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Year 5 Curriculum Overview

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Fifth Year - Overview

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In the fifth year, students continue their attachments in the specialties, and in addition spend more time in general practice, general surgery and medicine before embarking on their final exams. After the exams, students are given the opportunity to study an area of their choice before formally completing their undergraduate studies.

The year is split into the following modules:

5th Year Curriculum diagram
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In this five week block, students cover normal child growth and development, along with treatment and management of:

  • Acutely ill children and young people

  • Children and young people with chronic illness

  • Children and young people with special needs

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This is a five week block covering the following topics:

  • Functional gynaecology: menstrual and menopausal disorders

  • Pregnancy, normal and abnormal labour, breast feeding

  • Incontinence, prolapse, infertility and contraception

  • Genetics, medical disorders of pregnancy, bleeding in early and late pregnancy and puerperal complications

  • Oncology, neonatology: normal newborn and common neonatal disorders

Acutely Ill Patient

This is a fifteen week block where students are able to work within a variety of departments, specifically designed to provide students with the experiences and learning they will need to undertake the role of Foundation Doctor with competence and confidence.

Students spend the majority of their time on wards clerking patients, helping the junior doctors with procedures and attending ward rounds. This is supplemented by more formal teaching in the form of seminars, tutorials, workshops and simulation sessions.

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This is a four week attachment where they spend time in a GP surgery with the primary healthcare team, consolidating and building on the knowledge gained in previous years.

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