Community Orientated Medical Practice (COMP 2): Primary Health Care, Dermatology and Care of the Elderly
The course is 9 weeks long and runs 4 times a year, comprising eight weeks of clinical placements and 5 days central teaching in Bristol. The clinical time is divided into a 4-week GP placement and a 4-week Care of the Elderly placement with Dermatology clinics and tutorials throughout. During this time the students are academy-based. They all attend central teaching in Bristol for two days of the first week and the final three days of week 9.
To develop the students' skills in management of common and chronic problems encountered in primary health care, dermatology and care of the elderly.
COMP 2 explores and provides experience in the following vertical themes:
- Communication Skills
- Whole Person Care
Objectives (specific to Primary Care)
By the end of the unit each student should be able to:
- Describe the role of the GP and the other members of the primary health care team
- Appraise the different systems providing open access health care in the UK
- Conduct a complete consultation on any of the 16 core clinical problems (pdf, 39 KB)
- Help patients reduce their risk of developing chronic disease
- Describe methods by which the impact of disability on patients can be minimized
- Identify patients who may be at risk of intimate partner violence and have strategies to help them
University-based Primary Care teaching
- Lectures, workshops and seminars, including ‘Effective consultation skills’ and a ‘Disability seminar'
- Small group tutorials with supervisor of student selected components.
General Practice-based Primary Care teaching
The majority of GP placements are a single 4-week attachment. Some students have residential placements and these tend to be 2-week placements followed by a second 2-week placement in a different practice. Each attachment offers the student one-to-one tuition which is a unique opportunity during their MBChB course.
Links relevant to GP COMP2 Teaching
- Student COMP2 Handbook (pdf, 489 KB)
- GP Teacher Handbook (pdf, 356 KB) Updated 30/11/12
- Core Clinical Problems (pdf, 39 KB)
- CAPS Procedure Log Book (pdf, 6.37 MB) This log book lists the skills expected by the GMC in a newly qualified doctor.
- Student attendance form for GP teaching reimbursement (Word, 31 KB)
- Student concern form (Word, 631 KB)
- Distinctions, Merits and Prizes (pdf, 60 KB)
- Example 4 week placement timetable (Word, 48 KB)
- Individual GP Feedback form (Word, 35.5 KB) Please note this form is for your own use and not to be returned to the Teaching Office.
- Social and Community Medicine: Undergraduate student information
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