THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Process of Care - Locomotor System (U01470)
Process of Care - Locomotor System' is one of the four courses covering all of the systems of the body. Locom,otor disorders comprise a heterogeneous group of diseases and conditions in which musculoskeletal pain, stiffness and physical disability are prominent. It integrates teaching in Rheumatology, Elective Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Trauma and Paediatric Orthopaedics. Although the majority of locomotor disorders can be diagnosed and managed in Primary Care, diseases of connective tissues, joints and bones are also the remit of 2 major hospital specialties - Rheumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery which are concerned with the diagnosis, investigation and management of disorders of the musculoskeletal system including the bones, joints and connective tissues. These include diseases of the internal organs which have locomotor manifestations and multisystem inflammatory diseases.
? This course is not available to visiting students.
? Normal year taken : 3rd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 20 hour(s) per week for 28 weeks
? Additional Class Information : The course lasts for seven weeks and comprises integrated teaching and self-directed learning relating to important clinical disorders of the Locomotor system with a major emphasis on clinical skills and competencies.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Learning objectives are for students to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to deal effectively and professionally with important locomotor disorders. A broad knowledge should include the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential anatomy, physiology of trauma, its assessment and management, basic biochemistry relevant to he pathogenesis and laboratory investigation of core disorders of the locomotor system, the principles of pain management as applied to locomotor disorders and the role of professions allied to medicine in the management of locomotor disorders. Clinical skills include the ability to elicit and interpret a history, undertake a physical examination, formulate and communicate, identify needs and formulate a management plan including appropriate therapeutic intervention. Students must be able respond appropriately, professionally and confidentially with patients and their families and integrate with the clinical team involved in the patient's care. They must recognise the social, psychological and economic impact that locomotor disorders and chronic rheumatic diseases may have on patients and their families.
MCQ examination (50%), in course assessment of clinical skills (10%), in course assessment of Personal and Professional Development (10%), Presentation (10%) held at the end of the 7 week rotation and an Anatomy Spot Test (20% - held mid rotation).
There are three components to the overall assessment for the year - an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), the in-course assessment as above, and portfolio case reports. All three components must be passed each with a minimum mark of 60%.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Vanessa Feldberg
Mr Daniel Porter
School Website : http://www.mvm.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.mvm.ed.ac.uk/