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A100 Medicine at Oxford

Pre-clinical

First 5 terms

All courses compulsory: Focus on introduction to the fundamental aspects of the structure and function of the human body, and to the basis mechanisms underlying disease.

  • Organization of the body
  • Physiology and pharmacology
  • Biochemistry and medical genetics
  • Medical sociology
  • Patient and doctor course

Part I Examination

  • Systems of the body: integrative aspects
  • The nervous system
  • Principles of pathology
  • Psychology for medicine
  • Patient and doctor course

Part II Examination

BA in Medical Sciences (last 4 terms)

One from the following advanced options, plus a research project and extended essay. Focus on a spirit of enquiry and critical thinking.

  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular medicine
  • Cardiovascular, renal and respiratory biology
  • Infection and immunity
  • Cellular physiology and pharmacology

BA Examination

Principles of Clinical Anatomy

Clinical

Separate admissions process applies. Core curriculum focus on preparation for Foundation Training, complemented by wide range of modules that allow development of knowledge/interest in specialist areas, and offer additional research and presentation opportunities.

Year 4: focus on honing of clinical skills

Continuous, staged assessment

  • Patient and doctor course II (+GP residential attachment)
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Rotations in surgery and medicine
  • Hospital attachment
  • Special study module

Year 5: focus on specialist clinical areas

Continuous, staged assessment

Six 8-week blocks in:

  • Paediatrics, psychiatry
  • Obstretics and gynaecology and genito-urinary medicine
  • Orthopaedics, A&E and musculo-skeletal medicine
  • Clinical geratology, dermatology, palliative care, public health, primary care
  • Neurology and neurosurgery, ENT, opthalmology

Year 6: consolidation of skills and preparation for practice

Final examination for BM BCh

  • Senior rotations in medicine and surgery in Oxford and District General Hospitals
  • Options in clinical specialities
  • Special study modules, 10-week elective, work shadowing