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Years 1, 2 Curriculum Overview


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First and Second Years


The majority of the first two years consists of modules on the structure and function of the human body, covering these systems in detail. Students learn how each system is controlled and able to respond to normal variation in the requirements placed upon it during everyday life, as well as how its function is affected by disease and medical treatments. Much of the anatomy is learned in small-group sessions including substantial experience of prosection.

At the end of the second year we run a 'hospital preparation course' here at The Dudley Group Foundation Trust, to prepare students for the start of their clinical years.


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Students also learn about:

  • The psychology and sociology of health and illness and how the health of whole populations, as well as of individual patients, is assessed.


  • Some of the key issues in biomedical ethics – genetic engineering, for example.


  • Community medicine (Ten days are spent with GPs and patients, linking biological and behavioural theoretical learning to patients).


  • Different clinical scenarios and how to define and understand the physical, psychological and social components of medical problems.


  • Topic(s) of their choice through the student-selected components of the course.

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"Seeing all aspects of the patient’s pathway and then sitting in with the doctor in clinic meant I had more understanding of what was being discussed and how the patient had reached this point."



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