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Postgraduate Course: Reflective Practice and Principles of General Practice Part 2 (GLHE11028)

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 the second part of a two-part course which aims to establish the ethos of Family Medicine and prioritise the skills, knowledge, attitude, competencies and professionalism of the family medicine practitioner.
This course will explore the biomedical, health advocacy and medico-legal role of the family doctor and the ways in which family medicine practitioners can lead teams and support community resourcing and resilience in building up a healthy environment and a positive health approach.
Course description Week 1 The role of the family doctor in providing community care
Week 2 The national and local regulation and legislation for Family Medicine practice
Week 3-4 Biomedical ethics in Family Medicine
Week 5 Professional leadership and team building in primary healthcare
Week 6 Medico-legal aspects of Family Medicine
Week 7 Audit and quality assurance in Family Medicine
Week 8 Principals and practice in dealing with external pressures in prescribing and management of common illnesses
Week 9 Professional boundary setting
Week 10 Life long 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. Provide leadership skills in family medicine practice
2. Understand bioethical dilemmas and take decisions appropriately
3. Understand the medico-legal aspects of family medicine
4. Understand how family medicine sits within a national health agenda and be able to promote family medicine
5. Understand the processes behind quality improvement techniques and implement good practice evidence based systems through audit, significant event analysis and review
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsFamily Medicine principles and practice resilience and health assets
Course organiserDr Liz Grant
Course secretaryMs Gayle Fitzpatrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 9236
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