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Undergraduate Course: Molecules to Society 1a (MBCH08011)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits50 ECTS Credits25
SummaryThe course provides an introduction to the breadth of biological, social and clinical sciences particularly by organ systems. The course maintains a holistic and patient-centred perspective together with a professional and ethical understanding. The course is made up of three principal strands which are co-ordinated and integrated by problem-based learning scenarios. The course will include some biomedical science, behavioural and psychosocial science (which are the two major strands) and clinical science, but to varying proportions. The interrelationship of biological, psychological and social factors in the causation of disease and on the ability of patients to be cured of or to live with the disease will be demonstrated and serve to emphasize that all learning is relevant to the practice of medicine. There will be some early patient contact.
Course description Not entered
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 Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 500 ( Lecture Hours 138, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 46, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22, External Visit Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 10, Placement Study Abroad Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 268 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 65 %, Coursework 35 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In course assessment; written and online examinations taken at the end of each semester; student peer-review.

Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Molecules to Society 1a Paper 12:00
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Molecules to Society 1a Paper 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Molecules to Society 1a Paper 1 RESIT2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Molecules to Society 1a Paper 2 RESIT2:00
Learning Outcomes
To give students a solid grounding in the principles of health and disease including the appropriate basic science so that they can take full advantage of ward and community based teaching in later years. To promote a professional attitude towards the practice of medicine. To prepare students for life-long learning through their professional life.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information The normal weekly timetable provides for approximately 10 hours lectures, 5 hours practicals, 3 hours problem based learning and 2 hours tutorials, and 3 hours directed private study.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserProf Jamie Davies
Tel: (0131 6)50 2999
Course secretaryMiss Hedwig Ponjee
Tel: 0131 242 6407
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