Knowledge Of Health & Illness

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Knowledge Of Health & Illness

This centres on the knowledge of the structure, function and development of the normal human body at all levels of organisation, from molecular and cellular to the whole individual. It encompasses the knowledge of the causes and consequences of disease, injury and abnormal development; and of evidence-based strategies for treatment and prevention of disease. This module will largely be delivered through Problem-Based Learning (PBL), an educational technique that involves student learning in small-group tutorials. In all, students spend five hours per week in PBL tutorials.

In Years 3 & 4, the aim is not only to continue to build an understanding of pathophysiology and relevant basic biomedical science but to promote effective reasoning and decision-making in everyday clinical settings. While students will continue to take a high level of responsibility for their own learning, they will be guided by well-defined educational outcomes and will be supervised by a range of Clinical Supervisors who will be specifically contracted to provide teaching, supervision and mentoring. Over time, students will have increasing exposure to disease processes and particularly to the diagnosis of illness and to disease management.