Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Induction 2019

Please refer back to this page during your Induction weeks in case of last minute changes.

It is a good idea to:

  • read before you arrive
  • follow any links and check instructions
  • bring with you any documents, etc where these are specified.

Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

If you have not already done so, please upload a photograph of yourself using the e@applicant page and following the online instructions. 

This photo will appear on your University card, which is issued to you when you attend the enrolment session on Monday 9 September. Without this photo, your University card cannot be produced and will be delayed getting to you. You will need ID when you pick up your University card and the only form of ID is your passport. Please see our University card collection web page for further information: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/new-students/induction/your-university-card

NB: this is not required if you already have a University card because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College. Your University card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at the University of Plymouth.


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Monday 9 September 2019

0930 - 0945 FoMD Dean’s Welcome Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Welcome to all students enrolled on the BMBS, BDS and DTH courses by Professor Hisham Khalil

0945 - 1015 Student Support and Faculty Office Administration introduction Roland Levinsky lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Overview of support services available for all students of the University of Plymouth by Debbie Couch, Ivan Jeary and Callum Gray

1015 - 1100 Enrolment Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

ID card collection from the Admissions team.  Please remember to bring your passport

1100 - 1200 BMBS Welcome and Curriculum Overview Sherwell Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 Upper

Welcome to BMBS from Dr Nick Toms, Deputy Head of School

1200 - 1230 Year 1 Group photo - Reservoir Gardens 

1200 - 1300 Campus tours (optional) – Groups 1 – 9 - Atrium B, B Block, Portland Square Building

A guided tour of the main campus including Portland Square by students

1300 - 1400 Introduction to Evidence Based Learning Sherwell Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 Upper

1400 – 1500 Campus tours (optional) – Groups 10 - 18 Atrium B, B Block, Portland Square Building

A guided tour of the main campus including Portland Square by students

1500 - 1600 Student Peer Talk -  Sherwell Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 Upper

Tuesday 10 September 2019

0930 - 1030 Introduction to Digital Learning Environment Part 1  Groups 1 - 6 Room 106 - 107 Babbage Building

Introduction to our virtual learning environment - Moodle and More by the TelMed team

1100 - 1200 Introduction to Digital Learning Environment Part 1 Groups 7 - 12 Room 106 - 107 Babbage Building

Introduction to our virtual learning environment - Moodle and More by the TelMed team 

1300 - 1400 Introduction to Digital Learning Environment Part 1 Groups 13 - 18 Room 106 - 107 Babbage Building

Introduction to our virtual learning environment - Moodle and More by the TelMed team

1500 - 1600 Introduction to University library with Chris Johns, Information Specialist Roland Levinsky Building Lecture Theatre 1

An overview of the range of resources available to you including the University library

1600 - 1700 Patient Safety and Professionalism with Professor Hisham Khalil Roland Levinsky Building Lecture Theatre 1 

An overview of patient safety, its definition and how this is represented in the 5 years of the BMBS curriculum. 

Wednesday 11 September 2019

0930 - 1130 Life Science Induction with Carol Price-Thomas, Debbie Kirvell and teaching staff – Groups 1 - 9 - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building

This introduction to LSRC will give you an idea of the extensive array of resources available to you and what to expect during these teaching sessions and how to approach learning in this new environment. It also kicks off your scientific and anatomical learning with sessions on anatomical and medical terminology, and science as applied to medicine.

1300 - 1500 Medical Imaging Science to Applied Medicine induction with Carol Price-Thomas, Debbie Kirvell and teaching staff – Groups 10 - 18 - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building

This introduction to LSRC will give you an idea of the extensive array of resources available to you and what to expect during these teaching sessions and how to approach learning in this new environment. It also kicks off your scientific and anatomical learning with sessions on anatomical and medical terminology, and science as applied to medicine.

Thursday 12 September 2019

0900 - 1030 Evidence Based Learning Groups 1 – 9 with EBL facilitators - all rooms are in Portland Square Building

Your EBL group will lay down the key foundations for how the group will function. You will begin to learn how to unravel the issues from a case scenario.

Group 1 - B3, Group 2 - B4, Group 3 - B5, Group 4 – B6, Group 5 – B7, Group 6 – B8, Group 7 - B109, GRoup 8 - B110 and Group 9 - B111

1030 - 1200  Evidence Based Learning Groups 10 - 18 with EBL facilitators - all rooms are in Portland Square Building

Your PBL group will lay down the key foundations for how the group will function. You will begin to learn how to unravel the issues from a case scenario.

Group 10 – B3, Group 11- B4, Group 12 – B5, Group 13 – B6, Group 14 – B7, Group 15 – B8, Group 16 - B109, Group 17 - B110 and Group 18 - B111

1300 - 1400 Introduction to learning approaches with Dr Tony Finnigan  Roland Levinsky Building, Lecture Theatre 1

Invaluable information to begin to develop the necessary skills required for professional independent learning, which is a focal part of the curriculum.

1500 - 1600 Assessment overview with Dr Steven Burr and Jolanta Kisielewska  Roland Levinsky Building, Lecture Theatre 1

An overview of the principles and practice of assessment within the medical curriculum, with emphasis on summative assessments (medical knowledge, clinical skills, personal development and professionalism, and student selected components in years 1 and 2) and the requirements for progression from year 1 to year 2.

Friday 13 September 2019

0930 - 1000 Library tour groups 14 - 19 (optional) with Chris Johns, Information Specialist Reception, Charles Seale-Hayne Library

A tour around our fantastic library 

1000 - 1030 Library tour groups 10 - 13 (optional) with Chris Johns, Information Specialist Reception, Charles Seale-Hayne Library 

A tour around our fantastic library

1030 - 1100 Library tour groups 1 - 4 (optional) with Chris Johns, Information Specialist Reception, Charles Seale-Hayne Library 

A tour around our fantastic library.

11:00 - 1130 Library tour groups 5 - 9 (optional) with Chris Johns, Information Specialist Reception, Charles Seale-Hayne Library 

A tour around our fantastic library

1200 - 1230 Career planning with Fran Perkin Roland Levinsky Building, Lecture Theatre 1

This session will:

  • give a general overview of medical career paths and trends in NHS recruitment
  • highlight the importance of career planning
  • outline the help and support available to you in planning your medical career.
1300 - 1500 Information Fair - Atria A, B and C Portland Square Building

Exhibitors will include:  University of Plymouth support teams, various student societies and external exhibitors e.g. Medical Defence, Medical Protection Society and HM Forces

Monday 16 September 2019

All Occupational Health appointments take place in Derriford Health and Leisure Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford

0830 - 1030 Occupational Health appointments Groups 7 - 12

1100 - 1300 Occupational Health appointments Groups 13 - 18

1400 - 1600 Occupational Health appointments Groups 1 - 6

0930 - 1030 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Part 2 Groups 1 - 6 Room 106 - 107, Babbage Building

Continuing Introduction to our virtual learning environment – ePortfolio with the TelMed team 

1130 – 1230 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Part 2 Groups 7 - 12 Room 106 - 107, Babbage Building

Continuing introduction to our virtual learning environment – ePortfolio with the TelMed team

1400 – 1500 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Part 2 Groups 13 - 18 Room 106 - 107, Babbage Building

Continuing introduction to our virtual learning environment – ePortfolio with the TelMed team

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Sessions for Clinical Skills Resource Centre take place in the John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford with Clinical Skills Tutors

0900 - 1100 Introduction to Clinical Skills Groups 1 - 6 

1200 - 1400 Introduction to Clinical Skills Groups 7 - 12 

1430 - 1630 Introduction to Clinical Skills Groups 13 - 18 

LSRC Anatomage session: Please refer to the DLE induction page to access your Anatomage training session and click on the table image: https://dle.plymouth.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=44817&section=6 

Wednesday 18 September 2019

0900 - 1030 Introduction to community and jigsaw with Dr Richard Ayres and Dr Richard Perrett Main Hall, Davy Building

Your community attachments this year will introduce you to some of the many agencies working to improve health in Plymouth. Over the next 5 years you will be part of that effort. This session will help you to prepare for your community placements and jigsaw sessions to maximise the learning opportunities. This session will also help you to understand the good, the bad and the ugly of health in the city!

1100 - 1300 Evidence Based learning Groups 1 - 9 with EBL facilitators rooms are based in Portland Square and Rolle buildings

In your second EBL group session you will complete the 8-steps of EBL, share your findings for the questions you created in the first session and give feedback.

Group 1 - B4 PSQ, Group 2 - B5 PSQ, Group 3 - B6 PSQ, Group 4 - B109 PSQ, Group 5 - B110 PSQ, Group 6 - B111 PSQ, Group 7 - 211 Rolle, Group 8 - 214 Rolle and Group 9 - 204 Rolle

1330 - 1530 Evidence Based learning Groups 10 - 18 with EBL facilitators rooms are based in Portland Square building

In your second EBL group session you will complete the 8-steps of EBL, share your findings for the questions you created in the first session and give feedback.

Group 10 - B3 PSQ, Group 11 - B4 PSQ, Group 12 - B5 PSQ, Group 13 - B6 PSQ, Group 14 - B7 PSQ, Group 15 - B8 PSQ, Group 16 - B109 PSQ, Group 17 - B110 PSQ and Group 18 - B111 PSQ

Thursday 19 September 2019

Sessions for Clinical Skills Resource Centre take place in the John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford with Clinical Skills Tutors

0900 - 1100 Clinical Skills Hand Hygiene Groups 13 - 18 Clinical Skills Staff

1200 - 1400 Clinical Skills Hand Hygiene Groups 7 - 12 Clinical Skills Staff 

1430 - 1630 Clinical Skills Hand Hygiene Groups 1 - 6 Clinical Skills Staff 

LSRC Anatomage session: Please refer to the DLE induction page to access your Anatomage training session and click on the table image: https://dle.plymouth.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=44817&section=6 

Friday 20 September 2018

1000 – 1100 Digital learning Environment (DLE) drop in session with the TelMed Team B103, IT suite, Portland Square Building

0900 - 1000 Cross cutting themes with Richard Ayres and Tracey Collett Sherwell Centre, Upper Lecture Theatre

In every patient encounter, there are a range of 'toolkits' on which a doctor must draw. These are really systems of knowledge that we use to help patients, such as biomedical science, evidence-based practice, professionalism, humanities, population health, ethics, psychology and sociology. This session will demonstrate how the FoMD curriculum teaches students to integrate all these themes into clinical practice.

1200 - 1230 Welcome Patients with Sam Regan de Bere Room 006, Babbage Building

1230 - 1300 Feedback and Evaluation with Theresa Compton, Karen Johnstone and Serena Vellacott and student reps - Room 006, Babbage Building 

An introduction to the role of student representatives and how we collect and use your feedback on your experiences of the course. An opportunity to ask any final questions to staff before the core programme starts the following week.

For international students only

1330 - 1500 FoMD international student welcome with Dr Poorna Gunasekera and Dr Karen Johnstone Room C307, LSRC, Portland Square Building

An opportunity to meet and talk to international tutors, support services from across the University and other international medical students.


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