Year 3 » Clinical Coursework

During your clinical rotation you step further into the clinical environment and your timetables will allow you to spend at least 3 out of 5 days in the hospital.

Here, you will have the opportunity to see a variety of health professionals at work in the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients. However, you yourselves should start to see patients on a regular and independent basis with the aim to refine your history taking and physical examinations, building on the skills you learnt in Phase 1.

In so doing you must continue to relate the knowledge that you are acquiring in biomedical, social and behavioural sciences to the clinical problems you see, in order that you fully appreciate the importance of understanding the scientific basis of the presenting problems you come across. Your ability to discuss the underlying rationale of a diagnosis and relevant treatment options will be thoroughly tested by the assignments you are required to write in Phase 2.