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MEDI6112 Year 5 Assessment and ILS

Module Overview

This module is a synoptic assessment module incorporating all previous modules in the programme and constitutes “Finals” This module comprises the assessments during Year 5 along with revision sessions that helps prepare students for this assessment. It also includes Intermediate life support training and assessment of competence, and assessment of competence in a range of practical procedures for which students will have been trained within a variety of previous modules. The BM programmes are 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 standalone modules and therefore this module should be recognised by teachers and students alike as part of the whole year and programme. The Year 5 Assessment and ILS Module in BM YEAR FIVE is studied along with 6 other clinical teaching modules in Medicine, Surgery, Primary Care, a student selected unit, an assistantship module, an elective module; and a 6 months long Personal and Professional Development (PPD) module. 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 Year 5 assessment & ILS module has been purposely designed to assess learning outcomes covered in any of modules within the programme. The assessments are synoptic, i.e. it takes an inclusive overview of the BM Programme so far and will involve demonstrating application of scientific and medical principles learnt in previous years in the context of all these types of patient.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • On successful completion of the module you will be able to demonstrate at assessment ALL of the Outcomes for Graduates published by the GMC incorporating: • The doctor as a scholar and a scientist • The doctor as a practitioner • The doctor as a professional In addition, you will be able to demonstrate: • application of learning from all years of the programme in a clinical and professional context • competence in cardiopulmonary resuscitation by achievement of an Intermediate Life Support (ILS) qualification. • competence in a range of practical procedures relevant to practising medicine.


In order to meet the learning outcomes, the syllabus will contain teaching in the following areas: 1) Clinical Skills small-group and individual practical teaching 2) An Intermediate Life Support course 3) Revision lectures covering all clinical specialties 4) Online and eLearning material relevant to the content of the assessments 5) Other directed learning opportunities as appropriate 6) Time will be available for Private study This is a synoptic module which incorporates all the learning outcomes contained in all preceding modules throughout the programme, and are derived directly from the outcomes for graduates published by the GMC. The practical procedures in which students must demonstrate competence are those prescribed by the GMC as well as any additional procedures determined by the faculty. A list of the competencies can be found within the module handbook and efolio.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

All the learning in the previous modules within the programmes that undertake this module will have provided significant learning and teaching for this module as it is a synoptic assessment which takes an overview of all the learning so far. Much of the learning for this module will be independent learning and revision, In addition, there is some teaching and learning associated with this module which will be taught through a range of learning and teaching strategies which will include: • Lectures face to face or online • Practical sessions • Guided self-study • Formative papers • eLearning • Patient-based learning

Wider reading or practice150
Supervised time in studio/workshop8
Total study time375



MethodPercentage contribution
Assessed Practicals 100%
Assessed written tasks 100%
Assessments of Clinical Competence 100%
Intermediate life support 100%
Multiple choice question 100%
Objective Structured Clinical Examination 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Activity 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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