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Personal Professional Development

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Rebecca Bartlett
Academic year

Module overview

The module is ‘nested’, running alongside clinical attachments in Medicine and Surgery, Primary Medical Care and SSU4. It provides students with the opportunity to translate the Duties of a Doctor into day to day clinical practice in a variety of settings.

This module focuses on the “Professionalism” knowledge and understanding, practitioner and professional skills required of a newly qualified doctor, and the assessments within this module will focus on these areas. Students will engage with source material, discuss real cases in tutorials with clinical staff, and reflect on their learning through creation of questions and a short piece of written work.

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 stand alone modules and therefore this module should be recognised by teachers and students alike as part of the whole year and programme.

The timing of the module will vary for different student groups and the teaching staff will vary for different locations 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 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 least learning experiences.

Further details will be provided on Blackboard.