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Undergraduate Course: Process of Care - Respiratory System (MBCH09001)

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SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits25 ECTS Credits12.5
Summary'Process of Care - Respiratory' is one of the systems-based courses covering all of the systems of the body. These integrated courses will bring together basic scientists and practicing clinicians to teach about the presentation, diagnosis and management of the diseases affecting the different body system. Knowledge-based clinico-pathological conferences will ensure that core respiratory topics are addressed. There will be integration with disciplines closely linked to respiratory medicine - radiology, paediatric chest medicine, thoracic surgery, microbiology, practical pharmacology and intensive care. Most of the teaching will take place within teaching hospitals although there will be some element from general practice.
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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 250 ( Lecture Hours 28, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2, External Visit Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 5, Placement Study Abroad Hours 211, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) MCQ examination (50%),in course assessment of clinical skills (30%) and in course assessment of Personal and Professional Development (20%) held at the end of the 7 week rotation.

There are three components to the overall assessment for the year - an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), the in-course assessment as above, and portfolio case reports. All three components must be passed with a minimum mark of 60%.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)1:30
Outwith Standard Exam Diets June1:30
Learning Outcomes
Students will have covered the more advanced clinical skills appropriate to the respiratory system. Intended outcomes are that they will have a high level of competence in clinical and communication skills, a broad knowledge base and the attitudes appropriate to medical practice. As members of the multidisciplinary team, students will learn to deal with all patients and their relatives truthfully, compassionately, professionally and confidentially and will learn to communicate clearly, professionally and confidentially with other members of the team.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information The course lasts for seven weeks. Weeks 1-3 focus on teaching clinical skills and delivery of relevant core information. Weeks 4-7 consolidates clinical skills, provides opportunity for clinical experience in Respiratory medicine and assessment.
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Course organiserProf Moira Whyte
Course secretaryMiss Linda Pollock
Tel: 0131 242 6617
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