120 Credits MEDICAL YEAR 4

Pre-requisites: Please see MBChB admission web-pages

MED111, MED211

Aims/Description: Phase 2b is the first 6 months of year 3 of the MBChB. It builds on the learning achieved in phases 1 and 2a by giving students opportunities to practice medicine under strict supervision in the NHSThe coursework ensure students continue to acquire knowledge and develop generic graduate skills that underpin modern medical practice.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in Medicine

Staff Contact: BURTON JULIAN L
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Assessment in the MBChB is of an integrated nature pulling together knowledge, skills and professional behaviours. All element must be satisfactorily completed before the end of phase summative exams. These are captured through the following: Formative Assessment 1. The miniCEX (mini clinical examination) x 4: Students are observed undertaking clinical histories and physical examinations. Immediate feedback is given. 2. Clinical Attachment Assessments: Students agree learning goals with their supervisor / consultant. At the end of the placement they receive written and verbal feedback on their performance, including how well they met the learning goals. Mastery Assessments: 1. Mastery Assessments of GMC clinical skills with patients in the clinical environment. Progress is monitored through the e-portfolio log. 2. The Observed Long Case: Students write a report of a patient's clinical history, physical examination, differential diagnosis, investigations and management plan. 3. SSC in Medical Ethics and Law: An essay of a case that presented an ethical dilemma. This tests generic graduate skills. Summative Assessment Comprises a Sequential objective structure clinical examination (S-OSCE)) testing all clinical skills. The S-OSCE is in 2 parts, sequence 1 screens for the weaker students who alone go through to part 2. Results of the two parts together determine the final grades. NB no resit is required with this format of exam.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Academic Unit of Medical Education):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK