Medicine in Society Guide Malta 2021/22

1. Medicine in Society 2021/22

Medicine in Society is a community-based course for students in years one and two of the MBBS curriculum. The global aims of the course are to introduce students to patients and the patients' experiences of health and ill-health over the course of their lives.

In year one students, in groups of 10-12, will attend a general practice placement for 12 alternate Thursdays throughout the academic year. Each day is themed and has clear learning objectives. The theme relates to the system the students are covering at the time, e.g. day 11 focusing on pregnancy and childbirth is during the human development system teaching.

For the 2020/21 academic year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the course will initially be delivered virtually, with a view to students attending the practice in person in small groups from 2021 depending on the progress of the pandemic. 

Students will be engaged in many different activities over the course of the module, including small group tutorials, shadowing and interviewing clinicians and other healthcare professionals, having contact with patients (including home visits), self-directed learning, etc. 


Unit Convenor

Mrs Maria Hayfron-Benjamin

Dr Lucy Langford 

Unit Administrator

Ms Rachel Portelli