Year 4

‌‌‌‌‌Community Orientated Medical Practice (COMP 2): Primary Health Care, Dermatology and Medicine for Older People

The course is 9 weeks long and runs 4 times a year, comprising 8 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 Medicine for Older People 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:

Objectives (specific to Primary Care)

By the end of the unit each student should be able to:

University-based Primary Care teaching

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 Year 4 GP Teaching


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