This course is organised into modules based on body systems. You will study the underpinning biological, social and clinical sciences alongside experiencing their application in hospital and general practice placements. Each week, working in small groups in both university and primary care placements, you will apply problem-based learning techniques to virtual scenarios and real patients. In small groups, you will undertake dissections and use specimens and models in order to understand the detailed structure and function of the human body, as well as developing relevant practical and communication skills in both simulated and real healthcare environments. All this learning is supported by a weekly programme of lectures and seminars, and complemented by month long attachments in secondary care, some of which may be residential. Assessment includes OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations), written coursework and presentations, together with end-of-year written exams. Key features: – Clinical placements from semester one in hospitals and general practice providing you with patient contact from the start – Core medical sciences taught alongside clinical practice in cutting-edge facilities – Develop the professional behaviours necessary to practise as a doctor – Gain the values and skills needed for the lifelong learning required of modern medical practice – Develop academic skills through critical appraisal of the social and biological sciences literature, with opportunities for individual audit and research projects – Support to reach your full potential from small-group tutors, personal advisers, as well as our dedicated in-house team of senior advisers – Opportunity to take an intercalated Bachelor’s or Master’s degree after the third or fourth year. Please be aware that we are unable to accept deferred applications for this course.