Curriculum Philosophy

Students with IVThe General Medical Council (GMC) standards for undergraduate education seek to improve the student experience, and to encourage student-centred learning towards outcomes appropriate for the 21st century.

The purpose of the undergraduate medical curriculum at Leicester is to foster transformation of the learner into a physician. The curriculum philosophy in Phase I is “directed student learning” in which the Medical School aims to exemplify the learning processes that students will have to eventually undertake for themselves with the benefit of more detailed guidance from the Medical School.

Phase I is the first stage towards achieving the outcomes specified for the curriculum. The aim is to lay a solid foundation upon which students move seamlessly into clinical placements in Phase II.

Students registered for the MB ChB Programme are studying for both a university degree and a professional qualification. The GMC states that ‘as a medical student, you have privileges and responsibilities different to those of other students’. Patients put them in a position of trust and safety is paramount. Medical students are therefore expected to demonstrate professional conduct throughout the course.

New Curriculum

Students with Skeleton We have recently revised our curriculum to make it even more patient-focused. Our course is designed to be clinically relevant throughout and integrates student learning, enabling students to acquire the medical knowledge and professional competencies that are essential to practise medicine effectively. The new curriculum is designed to prepare future doctors to meet the challenges of healthcare in the 21st Century.

Overview of the Curriculum

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