MBBS Year 1
This area contains some resources for tutors including
- the tutors guide for the MBBS and the GEP MBBS courses,
- links to the reflective learning logs for student on the MBBS and GEP MBBS courses;
- written guidance (PDF) and a video showing you how to access and give feedback to your students
You will also find some resources on reflective writing including
- an introduction and some models of reflection
- a detailed introduction to reflective writing by Dr Jennifer Moon, including some worked examples
- a framework for reflection including examples at different levels of reflection
Assessment Forms section below.for Year 1 can be found in the
MBBS Year 2
MBBS Year 3
MBBS Year 4
MBBS Year 5
Students spend six weeks full time on a General practice placement.
Our overall aim is "to help all students to become better doctors, irrespective of their current career preference or eventual career choice". We also aim to provide an introduction to general practice and primary care in all its facets and to help students experience independent practice whilst learning good medicine in that context. These general practice firms are an integral and compulsory part of the curriculum.
Students will attend practices in groups of two students. Occasionally some students may attend a practice on their own. There are two centrally based plenary days on the first Monday (or Tuesday, if a Bank Holiday is involved) and the last Friday of the six weeks. Students will experience and learn about the involvement of all those working in community based healthcare including the early discharge team, primary healthcare nursing teams, community pharmacy, home nursing and community rehabilitation.
They will be required to attend a session at a primary care Out-of-Hours centre and a session at a hospice. Otherwise students are required to attend your general practices every day except for Wednesday afternoons, which is the School's sports time. This may be negotiated with the student. Time off in lieu of attendance at the out of hours centre should be negotiated with the student.
The students learn through a variety of activities at the practice including student surgery sessions, professional shadowing, self-directed learning sessions (for topic work), topic tutorial sessions, letter writing exercise, case-based discussion as a group, and a group presentation.
Central organized teaching includes ethics, public health workshop, OSCE Clinical Skills sessions, prescribing workshop, sessions on clinical leadership and health at work including fit note certification by general practitioners.
Assessment Forms and Grading Criteria
Assessmentand grading criteria for each module can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant link below. The information can also be found in the
individual unit guides.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
are emailed directly to the Lead GP Tutor. Forms are accessed via a link.
The students are assessed on their GP placements in three main ways:
This records pass/fail marks for each of the following domains: attendance, knowledge, communication, clinical skills, case based write up and group work. There is also an overall assessment for the placement.
This records ten components of student professionalism which need to be assessed as satisfactory, unsatisfactory or cause for concern.
All students have a Year 3 Logbook pertinent to each system containing all the clinical and practical skills that they are required to either witness or be assessed as competent. It is not expected that students will cover all tasks in their logbooks during the GP placements as they will gain experiences during the hospital placements also. However general practice is often a useful setting in which students can be observed taking histories and examining. For students undertaking the Met 3B Community Clerkship, case based discussions numbers 5-8 must be undertaken and signed off in the logbook by Primary Care.
GP Tutors will be asked to complete an ONLINE assessment and professionalism form for each student.
GP Tutors will receive an email from the Year 4 Unit Administrator with a link to the relevant online GP Assessment and Professionalism form for each placement:
- Human Development
- Brain & Behaviour