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Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine 3 (GLHE11025)

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 third of four essential Family Medicine courses focused on building the skill base for Family Medicine practitioners working in rural poorly resourced regions.
This course will refresh students in the skills and essentials in the management of women's and children's health in a resource poor primary care setting; alongside building knowledge and core competencies in adult renal, metabolic problems and haematology.
The course will build a knowledge and skill base for effective identification and management of common paediatric problems in a systematic, problem orientated way.
Students will also cover common presenting illnesses in family medicine including diabetes, bleeding disorders and anaemia.
Course description Week 1-2 Haematuria and LUTS
Week 3-4 Obesity and weight loss
Week 5-6 Diabetes
Week 7-8 Bleeding disorders
Week 9 -10 Menstrual irregularities
Week 11-12 Breast care and associated issues
Week 13-14 Infertility issues
Week 15-16 Paediatric issues
Week 17-18 Paediatric issues
Week 19 Paediatric issues
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) 70%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Manage common presenting problems for women's health
2. Manage problems related to obesity and weight loss
3. Identify and manage diabetes
4. Assess and examine children and be able to describe the patterns of normal growth and development
5. Manage common paediatric problems and emergencies and be able to recognise the less common
6. Manage chronic disabilities in children
7. Use and interpret investigations appropriately
8. Discern which problems can be effectively managed in a district hospital setting
9. Refer to specialist care as appropriate
10. Counsel and support patients with chronic disease
11. Ensure follow-up and continuity of care for women and children
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsFamily Medicine
Course organiserDr Liz Grant
Course secretaryMs Gayle Fitzpatrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 9236
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