Phase II : Medical
Phase II : Medical – Two Academic Years
During the first two years, aspects of all the major clinical disciplines are introduced. Most of the teaching occurs in the college, with one day a week available for patient and doctor sessions in the hospital.
There are nine blocks (courses) covered:
FDS-301 Foundation Studies
Self-directed learning represents the core of the program and is supported by scheduled sessions:
Problem-based learning tutorials and the patient and doctor sessions at the hospital are central features of the educational process in the first two years. Basic and clinical sciences sessions usually offer opportunities to gain hands-on practical experience and to learn from images, models, slides and museum or dissected specimens.
There is a major focus on the critical appraisal of the evidence that underpins medical decision-making. Students learn the skills of finding and evaluating relevant literature, and applying these skills in the diagnosis and management of individual patients.