Postgraduate Course: Science of Medicine (GMED11063)
|School||School of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||General Courses (Medicine)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This programme aims to ensure that practitioners have a sound anatomical and physiological basis for treatment of common medical conditions encountered in adult acute and general medicine.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Online Activities 100,
Summative Assessment Hours 20,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|At completion of this course the candidate should understand the anatomy, physiology and pathological processes that are important for the common diseases encountered in general medicine. We will utilise existing University of Edinburgh anatomy, physiology and pathology on-line e-learning tools in combination with core reading available in e-book format, and external resources to guide students through the various body systems. This module has been designed using priorities set out in Davidson's Principles and Practices of Medicines and requirements for MRCP part 1 exam.
The candidate should:
Understand the physiology, anatomy and common pathological processes involved in key medical specialities, namely:
o Cardiology (10%)
o *Clinical Haematology and Oncology (10%)
o Clinical Sciences (Cell, molecular and membrane biology, clinical anatomy, clinical biochemistry and metabolism, clinical physiology, genetics, immunology) (10%)
o Dermatology (5%)
o Endocrinology (10%)
o Gastroenterology (10%)
o Neurology (10%)
o Renal Medicine (10%)
o Respiratory Medicine (10%)
o Rheumatology (5%)
o Tropical Medicine, Infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. (10%)
Rough percentages represent approximate time devoted to each specialty.
*Understanding of Clinical Haematology and Biochemistry will be developed further in the next course, Principles of Laboratory Medicine.
|Formal summative written assessment will constitute 70% of the student's grade. This will take the form of an online MCQ exam.|
Online assessment (participation in discussion boards, group work and short written assignments) will constitute the other 30% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of their learning throughout the module.
|Keywords||Physiology, Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Treatment, Medical Disease.
|Course organiser||Dr Colin Barrie
Tel: 0131 242 9402
|Course secretary||Miss Angela Rankeillor
Tel: 0131 242 6536
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