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Postgraduate Course: Applied Surgical Anatomy (SUSC11001)

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) Credits20
Home subject areaSurgical Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will introduce the student to human anatomy relevant to surgical practice in general. The course will be based on a recognised syllabus submitted to the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board by the nine surgical specialties. The aim will be to ensure that candidates assimilate knowledge of the applied anatomy that will be required for a surgical career including sound three dimensional knowledge of the anatomy relevant to surgical practice and to the major imaging methods. The course will ensure that sufficient knowledge of applied surgical embryology is acquired to allow understanding of common congenital abnormalities and acquire basic knowledge of the normal microscopic structure of tissues and organs.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Students will be expected to participate actively in online discussion activity and to complete at least 10 hours of self-directed study per week. The total workload for the course will be approximately 200 hours.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 131, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 65 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The programme aims to ensure that the candidate has a sound understanding of anatomy as applied to general surgical practice and that will underpin surgical training across the broad range of surgical specialties in the early years of their clinical experience.
Assessment Information
All three core courses in Year 1 are assessed during each module by participation in online discussion, multiple choice questioning and extended item matching questions. An end of year MCQ based examination will be employed to ensure integration of the applied basic sciences into surgical practice in general. Key principles that will underpin assessment activities are evidence-based practice and the application of theory to clinical practice. The principle of constructive alignment will underpin all assessments. This will ensure the assessment tasks are aligned with the specific course objectives, the content of the course and the teaching methods employed.
Special Arrangements
All courses will be delivered taught by distance learning, using a purpose-built delivery platform which acts as a course intranet. Registered students are provided with a user name and password that allows them to access this course intranet. The intranet provides a variety of educational material and supports a range of approaches by the students to the material provided. Online delivery will be supported through the provision of interactive multimedia tutorials and discussions with peers and tutors based around case scenarios and virtual patients. The intranet will also house a number of interactive tutorials that allow students to work with information in a self-paced manner to test their understanding of important concepts and principles. Study guides with lecture notes are available. A CD ROM of the course readings is mailed to each student at the beginning of the year.
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Course organiserMr Stephen Wigmore
Tel: (0131) 242 3615
Course secretaryMs Kaisey Baillie
Tel: 0131 527 1604
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