Year 5

Preparing for Professional Practice

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Welcome to the Year 5 Primary Care attachment 2016-17.  The Primary Care attachment is part of the 12 week course Preparing for Professional Practice (PPP). Students in pairs have a two week attachment to a General Practice.

Aim: To prepare students for working as F1 doctors by learning in the primary care setting.

Major themes

There is a particular focus within the Primary Care attachment on the following themes:

  1. Prescribing and Therapeutics
  2. Advanced Consultation Skills
  3. Caring for fellow health professionals and becoming a patient yourself
  4. Complex Patients with Multimorbidities
  5. Urgent Care

Please ensure that you read the student Year 5 Primary Care workbook for students 2016-17 (not yet available)‌ thoroughly before the start of the attachment.

Useful links for GP Teachers

Finals examinations

Primary Health Care makes a contribution to the Finals examination for Bristol medical students.  This involves both core members of academic staff and GP teachers from local practices.  We are always keen to hear from GP teachers who would like to be involved.


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