THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
The course encompasses diseases of the central and peripheral (including autonomic) nervous systems. These diseases are characterised by altered function in different parts of the nervous system that give rise to classical signs and symptoms in the more common disorders. Neurological symptoms are a common presenting complaint and include headache, funny turns and blackouts, weakness, pins and needles, memory loss, and neck and back pain. Urgent referrals include coma, acute weakness, uncontrolled epileptic seizure and headache.
? This course is not available to visiting students.
? Normal year taken : 4th year
? Contact Teaching Time : 20 hour(s) per week for 36 weeks
? Additional Class Information : All students rotate through an integrated two-week course in medical and surgical neurology. There is a week joint teaching with Psychiatry and General Practice on a variety of multidisciplinary issues.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Intended learning objectives are:
to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable students to deal effectively and professionally with important disorders in clinical neuroscience.
to develop appropriate attitudes towards patients with clinical neuroscience disorders, based on an understanding of the impact of nervous system disorders and their management on patients
to be able to demonstrate the ability to recognise key physical signs in clinical neurology, and distinguish these from normality on examination of the CNS, and peripheral nervous system.
The written assessments (MCQs) will be performed in the final assessment week. There will be 20 MCQ questions each of 5 parts. There is no negative marking. As a result absolute scores are subject to Angoff correction. The corrected mark obtained will form 80% of your module mark.
There will be assessment of clinical skills during the attachment. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in taking a neurological history, performing a neurological examination, and presenting and discussing the relevant features and differential diagnosis of a neurological case. Students who do not fulfil competency requirements will be subject to formal assessment of clinical skills by members of the senior academic teaching staff in the last two days of the 3 week attachment. The clinical assessments will account for 20% of the module mark.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Judith Bryce
Prof Richard Knight
School Website : http://www.mvm.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.mvm.ed.ac.uk/