The curriculum of our Medical Degree emphasises the importance of medical science. Students learn about the outstanding science and scientists whose research allows doctors to understand the normal and abnormal functioning of the human body and mind – and are encouraged to ‘work things out’ for themselves.

sam with skeleton.jpgSelf- regulated learning teaches our students how to recognise their own learning needs and how to analyse and synthesise relevant information.

Our students learn to develop adaptive, rather than routine expertise, constantly questioning their own knowledge and relishing the opportunity for invention.

Teaching and learning at Leicester is centred on patients rather than diseases or protocols.  For example, teaching about cancer starts with a patient talking about the impact on themselves and their family, rather than leading with the pathology or diagnosis of cancer.

The Leicester Medical Degree is a vocational, apprenticeship based course. Students gain clinical experience from their third week. Clinical apprenticeships start early in the first semester.

Students are set defined goals at the start of their apprenticeship and meet regularly with their Lead Consultants to receive feedback. There are no ‘tick box’ exercises.

Performance data feeds into discussions with personal tutors and the Academic Support Unit. Assessments include testing a student’s ability to cope with uncertainty.

Our students are taught in the ‘real world’. A degree from Leicester Medical School provides a student with that most dangerous and powerful of life forces – reality. 

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College of Life Sciences
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