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Undergraduate Course: Process of Care - Gastrointestinal System (MBCH09003)

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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 - Gastrointestinal System & Oncology' 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. The course will build on learning from courses in digestion, nutrition and disease mechanism in the early years. One group of students per week will be attached to the Oncology Unit at the Western General Hospital to learn general principles of cancer 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 31, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 5, Placement Study Abroad Hours 210, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) MCQ examination (70%),in course assessment of clinical skills (20%) 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
There are learning objectives covering attitudes, skills and knowledge. Students must be able respond appropriately, professionally and confidentially with patients and their families and integrate with the clinical team involved in the patient's care. They must be able to demonstrate competence in skills such as history taking, eliciting a patient's understanding of their illness and clinical examination. A broad knowledge base should include being able to describe or discuss relevant anatomical structures, physiology and biochemistry, recognise presenting signs and symptoms, make a differential diagnosis understand the commonly used pharmacological agents for tearing gastrointestinal disease.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information The course lasts for seven weeks and consists of core lectures, clinico-pathological conferences, tutorials, clinical ward based teaching (including a week in an Oncology Unit) and self-directed learning.
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Course organiserDr Norma Mcavoy
Course secretaryMiss Linda Pollock
Tel: 0131 242 6617
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