Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Student Selected Component in General Practice and the Community

Year 2 SSC 'The evolving role of the General Practitioner' will explore explore the speciality of Primary Care and how it is changing.

This course will involve:

  • Visiting a general practice including opportunity for discussion with patients
  • Classroom sessions discussing primary care and exploring the changing primary care landscape
  • Discussion about current digital health technologies and their impact on primary care
  • A presentation on a chosen aspect of primary care

The main objectives of the course are:

  • To explore current and future NHS structure including the concepts of primary and secondary care
  • To provide an example of how primary care can provide care for vulnerable groups
  • To learn about digital health in research and practise
  • To learn how patients in primary care are managed using triage and how the primary care workforce is changing
  • To describe doctor-patient interactions and review key learning points such as the central importance of the narrative in making a diagnosis