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Dr Carl Fernandes

Dr Carl Fernandes

Dr Carl Fernandes

Senior General Practice Teaching Fellow
Location: Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, BN1 9PH

Areas of interest: Teaching General Practice through Simulated Consultations, Use of Technology Enhanced Learning in Medical Education, Management of Headaches in General Practice. 


Dr Carl Fernandes’ journey to working at BSMS began rather close by – he grew up in Brighton. He left to train at The Royal Free and University College Medical School and qualified as a GP in London. Since returning to Brighton he has taught BSMS students across all years and in his current role he enjoys delivering General Practice teaching in Year 4 and 5.



Year 4

  • Year 4 GP module 403 Facilitator leader, small group facilitator and lecturer with a special interest in primary care management of headaches
  • Curriculum development on Year 4 module 403
  • Patient educator involvement in the Year 4 GP curriculum
  • Design and delivery of assessment in Year 4 GP module 403
  • Student evaluation of Year 4 community GP placements 

Year 5

  • Managing Year 5 independent GP placements
  • Year 5 GP Case based discussion facilitation
  • Design and delivery of Year 5 GP assessment for finals exams
  • Student evaluation of Year 5 community GP placements
  • Clinical Academic Tutor (Years 3-5) 


  • Teacher on medical education for various postgraduate modules for the BSMS Department of Medical Education
  • Currently studying MSc Clinical Education