Year 2

Introduction to clinical skills element

In Year 2 students have four clinical half weeks which are spread from October 2014 to March 2015. Each one focuses on a body system: cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurological/whole person care.

In each of these clinical half weeks students will have a session in General Practice and will be taught clinical skills by their GP teachers.

Students will have a four week clinical block at the end of Year 2 called LITHE (Learning in the Hospital Environment). At present no GP teaching is timetabled for those weeks.

Aim

To develop students' clinical skills and knowledge in history taking, physical examination and communication.

Objectives

By the end of the GP attachment students will have:

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