Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry


Year 3 MET3A: Gastroenterology and Cancer (MET3A)

Teaching Material for this Module


In addition to the broad learning objectives given in the main Year 3 Handbook, students are expected to achieve the following objectives whilst attending the MET3A module;

1. The development of core clinical and communication skills as per the Clinical and Communication Skills hand book

2. Core knowledge/skills in the examinations specific to MET3A ie Abdominal and  Vascular

3. Competency in relevant practical skills

4. Satisfactory completion of MET3A PBL/CBL sessions

5. Attendance to MET3A lectures and teaching sessions during the introductory week

6. Attendance at all GP sessions

7. Satisfactory completion of the Year 3 SSC

8. Attendance at the half day hospice visit is compulsory.

You should be aware that the majority of your knowledge should be gained from spending time on the wards; the set teaching is there to supplement this. Be aware that patients and their diseases do not behave as the textbooks imply - in neatly defined categories. Instead they may have many features and presentations that cross systems.

SDL = Self Directed Learning

CE = Clinical Experience


By the time you reach Foundation Year, you will be expected to know about the conditions in this module. The Priority codes give you an idea of their importance:

Priority * = Emergency, life threatening or serious condition. Essential to bbe able to recognise and know how to treat.

Priority 1 = Have a good knowledge of these conditions; be able to recognise them and be familiar with their treatment

Priority 2 = Have some knowledge of these conditions and their treatment

Priority 3 = Be aware of the existence of these conditions and know where to seek more information about them


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