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University of Birmingham: Stage 3

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CC2 (Clinical Core 2)

CC2 is comprised of CBM3 (Community-Based Medicine 3), COM (Clinical Communication), CLS (Clinical Sciences) and HMS (Hospital-Based Medicine & Surgery).

In CBM3, your learning is structured around various cases which you shall compile. You will end up with 3 chronic cases (patients with long-term illness who you meet a number of times), 4 acute cases (patients with short-term illness who you meet once) and 2 babies (you will meet the babies and parents at least twice). Furthermore, you will be required to carry out learning prescriptions, in which you have identified a learning objective, researched the area and made an appropriate presentation.

COM involves small group teaching sessions with role plays, and is of course assessed in OSCEs.

CLS provides a core basis for understanding investigative and diagnostic medicine, based around 5 main subject areas: chemistry, haematology, immunology, microbiology and pathology.

Finally, HMS is the biggest part of CC2, and builds on your existing clinical knowledge and skills by giving you a thorough introduction to clinical practice in the hospital setting. There are no periods of time dedicated to specific specialties, but instead all medicine and surgery is intended to be integrated together.

CBM3 (Community-Based Medicine 3)


COM (Clinical Communication)


CLS (Clinical Sciences)


HMS (Hospital-Based Medicine & Surgery)


Other Components

EBM (Evidence-Based Medicine & Research Methods) aims to improve your understanding of the importance of evidence-based medicine in supporting your future clinical practice.

HIER (Health Improvement Evidence Review) follows on from the EBM module and gives you the opportunity to work in a small group to undertake an evidence review on a public health-related topic, finishing with a 5,000 word essay.

PDA (Professional Development Activities) exists so you may develop knowledge or skills that are not routinely taught but could be of significant value as a clinician. Topic areas include various languages, advanced presentation skills, complementary medicine, hospice management, medical education and more.

EBM (Evidence-Based Medicine & Research Methods)


HIER (Health Improvement Evidence Review)


PDA (Professional Development Activities)