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Postgraduate Course: Clinical Skills Principles (Examination, Communication and Procedures) (GMED11060)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaGeneral Courses (Medicine) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course aims to ensure that the candidate understands how to examine patients appropriately and thoroughly and will make use of virtual examination resources such as virtual stethoscope. We will discuss the theory underpinning good communication with patients, and describe and show (using video) examples of good and bad consultations. We will also discuss the common ward based medical procedure that middle grade doctors need to be familiar with, and will use interactive tools to demonstrate the anatomy and clinical risks associated with these procedures. Additional resources (such as MOCK PACES exams) will be available at this stage and later in the course, for those attempting MRCP part II (PACES).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 50, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 30 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 90 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 10 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course the student should know how to examine a patient competently, and understand what makes a good patient consultation. Students should also be familiar with the theoretical and anatomical knowledge required to perform common medical procedures (e.g. central line insertion, arterial line insertion, lumbar puncture, ascitic drainage, chest drain insertion, bone marrow biopsy).

The student should:
Understand the theory behind good communication with patients.
Understand the anatomy, principles and risks associated with common ward based medical procedures, namely lumbar puncture, central line insertion, chest drain insertion, bone marrow biopsy, arterial line insertion and ascitic drainage
Understand the process involved and the benefits of a well-conducted clinical examination.
Assessment Information
Formal summative written assessment will constitute 100% of the student's grade (a written assignment (using online reporting forms) based on video clips discussing aspects of good and bad communication) and an on-line MCQ/ written assessment about medical procedures and examination.
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
KeywordsClinical Skills, Medical Procedures, Communication, Consultation Skills
Contacts
Course organiserDr Colin Barrie
Tel: 0131 242 9402
Email: C.Barrie@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Angela Rankeillor
Tel: 0131 242 6536
Email: angela.rankeillor@ed.ac.uk
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