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Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine 4 (GLHE11026)

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 fourth of four essential Family Medicine courses building the skill base for Family Medicine practitioners working in rural poorly resourced regions.
The course will cover the following family medicine topics:
a) Diagnosing common surgical presenting problems, including head injuries, initiating and implementing resuscitative and life-saving procedures in emergencies
b) Diagnosing, treating and managing common musculo-skeletal problems and emergencies
c) Anaesthesia in Family Medicine
d) Infectious and non-infectious skin conditions
e) Age related health issues
f) Sexual health issues including HIV
g) Identification and implementation of palliative care services
h) Adolescent health issues
i) Oral health
Course description Week 1-2 Common surgical presentations including head injury, GI bleed, swellings
Week 3 Oral health
Week 4 Obesity and weight loss
Week 5 Common Ophthalmic problems
Week 6 Anaesthesia
Week 7-8 Orthopaedics, joint, back pains
Week 9 -10 Common Emergencies
Week 11-12 Adolescent health
Week 13-14 Palliative Care
Week 15-16 Infectious and non-infectious skin conditions
Week 17-18 Sexual health and HIV
Week 19 Lifestyle modifications
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. Use appropriate surgical skills necessary for stabilisation and treatment of common surgical conditions and manage acute surgical emergencies including trauma
2. Manage musculo skeletal problems and emergencies, and perform routine minor surgical procedures
3. Describe the pharmacology of various anaesthetic agents, their indications and complications and be able to describe the physiology, clinical manifestations and management of anaesthetised states
4. Be able to establish and manage appropriately clinics for family medicine issues such as adolescent care, elderly care, sexual health, dermatology and occupational health
5. Manage infectious and non-infectious skin conditions
6. Provide appropriate palliative care
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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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