Coordinator: Karen M Adams Tel: +44 1782 7 34673
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 120
Study Hours: 1200
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Successful completion of MED-10008

Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

The course comprises 3 phases: Phase 1: year 1 & 2, Phase 2: year 3 & 4 , Phase 3: year 5. This module (year 2) forms the second part of Phase 1. There is an emphasis on building on the fundamentals of biomedical, behavioural and social sciences and some basic clinical skills learnt in year 1. You will have a programme of activities and half day placements across both primary care, secondary care and third sector providers. Included in these placements will be a longitudinal GP placement where you will build up your consultation skills with personal support from a GP tutor.

There is an emphasis on the foundations of biomedical, behavioural and social science knowledge and scholarship skills,
embedded in a framework of clinical placements and basic clinical skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes

List of ILOs: 1,2,3

Study hours

Indicative breakdown:
Lectures 110 hours
Seminars/workshops 25 hours
Problem-Based Learning 66 hours
Anatomy 40 hours
Laboratory Sessions 37 hours
Skill Sessions 48 hours
Student selected components 21 hours
Placements 76 hours
Independent Learning 777

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Exam weighted 71%
Written Knowledge (cumulative testing)
The assessment will be split into 4 assessment points across the year with a final cumulative mark for the year. The assessment will comprise Single Best Answer questions (SBA) and short answers questions known as Key Feature Problems (KFP).

2: Objective Structured Skills & Clinical Examination weighted 25%
Practical assessments - objective structured clinical examination
Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE): Students ability to safely and effectively conduct clinically relevant, practically based tasks will be assessed using OSCEs. OSCEs are used extensively across undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and present all candidates with the same task, marked by expert examiners using a structured marking scheme. OSCE examinations occur in every year/phase of the Keele MBChB programme.

3: Poster Presentation weighted 4%
Community Placement Programme
Students are assigned to a local community organisation that provides health or social care. At the end of their placement, students deliver a poster presentation and write a short reflective summary of their experiences. Placement providers evaluate students based on their engagement with their chosen organisation.