Medicine @ Lincoln | Q&A

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These questions have been answered by Flo, a second year medical student at Lincoln.

Is it a problem that there aren’t a lot of big supermarkets?

There are lots of big supermarkets in Lincoln – there’s a Morrisons closest to the University campus but there is also a Lidl in walking distance as well as a big Tesco. You can always get a bus to other supermarkets or get a lift with someone who has a car as well. As in many cities, the supermarkets aren’t very central but there are plenty of smaller ones like Tesco Express, Sainsbury’s Local and Spar. There is also the option once you’re in your own house to get food deliveries.

Do you know everyone on your course?

Yes, being smaller gives us a great sense of community.

How much self-study time do you have to revise information from lectures, seminars etc?

I would say plenty, the maximum teaching time a day for me last year was 8 hours with at least one hour-long break in the middle of the day but most days are shorter and more like 4 hours. This means you have evenings and weekends free as well as lunchtimes for you to use however you like.

After self-study and scheduled session how much free time are you left with?

Plenty. I took part in 2 weekly clubs last year as well as multiple exercise classes and found time to go on nights out, relax with friends, get enough sleep and just chill every week. As a medical student you can definitely still get the typical fun uni experience!

How is CBL different to PBL?

We are not taught solely through CBL (case-based learning), but it is basically when you learn about a condition/system through a case study, whereas PBL (problem-based learning) relies more on group work and self-study.

Here is a link to The Medic Portal’s resource on PBL & CBL.

I thought Nottingham & Lincoln had an integrated learning approach where you learned about the condition and then applied it to a case or cases. Is this not the case? Is it now case based learning?

Yes, it is an integrated learning approach. We have a case each week which runs alongside the teaching, so for example we may be having lectures about hypertension throughout the week and the case is based around a patient with hypertension, their symptoms, management, investigations etc. We then have a session at the end of the week to discuss the case and apply the week’s knowledge to it.

You can find more information here.

Is the course delivered at Lincoln exactly the same as in Nottingham?

Since it is in a different location, we have a different set of lecturers, so our teaching can be delivered at approximately the same time as it is in Nottingham. This means our slides are made by our lecturers but based around the same learning outcomes as those Nottingham have. We are taught anatomy by prosection rather than dissection (which they do at Nottingham), but I think it works really well.

How many students are there in your year group?

80, which means we all know each other and the lecturers too.

Do you feel the medical school is well set up with the correct facilities?

Yes, we have our own anatomy suite and clinical skills suites in existing University of Lincoln buildings as well as the new Medical School building which will be finished by January 2021


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Posted by:Life of a Medic

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