Problem based learning

The course structure suits my learning styles very well. I believe the well balanced combination of PBL, lectures and small group learning through a spiral curriculum is very effective.

Navin Mukundu Nagesh

Teaching and learning

Our teaching ensures that you’ll become a clinically skilled graduate with a strong knowledge of contemporary science, an awareness of research and excellent professional behaviour.

Our use of small groups for teaching provides an intensively supported learning environment where you’ll be taught to challenge, stretch, reward and empower yourself. This small group approach also means you’ll be prepared for working in a multi-professional clinical team in the NHS.

Ways of learning

  • Lectures which focus on specific subjects relevant to the cases you are studying and often involve external experts.
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) where you discuss case units and develop learning objectives
  • Special Study Units (SSU) where you will develop core academic skills that are relevant to a clinical environment, including an introduction to research, critical thinking and written/verbal communication
  • Professional Practice Groups develop your personal and professional skills essential for being a doctor, provide you with experience of healthcare in the community and working in small groups. We use this format as you won’t necessarily learn these from a book or lectures and it mirrors professionals’ teamwork.
  • Electives - an eight week block at the start of your final year spent away from the Medical School, often abroad