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4th Year | Surgical & Perioperative Care (SPC)

This is a nine week block in which the students cover the largely surgical specialties of :

  • Perioperative care
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Urology
  • Anaesthetics
  • Rheumatology
  • Orthopaedics (including a two week dedicated period at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital)

4th Year | Timetables

We give students the autonomy to plan their own timetable in order to achieve the required learning outcomes. Throughout each nine week rotation students will be offered :

  • Appropriate training to ensure the required skills are taught, as per the clinical procedural skills passport
  • Learning opportunities handbook detailing clinics, theatre lists and wards available to attend along with contact details
  • Weekly meetings with a senior academy tutor
  • At least four bedside teaching sessions (three for SPC students)
  • Guidance on where to achieve all the required observed practice
  • Consolidation weeks to revisit a speciality of interest for further study
  • Sign up for virtual case discussions
  • Attendance at interprofessional education simulation sessions, workshops & study days
  • Learning opportunities at Guest Hospital and Corbett Hospital
  • Regular student meetings