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Postgraduate Course: Respiratory (GMED11078)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting 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 will allow students to develop a deeper level of knowledge and understanding in speciality areas of medicine of their choice. Individual speciality tutors will use increasingly complex clinical case studies to broaden knowledge. They will guide students to appropriate seminal publications in their speciality and encourage them to present and review recent journal article in a group setting (online journal club)(e.g using Wimba). On-line publication review forms will also be used to assess of literature evaluation skills. Historically important, controversial, topical and novel papers will be discussed.
Students writing skills will also be enhanced through the formative assessments (a case report or review article), which should contain an appropriate review of the literature in their specialist area. Students will be encouraged to publish these pieces of work where possible.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 50, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 25 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course the students should have a deeper knowledge and understanding of this speciality areas of medicine through discussion of complex clinical cases. They will also develop generic skills in literature evaluation, presentation, writing and publishing.

The student should:
Understand the presentation, management and treatment of the common conditions encountered in a specialist area of medicine
Have an awareness of the seminal publications in a specialist area of medicine
Have the skills to critically review a journal article
Have the skills to write a short article in a style appropriate for medical publication
Assessment Information
Formal summative written assessment (a case report or specialist review article)- will constitute 50% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities participation in discussion groups/ wikis, online presentation/ review of journal articles, submission of literature appraisal forms etc. will constitute 5 credits (50%) of the overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme (more details in programme proposal document).
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
KeywordsRespiratory, Chest Disease
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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