Medical School Collection

Medical School Collection

Preparing to practise


We have worked closely with students and junior doctors to develop this collection of high-quality, evidence-based, e-learning to help with the difficult transition from medical school to clinical practice.

BMJ Learning’s Medical School Collection modules can support your organisation by:

  • Provide essential training in key competencies to prepare students for delivering high quality care
  • Enhance postgraduate performance and subsequent career progression of your students
  • Complement your existing content with high quality, evidence based, engaging e-learning modules
  • Improve confidence and satisfaction of your students
  • Provide your educational materials and resources all in one place.

Induction and preparing for working on the wards

Essential training in key competencies which will give practical guidance to increase confidence and help to prepare students for delivering high quality care.

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    • Advanced life support for in-hospital adult cardiac arrest
    • Audit
    • Aggressive patients
    • Basic life support
    • Breaking bad news
    • Child protection:
      • Emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect
      • Physical abuse
    • Communication skills
    • Death verification and certification (UK only)
    • Evidence based medicine
    • How to write a research paper and get it published
    • Patient confidentiality and disclosing information (UK only)
    • Tackling bullying
    • Teamworking
    • The Mental Capacity Act (UK only)
    •  The Mental Health Act (UK only)
    •  Things I wish I’d known before starting a job in…
      • Emergency medicine
      • Medicine
      • Surgery

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Priority clinical conditions                                          

Cover recognition, assessment and management of common, high-priority clinical areas which students will be presented with when they start clinical practice.

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  • Anaphylaxis
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Chest pain
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Delirium (currently being updated)
  • Falls
  • MRSA
  • Palliative care
  • Post-operative deterioration
  • Sepsis:
    • In children
    • In adults
  • Shock
  • Stroke
  • Suicidal ideation and self-harm

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Interpreting tests                                         

Educate your students using a mixture of 3D animation, audio, images, text and clinical cases with practical tips on how to conduct, interpret and record key tests.

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  • Blood gases
  • Chest x-ray
  • ECGs:
    • Diagnostic testing
    • Understanding the normal ECG trace

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Safer prescribing

Reduce risks and support consistent prescribing with modules offering practical approaches to avoiding errors and working safely and effectively.

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  • Assessing pain and using the analgesic ladder
  • Drug errors
  • Fluid management in acutely unwell patients
  • Injectable medicines
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Prescribing survival guides:
    • Medical inpatients (coming soon)
    • Surgical inpatients
  • Safe anticoagulation:
    • Starting patients on anticoagulation
    • Maintaining patients on anticoagulation

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Examination and practical skills

Provide 3D animations and images to show how to perform practical procedures, detailing the relevant anatomy and giving practical tips to support learning.

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  • Basic practical skills (10 modules)
  • Advanced practical skills (10 modules)
  • Airways management (5 modules)
  • Cranial nerve examination
  • Joint (coming soon)
  • Prostate examnation
  • Musculoskeletal examination:
    • Back examination
    • Shoulder examination
    • Elbow examination
    • Wrist examination
    • Hip examination
    • Knee examination
    • Ankle examination

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 View our Video

Watch our short video to see an overview of the range of content and formats we use.

Flexible content delivery

We can provide our Medical School Collection modules as SCORM/XAPi exports to sit on your own Learning Management System (LMS). If you don’t currently have a LMS at your organisation we can recommend an experienced supplier who can get you up and running.

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