Your course will be structured around problem-based learning (PBL), a method that presents you every week with a scenario or case history that you explore with a facilitator.
PBL was chosen as the main learning method for the MBBS course due to the evidence indicating that it encourages learning in context, self-motivation, and active learning and thinking, rather than regurgitation. PBL also assists the development of a wide range of skills, such as problem-solving, communication, attitudinal, interpersonal, teamwork and leadership.
By covering the knowledge-base needed to understand different aspects of each problem, you will gradually acquire everything you need to practise medicine. Small groups of students learn together in their own ‘base room’ with a designated tutor who is available to meet regularly and guide your studies.
Students enrolled in the St George’s MBBS programme at the University of Nicosia enjoy state-of-the-art learning facilities, the same as those used by their counterparts in London, coupled with community clinical experiences during Years 1 and 2 of the curriculum. Years 3 and 4 are spent in approved teaching hospitals in the United States, Europe and Israel.