The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in Tomorrow’s Doctors (2018) relevant to the Doctor as Scholar and Scientist and the Doctor as a Professional. The specific aims of this unit are to enable the student to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of infection, infective agents and immunology which provides a platform for developing appropriate related skills in clinical practice. The unit focuses on the basic mechanisms of innate and acquired immunity, and how these translate into immune protection, immunodeficiency, immune damage and autoimmunity will be the immunology targets. It develops a detailed knowledge of a range of infective agents and how their differing properties impinge on epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and control of infection encompasses the infection targets. The balance between infection and immunology will be 2:1.
Infection and Immunity Unit Specification.pdfInfection and Immunity Unit Specification.pdf

The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in Tomorrow's Doctors (2018) relevant to 'The Doctor as Scholar and Scientist', 'the Doctor as a Practitioner; and 'The Doctor as a Professional'. The specific aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of the human body as a cellular system, classify its tissues as epithelial, connective, muscular or nervous, identify several examples of each, explain their embryological derivation, apply knowledge of histological and anatomical structure to predict function, and state examples of the cellular basis of disease.

Gastrointestinal System Unit Specification.pdfGastrointestinal System Unit Specification.pdf

The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in Tomorrow's Doctors (2018) relevant to 'The Doctor as a Scholar and Scientist' and 'The Doctor as a Professional'. The specific aims of this fourth term unit are that students should understand the processes of human reproduction from the production of gametes to the establishment of independent life of the neonate. Students should understand common problems and disorders of the male and female reproductive systems, mechanisms of contraception and the sexual transmission of diseases.

Reproductive System Unit Specification.pdfReproductive System Unit Specification.pdf

The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in Tomorrow's Doctors (2018) relevant to 'The Doctor as a Scholar and Scientist' and 'The Doctor as a Professional'. The specific aim is to enable students to develop an understanding of sociological theory and how this applies to health, illness, health behaviour, and financing and public management of healthcare. Much of the knowledge and skills that are learned in this unit will provide the foundations for life-long learning, which will be a requirement in whatever area of medicine you eventually specialise.

Health and Disease in Society Unit Specification.pdfHealth and Disease in Society Unit Specification.pdf

The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in Tomorrow's Doctors (2018) relevant to 'The Doctor as a Scholar and Scientist', 'The Doctor as a Practitioner' and 'The Doctor as a Professional'.  The specific aims are to enable students to carry out a patient-centred consultation and interpret the findings to generate appropriate working diagnoses and to enable students to take and record a history from a patient, perform a physical examination of the main systems of the body and understand the importance of the patient perspective in diagnosing and managing patient problems.

Clinical Skills Foundation Course Unit Specification.pdfClinical Skills Foundation Course Unit Specification.pdf