

You will learn in the context of a series of specialist blocks, further enhancing knowledge around core subject areas and developing professional skills. The majority of your learning will be based in GP practices in the wider community and in hospitals through our partner trusts.

The Year Three curriculum includes:

Student Selected Component

Advanced Cases 2

Specialist Clinical Placements


Year Four

The majority of your learning will continue to be based in the wider community and hospitals through our partner trusts whilst preparing you to start practice as a Foundation Year I (FY1) doctor. In addition, a six-week elective in a setting of your choice enables you to observe how medicine is practised in another country or in a different social, cultural and physical environment. Our graduates emerge committed to the highest standards of clinical practice, professionalism and patient care.

The Year Four curriculum includes:

Assistantship

Elective

Advanced Clinical Cases

Specialist Clinical Placements