This module focuses on the general surgical and elective orthopaedic basic knowledge and understanding, practitioner and professional skills required of a newly qualified doctor and the assessments within this module will focus on these areas.
The BM programmes are however highly contextualised and integrated programmes in which the application of knowledge and understanding, clinical skills and professional practice applicable to medicine are learned through a range of modules none of which are stand- alone modules, therefore this module should be recognised by students and teachers alike as part of the whole year and programme. The surgery and orthopaedics module in BM Year three is studied along with 2 other clinical teaching modules in Primary Care and Long Term Conditions and General Medicine and Elderly Care and 2 Assessment Modules, the (Applied Knowledge Assessment and CPSA).
The emphasis of the assessments for each of the 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 modules studied in earlier years as well as modules studied in that year. In addition, the BM Year three assessment modules have been purposely designed to assess learning outcomes covered in any of modules within the programme.
This module will normally take the format of a placement in one or more partner trusts. The timing will vary for different student groups and the teaching staff will vary for different practices and student groups. As is the nature of clinical placements, the exact learning experiences of each student will be variable however all students will receive the same broad opportunities sufficient to achieve the learning outcomes of the module and it is expected that students will take responsibility for making the most of the opportunities provided and being pro-active in securing experiences in areas in which they feel they are weak and/or they have had fewest learning experiences.
The module will give student exposure to a broad range of surgical patients and their treatment pathway. The students will be attached to a named consultant-trainer. Their learning opportunities will be on the wards, in theatres and endoscopy, and in the outpatient environment.