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Postgraduate Course: Reflective Practice and Principles of General Practice Part 1 (GLHE11027)

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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is part one of a two part course.
This first course aims to establish the ethos of Family Medicine and prioritise the skills, knowledge, attitude, competencies and professionalism of the family medicine practitioner. The course will explore how the family medicine practitioner works in practice and how the role of the family medicine practitioner is to build a team to strengthen community of care. Good governance, professional practice, standards and systems of family medicine management will be covered.
Course description Week 1 The doctor as professional and the professionalism of Family Medicine
Week 2 The national and local setting of Family Medicine and the global reach of Family Medicine in Primary Care
Week 3-4 The roles of Family Medicine in promotion, prevention, treatment, continuity of care
Week 5 Professional skills in documentation, referral pathways and governance in practice
Week 6-7 Family Practice management including quality improvement
Week 8 Values, attitudes, feelings, beliefs and reflective practice
Week 9 The therapeutic environment
Week 10 Summary of 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: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Online Activities 20, Formative Assessment Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 18 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will be examined through:
Examinable Case reviews including presentations and reports 40%
Written Critical analysis and reflection 60%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this module students will be able to:
1. Distinguish between different concepts of 'profession' and 'professionalism'
2. Understand the essence of the specialism of Family Medicine and its unique contribution to building healthcare and promoting health
3. Understand self-care and reflective practice and be able to engage with the therapeutic environment
4. Develop skills in consultation
5. Understand the significance of the continuity of care approach in building Family Medicine
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsFamily Medicine principles and practice. Governance and Ethics
Course organiserDr Liz Grant
Course secretaryMs Gayle Fitzpatrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 9236
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