Undergraduate Course: Health, Illness and Society 3 (MSBM09003)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to integrate health psychology and medical sociology with medical ethics and public health to analyse the contributions of ethical, social, psychological and public health factors to health and illness. Content will be based on;
1. The Life-Course. Development of an understanding of the normal processes of human development and change and the risks to health during the life-span. In particular describing and analysing the factors and processes that affect the chances of living to a healthy old age.
2. Introduction to Medical Ethics. Developing knowledge, understanding and critical analysis of basic professional medical ethics (consent, confidentiality and conduct of research), methods of moral argument and basic philosophical principles of medical ethics including distinction of philosophical ethical principles, professional ethical requirements and the application of the law to the practice of medicine
3. Key Concepts 1. Health in the Community. Introduction to key psychological and sociological concepts relevant to the issues of health and illness in the community.
4. Occupational Health
5. Health Promotion and Health Education
6. Population health (global health) and the provision of health services
7. Key Concepts 2 ? Experience of illness and disability.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students must be enrolled on the BSc Medical Sciences degree programme.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 3,
Other Study Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
interview with member of public
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||In course assessments [50%].
Two hour examination in December with a mixture of essay and analytical questions [50%].
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Health, Illness and Society 3||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| Understanding of the contributions of ethical, social, psychological and public health factors to health and illness.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Ms Judith Sim
|Course secretary||Ms Lisa Ketchion
Tel: (0131 6)51 1629
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