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Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine 1 (GLHE11023)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is the first of four essential Family Medicine courses building the skill base for Family Medicine practitioners working in rural poorly resourced regions.
The course covers the clinical essentials for diagnosing and managing the following conditions within a resource poor primary care setting - basic medical, maternal and child health problems, neurology, stroke and mental health care.
The course will build a competency level in managing common acute and chronic medical problems approaching them in a systematic, problem-orientated way. Students will gain knowledge in providing basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care services and in planning antenatal, postnatal and obstetric services at a community level, as well as managing common gynaecological problems, and providing family planning services. Students will learn how to manage screening and immunisation, and gain skills in child development issues. Students will be able to recognise less common problems and will know learn how to access further help in managing their patients through actively seeking resources and actioning appropriate and timely referrals when essential.
Course description Week 1-2 Neurological issues - headaches and seizures
Week 3-4 Stokes and movement disorders
Week 5-6 Mental health presenting problems
Week 7-8 Maternal Health - Antenatal care
Week 9 -10 Maternal health - Post natal care
Week 11-12 Maternal Health - Social care of the pregnant women and mother
Week 13-14 New born care
Week 15-16 Immunisation
Week 17-18 Child development
Week 19 Child and family nutrition
Week 20 Summarising learning
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, Online Activities 40, Formative Assessment Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 36 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will be delivered through a series of 20 packaged lectures with accompanying workplans. The course will be examined through MCQ and OSCE 30%
Examinable Case reviews including presentations and reports (online discussion) 40%
Case study 30%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Manage medical and neurological emergencies and routine and chronic health problems

2. Manage maternal and child health problems (inpatient and outpatient)

3. Give appropriate health promotion advice

4. Counsel and support patients with chronic disease

5. Ensure follow-up and continuity of care

6. Use investigations sparingly and appropriately

7. Interpret results of investigations accurately

8. Perform common medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

9. Access medical literature to inform practice

10. Refer to specialists as appropriate.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsFamily medicine
Course organiserDr Robin Ramsay
Course secretaryMs Michelle Hart
Tel: (0131 6)50 6525
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