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Undergraduate Course: Senses- Dermatology / Ophthalmology / Otolaryngology (MBCH10007)

Course Outline
SchoolCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaMBChB Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Dermatology group of teaching and clinical experiences is referred to as the Senses course. Patients attend clinics with disorders of sensory organs but only some will complain of sensory impairment, especially in the dermatology clinic, and not all sensory organs are considered within the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2012/13 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
Additional information Clinical teaching in out-patient clinics, ward rounds and demonstrations of treatment techniques. Tutorials.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets February2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets September2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Otolaryngology
To understand the pathology and clinical presentation of common conditions affecting the upper aero-digestive tract
To understand which symptoms and signs signify potentially serious disease
To understand the management of upper airway obstruction
To appreciate the handicap, educational and social consequences of hearing loss at different ages and the rehabilitation of patients with hearing loss
Be familiar with appropriate investigations in head and neck disease
To understand the aetiology, presentation and management of malignant disease in the head and neck
Ophthalmology
To understand the pathology and clinical presentation of common conditions affecting the eye and visual system.
To understand which symptoms and signs signify potentially serious disease
Be familiar with appropriate investigations in ophthalmology
To appreciate the handicap, educational and social consequences of visual loss at different ages.
Dermatology
To acquire an understanding of the scientific basis of dermatology.
To relate knowledge of skin structure to the physical signs of skin disease.
To take a coherent dermatological history and be able to describe cutaneous physical signs using appropriate terminology.
To recognise common skin diseases
To recognise important cutaneous signs of systemic disease or adverse reactions to drugs.
To understand the principles of dermatological treatment.
To appreciate the impact of chronic skin disease on patients and their families in terms of education, employment and interpersonal relationships.
Assessment Information
- ENT/Dermatology/Ophthalmology 100%; Assessment will be by a knowledge and interpretation examination; - Ophthalmology; Assessment of clinical skills within the clinics during the attachment. In order to be eligible to sit the exam, students must have a satisfactorily completed Ophthalmology Clinical Skills Sheet.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Richard Weller
Tel: (0131) 536 3229
Email: Richard.Weller@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Judith Bryce
Tel: (0131 6)50 3190
Email: judith.bryce@ed.ac.uk
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