“What’s psychology got to do with medicine”: Implementing psychological principals into Medicine

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The aim of the presentation is to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing psychological principals, teaching and assessment in a newly established Medical degree at Edge Hill University.
A joint initiative from HEFCE/HEE, published in October 2017, invited Higher Education Institutions to bid for the expansion of undergraduate medical education places. A key component of our successful proposal for undergraduate medical education was the development of an innovative Medicine curriculum that incorporates behavioural and social science teaching, learning and assessment. Consistent with this ethos the programme incorporates an innovative psychological curriculum and psychological support for students. Psychological support and development is essential for all medical students entering such an emotionally and psychologically demanding programme.
Document analysis (such as curriculum validation documents), evaluations and personal reflections will explore the challenges and opportunities in implementing core psychological principals into the Medical degree.
Results and Discussion
The presentation will conclude by exploring how the programme influenced the development of core psychological principals within the medical programme. Discussion will also focus on psychological support for students during the programme and in the transition to medicine.
Period2 Jun 2021
Event titleSolstice and CLT Conference
Event typeConference
LocationOrmskirk, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational