Currently, students study the following programme structure. King's reviews its programmes on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting learning opportunities and this information is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the School/department for further advice.
Biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology and histology.
The anatomy and physiology of the kidneys, liver and gut.
The liver, kidney and gut (covered via six clinical scenarios).
One Student Selected Component (SSC), completed at the end of the year.
Plus EMDP-specific material:
Immunology and Statistics
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart and Lungs
Clinical skills, covered in GP surgeries, hospital visits and inter-professional education (IPE)
One Student Selected Component (SSC)Second semester:
The heart and lungs (covered via seven clinical scenarios)
Medical sociology, psychology and medical ethics
Clinical skills are covered in GP surgeries, hospital visits and inter-professional education (IPE)
One Student Selected Component (SSC)Plus EMDP-specific material:
24 clinical scenarios, as covered in the conventional degree programme.
Clinical teaching is integrated across the major specialities relating to diseases of the abdomen, chest and head with an introduction to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics.
You develop the skills of history-taking first learned in the clinical contact sessions in the second year, and begin to learn the basic skills of clinical examination, diagnostic reasoning, interpretation of pathological and radiological data and practical procedures such as venepuncture and basic resuscitation.
The clinical attachments consist of two sections. One of a 'clinical immersion' period when you will be part of a clinical team on a ward. The other is of a similar length and includes two days of Special Study Modules and time to expand on the basic science and dealing with certain topics in therapeutics, imaging, pathology etc.
Students build on the basic knowledge and skills developed in the third year in adult medicine and surgery and psychiatry, and extend these to the special groups of patients. There are three blocks of training:
- Accident and emergency medicine, anaesthetics, orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation and neurology
- Reproductive and sexual health, including obstetrics and gynaecology, breast medicine and neonatology
- Health care of the elderly, child health and paediatrics, palliative care and dermatology
You will develop the special communication skills required for these groups of patients, and will gain an understanding of ethical issues and their application in the context of the sensitive areas that the management of these patients presents. You will learn about the psychological and socio-economic circumstances of patients, particularly those who are more vulnerable and disadvantaged from age and dependency, and the role of the multi-disciplinary team in the care of dependant patients. There will be teaching in public health, epidemiology, pharmacology, therapeutics and the laboratory sciences as applied to the year four specialities.
King's College London
Year of entry 2014