Find out what an integrated Medicine course involves, how the teaching differs from traditional courses, and why the GMC recommends this type of course.Application Support
Integrated Medicine Courses teach scientific knowledge alongside clinical training – so you’ll learn the material by topic, rather than by discipline. For example, when you learn about the digestive system, you will learn all of the physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, clinical skills etc which are relevant to it.
The General Medical Council recommends this approach to Medicine – and most universities now use this method of teaching.
It’s different from a Traditional Medicine Course, where you learn the science first in the pre-clinical years and then move to a clinical setting.
Most Medical Schools teach Integrated Medicine Courses.
The difference between these universities is whether they use problem-based learning, case-based learning, or enquiry-based learning to deliver the Integrated Courses. You can find out more about this in our guide to teaching approaches.
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