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Undergraduate Course: Process of Care - Cardiovascular System (MBCH09002)

Course Outline
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 - Cardiovascular System' is one of the four 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. There will be integration with the clinical aspects of cardiovascular disease with underlying pathology, microbiology, pharmacology and surgical aspects of therapy. It will include a combination of lectures tutorials, clinico-pathological conferences, case based learning and bedside teaching with opportunities for clinical experience. 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 34, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 1, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 5, Placement Study Abroad Hours 205, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) MCQ examination (60%),in course assessment of clinical skills (30%) and in course assessment of Personal and Professional Development (10%) 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 each 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
Intended learning objectives are that students will understand the pathogenesis and clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease, to become competent at history taking and cardiovascular examination and know how the most common forms of cardiovascular disease are treated. In addition to acquiring a broad knowledge base, students should be able to demonstrate and understand that many patients in hospital have experienced a frightening and perhaps life-threatening cardiac event and can respond appropriately. They should be able to demonstrate competent diagnostic skills (e.g. history taking, examination, diagnostic summary), therapeutic skills (e.g. treatment, explanation and advice, reassurance and support) and practical skills (e.g. resuscitation, electrocardiography).
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information The course lasts for seven weeks. The first weeks focus on teaching clinical skills and relevant core information. Weeks 4-7 consolidates clinical skills, provides opportunity for clinical experience in cardiovascular disease and assessment.
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Course organiserDr Martin Denvir
Tel: (0131) 537 1846
Course secretaryMiss Linda Pollock
Tel: 0131 242 6617
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