Academic Curriculum: Y3 – Y5
Academic year Syllabus Year 3 15 weeks of lectures Year 4 Topic: Year 5 Topic: General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Orthopedic and Rheumatology, ENT and Ophthalmology, Cardiology and Neurology, Paediatric.
Topic: Genetic, Pathology, Haematology, Female pathology, Cardiology, Infectious disease, Respiratory, Dermatology, MSK, Neurology, GI, Renal, Endocrine.
Format: Lectures, Case-based learning, Hospital visit.
General medicine (Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Dermatology, Diabetes, Endocrinology and clinical biochemistry, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics medicine, Haematology, Infectious disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Palliative medicine, Respiratory medicine, Rheumatology.)
General surgery (Acute surgery, Upper GI Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Breast surgery, Endocrine surgery, Urology, Perioperative surgery)
After the exam: Speciality placement lectures, bedside teaching, supervisor teaching
Format: Lectures, bedside teaching, supervisor teaching
15 weeks of lectures
Topic: General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Orthopedic and Rheumatology, ENT and Ophthalmology, Cardiology and Neurology, Paediatric.
Junior Elective and summer holiday
Student Selected Component + Medical Block + Surgical placement
Senior elective and summer holiday
Written and OSCE
Prepare for Practice (PfP)
Type of assessment: Written exam (January), OSCE (June)
Type of assessment: Written exam (Mid February)
Type of assessment: Written exam (March), OSCE (March)
Why is research important?
The FP score accounts for 2 points during foundation year application. This may seem minute but may affect the allocation of your desired programme. Here are a few ways to get started with research projects which may contribute towards your FP score.
At the start of a placement, take the initiative and ask doctors in the ward about any research projects that you can participate in. A clinical audit is a good project for students new to research and there is always a demand for quality improvement.
Between 3rd and 4th year, you can enroll in an intercalated degree which is an additional honours degree BSc (MedSci) or BSc (DentSci) degree within the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences or College of Arts. It provides an opportunity to study what interests you in much greater depth. You will be required to carry out a research project for your thesis which will help improve on research skills such as research technique and critical appraisal.
Student selected component (ssc) and electives
SSC is a five week academic block within term outwith curriculum content. You can choose from a selection of modules provided by the medical school or propose a topic of interest with independently determined learning objectives. This is a great time to start getting involved in research work. You can achieve a similar experience with your elective placement that takes place in summer.