Our COVID-19 contingency plans for 2020-2021
With the COVID crisis, it is unfortunately the case that much medical education and training has been effectively put on partial hold. However, as we emerge, albeit cautiously, from lockdown, BSMS is keen to ensure that both its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes ramp up appropriately.
The need for quality specialist medical training is clearly paramount as we all have to adjust to new ways of delivering patient care in many clinical domains. We plan, for example, to deliver the postponed Infectious Diseases module in November, and are incorporating dedicated COVID-related teaching, focused both on clinical aspects and pathophysiology.
With regard to the Masters in Internal Medicine more generally, our priority is, of course the safety and well-being of our students. Here is what you should know about the upcoming academic year (2020-2021).
The academic year will start as normal and term dates will not be changed. Visit the University of Sussex website for up-to-date information on term dates below.
View the latest information on term dates here >
However, teaching will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods and course content to make the most of this approach. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time.
For students who are unwilling or unable to do anything in person, it will be 100% possible to complete all coursework remotely via online engagement in 2020 (details about 2021 are to be decided).