This course is delivered in 5 years for most students.
Phase 1 (years 1 and 2):
Phase 1 looks at the human body, concepts of health and the mechanisms of disease.
You’ll take a range of modules, each based on a particular bodily system or set of systems. You’ll come to understand the structure of healthy cells, organs and tissues. You’ll also explore the effects of illness, both on the body and on the person and their friends and family. You’ll explore a range of Problem Based Learning Scenarios in small, supportive groups, across different clinical contexts.
Phase 2 (years 3 and 4):
Phase 2 looks at medicine form the clinical perspective.
You’ll take teaching weeks at the medical school, bit will also have extensive clinical placements at several teaching hospitals throughout the region.
A list of possible hospital placements includes:
- Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex
- Colchester University Hospital, Colchester, Essex
- Homerton University Hospital, Homerton, London
- King George Hospital, Romford, Essex
- Newham University Hospital, Newham, London
- Queens Hospital, Romford, Essex
- Southend University Hospital, Southend, Essex
- St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London
- The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, Essex
- The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel
- Whipps Cross University Hospital, Leytonstone, London
Phase 3 (year 5):
Phase 3 is dedicated to preparation for medical practice. This is your FY1 year, and you’ll complete a number of clinical and community medical placements, in the role of Foundation Year Doctor. You will attend taught classes, including studying for your Intermediate Life Support qualification. You will also have access to one or more elective topics, studies in the UK or abroad.