Student Choice (Formerly Student Selected Components)

These pages are for GP teachers. If you are interested in studying medicine at Bristol, please see details of our MB ChB Medicine course.

Student Choice Placements (previously known as Student Selected Components, or SSCs) are offered in years 2 and 3. For more information on each of the available teaching opportunities please see below.

Why supervise a student choice placement?

  • Useful to your practice, e.g. undertaking quality improvement, developing patient materials or helping to evaluate your service.
  • Students are enthusiastic having chosen a project they want to do
  • Engage with, inspire and be inspired by the next generation of clinicians
  • Funding is available

Year 2 Placements

At a glance:

  • Placements will run in September/October 2021 for Year 2 students.
  • Placements are 3 weeks long
  • Each year (January) we ask for placement proposals for Autumn that year. Placements for academic year 2020-2021 (for placements in Autumn 2021) this year have already been submitted. Please contact us if you would like to offer a placement in future years.
  • There is funding available
  • Placement supervisors don't have to be in a salaried or partnership role, and can include other healthcare professionals within your team (locums, practice manager, pharmacist, ANP, physician assistant etc) and any other community or third sector contacts you may have

For more information about how to offer a placement and what it might involve, please take a look at our Year 2 Student Choice Handbook 2020-21 (PDF, 203kB) Any questions, please email the Primary Care Lead for Student Choice Dr Rachel Johnson.

Year 3 placements

At a glance:

  • Placements run in July each year
  • Placements are 6 weeks long
  • Each spring we invite proposals for the following academic year. Placements for July 2021 are already allocated. We will invite proposals for academic year July 2022 in Spring 2020.
  • There is funding available.
  • Placement supervisors don't have to be in a salaried or partnership role, and can include other healthcare professionals within your team (locums, practice manager, pharmacist, ANP, physician assistant etc) and any other community or third sector contacts you may have
  • Placements should help students to explore ‘evidence- based medicine in the broadest sense’.and students will choose an area of study, collect data, analyse it and reflect on its use in clinical settings. Students will be expected to work largely independently with some support.

Please take a look at our Year 3 Student Choice Handbook 2019-20 (Office document, 147kB) for more information, and watch our simple 'how to' video, below.

The list below is not exhaustive but gives some ideas of previous projects offered. Please do get in touch with any ideas or questions. 

Antidepressants in women of child-bearing age (audit) (Office document, 34kB)
Developing e-learning modules for primary care (Office document, 34kB)
Domestic violence interventions in the community pharmacy setting (Office document, 34kB)
Educational placement alongside children with learning difficulties (Office document, 16kB)
Exercise on Prescription - a Literature Review (Office document, 34kB)
Exercise on Prescription - a Literature Review (Office document, 34kB)
Global Health (Office document, 36kB)
NOACs and Kidney Function (audit) (Office document, 26kB)
Primary Care in Special Settings – Prison, One25, Haven, Compass Health (Office document, 43kB)
Restructuring the patient recall process to improve efficiency and patient care (Office document, 35kB)
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SSC in Integrative Medicine: Resilience-building Whole Person Care with a focus (Office document, 3,105kB)



 

Contacts

Academic: Dr Rachel Johnson

Administrator:  PHC teaching administration team

 

The only limit with student choice projects is your imagination
Photos from At Sea With Disability SSC 2012

I don’t have words to describe how important this SSC has been.

Student feedback from Penny Brohn Integrative Medicine SSC 2017
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