MDSA40270 Clinical Elective A

Academic Year 2023/2024

This 5 credit ( 3 week) version of the full 10 credit clinical elective module is offered in the Options phase of the clinical medicine programme. The module is designed to facilitate students taking 2x 5 credit module combinations in their final year of study, thus diversifying options for student in depth study close to the close of the programme.

Students will apply to do a stand alone 3 week clinical elective in an appropriate healthcare institution. The purpose of this module is to allow students study and area of particular interest to them in the field of clinical medicine. No reserch component will apply to this, the full 3 week period must be in the area of direct patient care but can be in any aspect of clinical medicine, including the clinical specialties.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

This is a self directed student led module. The overarching outcome is that students address gaps in their clinical training or address areas of specific clinical interest and outline their learning objectives in writing prior to taking the module.

Students should detail their learning needs and outline how the clinical elective will help them meet these when submitting their proposed elective for approval. Students clinical learning needs should be related to the student's final achievement of the broad Medicine programme outcomes ( these are available on the Medicine programme pages on Brightspace) and may also relate to the specific outcomes of any of the clinical stage modules taken thus far.

Indicative Module Content:

Any aspect of clinical medicine ( must be patient facing) appropriate to the programme outcomes and clinical module outcomes for the Medicine programmes, as chosen by the student

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Clinical Elective A should be a fully immersive clinical education experience 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Students must submit a short record of learning achievement mapped against the objectives/ outcomes they set out to achieve plus short reflection on how they did so ( max 750 words) Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

As this module facillitates pre-approved student experience on clinical sites across the globe ,students will receive individual feedback on their clinical learning and performance on the sites they attend. An overview of student performance may be given to the class when the clinical elective is completed, but detailed feedback will be limited to those students who do not have their clinical learning experience signed off by the designated supervisor on the host site.