Disciplines

Disciplines

MBBS Discipline Rotations

General Practice

MBBS students are placed in General Practice for the first time in Year one. MBBS5 students spend six weeks in the General Practice rotation learning to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and to experience a wide range of patient presentations they will not see in hospital based rotations. Students develop a wide range of general practice skills including discharge planning, engaging with patients and communication skills vital for patient safety and the coordination of care.

MX Physician Assistant are placed in General Practice from Year one onwards where they learn to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and practice clinical history taking, physical examination, developing evidence‐based and patient‐centred management plans and clinical skills. MX Physician Assistant (final) Year 3 students spend a further ten weeks in General Practice prior to entering their Hospital clinical rotations. They continue to learn to be part of a multi-disciplinary team experience a wide range of patient presentations they will not see in hospital based rotations and practice the provision of high level assistance with experienced GP preceptors.

Medicine

MBBS4 spend five weeks in public and five weeks in private medicine with a focus on developing an integrated approach to clinical history taking, physical examination and developing evidence‐based and patient‐centred management plans.

MBBS5 spend six weeks in surgical rotation and are given the opportunity to spend three weeks with an Internal Medicine Team and three weeks with a specialty team. Students will learn to be part of a Medicine team and perform history taking, physical examinations, practical procedures and patient management.

MBBS6 spends eight weeks in the medical rotation and may given the opportunity to spend four weeks in two specialty areas. Students continue to learn how to be a part of a medicine team and to perform at the trainee intern level.

MX Physician Assistant (final) Year 3 students continue to learn to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and focus on practicing the provision of support for Interns and high level assistance to senior clinicians. Students spend six weeks in a general medicine unit.

Surgery

MBBS5 spend six weeks in a surgical rotation. Students are given the opportunity to spend three weeks with a general surgical team and three weeks with a specialty team. Students will learn to be part of a surgical team and to follow-up patients from diagnosis, surgery and recovery.

MBBS6 spends eight weeks in the surgery rotation and may be given the opportunity to spend four weeks in two specialty areas. Students continue to learn how to be a part of a surgery team and to perform at the trainee intern level.

MX Physician Assistant (final) Year 3 students continue to learn to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and focus on practicing the provision of support for Interns and high level assistance to senior clinicians. Students spend up to ten weeks in a surgical unit.

Child and Adolescent Health

MBBS5 spend six week paediatric rotation, students are given the opportunity to spend three weeks with a general surgical team and three weeks with a specialty team. Students will learn to be part of a surgical team and to follow-up patients from diagnosis, surgery and recovery.

MX Physician Assistant (final) Year 3 students continue to learn to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and focus on practicing the provision of support for Interns and high level assistance to senior clinicians. Students spend two weeks in paediatrics.

Mental Health

MBBS5 spend six weeks in the psychiatry rotation. Students are given the opportunity to spend three weeks with the Acute Mental health team and three weeks with community mental health teams. Students will learn to be part of a team and to follow-up patients from the point of diagnosis.

Reproductive and Neonatal Health

MBBS5 spend six weeks in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation. Students are given the opportunity to spend three weeks with an Obstetrics team and three weeks with a Gynaecology team.

MX Physician Assistant (final) Year 3 students continue to learn to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and focus on practicing the provision of support for Interns and high level assistance to senior clinicians. Students spend two weeks in paediatrics, then two weeks in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Critical and Crisis Care

MBBS6 spends eight weeks in the emergency medicine rotation and maybe given the opportunity to spend time in Intensive Care and Anaesthetics units. Students continue to learn how to be a part of an emergency medicine team at the trainee intern level.

MX Physician Assistant (final) Year 3 students continue to learn to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and focus on practicing the provision of support for Interns and high level assistance to senior clinicians. Students spend ten weeks in Emergency Medicine.