Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry


Year GEP 1 MedSoc(GEP: Medicine in Society (GEP)


The global aims for the Medicine in Society course are to introduce students to patients and the patient's experience of health and ill health over the course of their lives.

By the end of the course students will have had the opportunity to:

  1. Meet patients early in their undergraduate medical education
  2. Begin to understand patients and how they are affected by their condition
  3. Appreciate how cultural diversity affects the experience of health and healthcare services
  4. Begin to understand the public health influences that affect the development of ill-health and the restoration of the healthy state
  5. Meet the primary and secondary health care team and begin to understand the roles of different members of the team
  6. Develop, in context, good communication skills with patients, health professionals and between peers
  7. Understand the importance of good consultation and skills healthcare professionals use
  8. Be introduced to the skills of physical examination
  9. Reflect on their own learning in terms of personal and professional development

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