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 learned through clinical topic weeks in the first 18 months of the course and then this learning is put into practice in the remaining 6 months of the second year during clinical placements. This module focuses on the application of this learning in clinical context during placements in medicine, surgery and primary care and the assessment relates predominantly to this. This 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 the other modules – Clinical Medicine 1 & 2, Integration of Knowledge and Clinical Medicine 1 & 2 and Foundations of Medicine 1 & 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 course modules. Since this module allows students to practise their clinical skills, it will also particularly overlap with the learning and OSCE assessment of Clinical Medicine 2.
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