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I've been looking around at the various types of courses, and I feel that the type I would be most suited to (I think) is the traditional course. Failing that then Integrated.

My problem (and hence the reason I am posting), stems from the fact that I can't seem to find that many traditional courses, apart from Oxford (and possibly a couple of others, although I'm not sure). So i was just wondering if anybody could help me by telling me some traditional courses, or failing that any integrated courses which lean more towards the traditional end of the spectrum?
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Oxbridge, St Andrews, UCL, Imperial, GKT, Georges, Leeds, Liecester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Durham at least have pretty traditional courses (i.e. PBL is not emphasised, with a strong preclinical/clinical divide.) If it's a subject based (as opposed to systems based) style of learning that you want, then Oxbridge and St Andrews are the ones.
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i would think that St George's, Cardiff, UCL and imperial are traditional in a way.
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(Original post by jonnyofengland)
I've been looking around at the various types of courses, and I feel that the type I would be most suited to (I think) is the traditional course. Failing that then Integrated.

My problem (and hence the reason I am posting), stems from the fact that I can't seem to find that many traditional courses, apart from Oxford (and possibly a couple of others, although I'm not sure). So i was just wondering if anybody could help me by telling me some traditional courses, or failing that any integrated courses which lean more towards the traditional end of the spectrum?
What do you class as tradtional ?
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What do you class as tradtional ?
I think she means closer to the academic end of the spectrum than the wholly vocational. Do you?
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What do you class as tradtional ?
A course which gives you a thorough knowledge of medicine before unleashing you on a patient. So there tends to not be many placements in hospitals or surgeries for the first couple of years, but it is usually made up for it at the end (because you don't have to do so many lectures). Is this right or am I being an idiot and barking up the wrong tree completely?
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I think she means closer to the academic end of the spectrum than the wholly vocational. Do you?
Classics
English
PPE
Philosophy
Maths
Chemistry
Medicine
Physics
etc.

There all academic........ :confused:
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(Original post by jismith1989)
I think she means closer to the academic end of the spectrum than the wholly vocational. Do you?
Yeah, that's a good way of describing it. So you tend to spend a lot of time learning it before putting it into practice, rather than integrating methods and knowledge from the start.
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(Original post by tucker672)
Classics
English
PPE
Philosophy
Maths
Chemistry
Medicine
Physics
etc.

There all academic........ :confused:
Look at the sub-forum mate.
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Well in that case everywhere has gradually increasing clinical exposure. No medical school is going to let you out on the wards knowing nothing - at best it'll be a token visit where you interview patients about their experience of health and disease but nothing like the clinical clerkships that you do in years 3 to 5.
Medical courses are much more the same than they are dissimilar.
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(Original post by tucker672)
Classics
English
PPE
Philosophy
Maths
Chemistry
Medicine
Physics
etc.

There all academic........ :confused:
The OP is talking about different Medicine courses (being more academic or vocational); not different courses in general.
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I would say Oxford, Cambridge and St Andrews
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We're pretty traditional - in first and second year there's not might clinical involvement - in first year it's all about interviewing a mother with young children and an elderly person with essay write ups (to learn about holistic approaches to medicine) and in second year we have 1 2 hour session a week in a GPs learning history taking and examinations. No hospital placements unless you choose student selected components involving them. Very much systems based, which is a really great way of organizing your thoughts. And they leave renal and endocrine until the end of second year because they involve so much of your prior learning.
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Hi i am in a similar situation to you. I want to study the traditional way- the unis i have looked at so far are-
1) Oxford- theres not much to tell
2) Bristol- there is clinical contact form year 1 but it is just shadowing a gp, and learning basic clinical skills. They dont use PBL.
3)Edinburgh- beautiful uni! But they do use PBL but its not majorly strssed i dont think.
4) Birmingham- looks like a good course, no PBL (that i know of)

Others i know of are Cardiff, St Andrews (however you haev to remember you only stay there for 3 years).

If anyone goes to the unis i mentioned please say if i am wrong about the course.
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St George's are more or less traditional.
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St George's are more or less traditional.
From next year, the Georges 5 year course is switching to PBL.
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From next year, the Georges 5 year course is switching to PBL.
is that for 2009-ers? if same goes for us it will be some kind of scam as thats not what they initially said. but either way, i'd like to see your source
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I don't see why anyone would want to study a "traditional" course. My first degree was completely lecture/practical based and it would bore the pants off me if I was studying medicine by that method. PBL all the way...!!
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is that for 2009-ers? if same goes for us it will be some kind of scam as thats not what they initially said. but either way, i'd like to see your source
http://www.newmediamedicine.com/foru...tml#post581364
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I don't see why anyone would want to study a "traditional" course. My first degree was completely lecture/practical based and it would bore the pants off me if I was studying medicine by that method. PBL all the way...!!
I think a middle of the road course (like Nottingham's) gives the best of both worlds.

Does anybody know what courses are similar to Nottingham's?
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