Compas is the curriculum map for Queen Mary's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s MBBS programme.
Your tutors will support and encourage you to develop an independent attitude to learning, such as making decisions about how to tackle key subjects and researching and discussing them with fellow students.
This approach will prepare you for life as a qualified doctor, when you will take responsibility for keeping your knowledge up to date through continuing professional development.
The teaching methods employed will ensure that you can both understand the principles of medicine and apply your knowledge in the same way when treating a patient.
When compared with more traditional programmes, formal lectures play a small part in the MBBS Malta programme.
In the early part of the programme, sessions take place in our clinical rooms, equipped with computers and closed-circuit television.
You will receive practical training in interviewing techniques and special sessions devoted to communication between doctors and their patients.
Project work will bring you into contact with the local community through working with GPs and community tutors.
A central element of the medical curriculum is problem-based learning. PBL involves groups of eight to ten students working together to understand and explain the central issues of a problem under the guidance of a tutor.
Effective teamwork is essential for PBL: undertaking independent research and presenting your findings to the group will help you retain the information, in turn developing your communication skills. The early use of clinical scenarios will help you apply your knowledge.