Teaching and learning

This area provides information related to the undergraduate medical curriculum. The BMBS programme is a five year spiral curriculum with integration of biomedical sciences and humanities across all years. The learning in the first two years is based around the human cycle. This is underpinned by problem-based learning sessions (currently undergoing a major review) and comprehensive life sciences and clinical skills programmes. The curriculum provides students with clinical contact in the early years in a variety of primary care, community and hospital placements. The third and fourth years of the programme are based on the clinical pathways (again undergoing a review). By the end of the fourth year students would have acquired the knowledge, attitude and skills required of an F1 doctor. The fifth and final year of the programme is based on five six week blocks and is preceded by an eight week elective period. The final year is an opportunity for students to prepare for their foundation years.