Our programme adopts a modular structure within a spiral curriculum, and teaching staff employ a variety of learning methods including flipped learning, seminars, interprofessional education, project work, debates and simulation. You will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and to be active in the learning process.
The majority of theoretical and taught content will be delivered in Nottingham. We use a home and away model to allocate you to clinical placements. Your year one clinical placement will be classed as your home, year two clinical placement will be in a different NHS Trust area, which will be the away placement. You will return to your original home placement area for year three.
Your year one clinical practice placement area (home) needs to be allocated before you commence the programme, and we’ll offer you the opportunity to indicate a preference for your placement*.
The preferences available are:
- Nottingham University Hospitals (includes both City Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre)
- University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (Derby and Burton)
- Chesterfield Royal Hospital (Chesterfield)
- Sherwood Forest Hospitals (Mansfield)
Students will be required to travel a distance to practice placements and/or access an alternative accommodation near the placement area, it will be the student’s responsibility for securing any accommodation.
In addition to clinical placements you will undertake case-holding throughout all years of the course. You’ll follow two or three women per year throughout their pregnancy journey. This is highly valued by our students and the women they care for.
*Please note that while we ask you to indicate your preferred clinical placement areas, due to the volume of students on the course and number of places that are available at each site, we cannot guarantee that all preferred choices will be granted.
Assessment is viewed as an integral part of the teaching and learning process. A range of assessment methods is used including, written assignments, unseen/seen written exams, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), and debates.
Visit our school website for more details on how you will study.