THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Molecules to Society 1b (U04279)
The course provides an introduction to the breadth of biological, social and clinical sciences particularly by organ systems. The course maintains a holistic and patient-centred perspective ?together with a professional and ethical understanding. The course is made up of three principal strands which are co-ordinated and integrated by problem-based learning scenarios, through three modules (Cardiac health, respiration and bones and joints). Each module will include some biomedical science, behavioural and psychosocial science (which are the two major strands) and clinical science, but to varying proportions. The theme of each module will usually be the problems of a patient with disease of a particular organ system. The interrelationship of biological, psychological and social factors in the causation of disease and on the ability of patients to be cured of or to live with the disease will be demonstrated and serve to emphasize that all learning is relevant to the practice of medicine. There will be some early patient contact.
? This course is not available to visiting students.
? Normal year taken : 1st year
? Contact Teaching Time : 18 hour(s) per week for 15 weeks
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : The normal weekly timetable provides for approximately 8 hours lectures, 5 hours practicals, 3 hours problem based learning and 2 hours tutorials, and 3 hours directed private study.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
To give students a solid grounding in the principles of health and disease including the appropriate basic science so that they can take full advantage of ward and community based teaching in later years. To promote a professional attitude towards the practice of medicine. To prepare students for life-long learning through their professional life.
In course assessment; written and online examinations taken at the end of each semester; student peer-review.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Debra Mailey
Prof Jamie Davies
School Website : http://www.mvm.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.mvm.ed.ac.uk/