HKUMedUG2023-Full ebook

Clinical Curriculum: Readiness for Practice This is when you will enter the real-life world of clinical practice and get full exposure to how doctors work on a day-to-day basis. You work alongside doctors and nurses as they treat patients while acquiring the necessary handson skills and an in-depth understanding of clinical medicine before you join the ranks as a future health professional. You will go through three phases: Clinical Foundation Block The 10-week Clinical Foundation Block welcomes you back from the Enrichment Year, and orientates you to the practice of clinical medicine. It is designed to prepare you to “think and act” like a doctor, by consolidating your skills in history taking, physical examination and clinical reasoning. Clinical Clerkships This is an extensive and exciting period of training, running from mid-Year 4 to the Final Year. You will be directly involved in day-to-day patient care and will be developing skills including diagnosis, investigation and treatment, as well as interpersonal skills when interacting with patients and families. The Clinical Clerkships consist of two phases: General Clerkship (48 weeks) and Assistant Internship (49 weeks). Through exposure to a variety of clinical contexts in hospital and community settings, we enable students to master the broad range of health and disease conditions in a comprehensive manner, and to gain insights into the full impact of illnesses on patients and their families. Your rotations will be in hospitals as well as clinics offering ambulatory care and communitybased primary care. The clerkships will cover: Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Microbiology, Pathology, Public Health, Family Medicine Clinical Foundation Block Clinical Clerkships MBBS Elective Year 4 - 6 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2023 14