The BM4 course in years 1 and 2 is a highly contextualised and integrated course in which the application of knowledge and understanding, clinical skills and professional practice applicable to medicine are learnt through clinical topic weeks, in which students learn in a style similar to problem based learning. This module focuses on integration of knowledge learned in Foundations, research, evidence based medicine and writing skills and professional/transferable skills of reflection and learning to work independently and as part of a team. The assessment is predominantly assessing this. However it is not a stand alone module and should be recognised by teachers and students alike as part of the whole course, which is achieved by this module, alongside 2 other modules: – BM4 Foundations of Medicine 2 and Clinical Medicine 2. The emphasis of the assessments for each of these modules aligns with the focus of learning for that module; however the integrated nature of the course means that there will undoubtedly be overlap and aspects of the assessment in each module will draw upon learning from all 3 modules
The majority of teaching and assessment will take place in semester 1; however some assessments will take place in semester 2.