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Undergraduate Course: Process of Care - Locomotor System (MBCH09004)

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
SummaryProcess of Care - Locomotor System' is one of the four courses covering all of the systems of the body. Locom,otor disorders comprise a heterogeneous group of diseases and conditions in which musculoskeletal pain, stiffness and physical disability are prominent. It integrates teaching in Rheumatology, Elective Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Trauma and Paediatric Orthopaedics. Although the majority of locomotor disorders can be diagnosed and managed in Primary Care, diseases of connective tissues, joints and bones are also the remit of 2 major hospital specialties - Rheumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery which are concerned with the diagnosis, investigation and management of disorders of the musculoskeletal system including the bones, joints and connective tissues. These include diseases of the internal organs which have locomotor manifestations and multisystem inflammatory diseases.
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, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 13, Online Activities 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 5, Placement Study Abroad Hours 198, 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 (10%), in course assessment of Personal and Professional Development (10%), Presentation (10%) held at the end of the 7 week rotation and an Anatomy Spot Test (20% - held mid 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
Learning objectives are for students to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to deal effectively and professionally with important locomotor disorders. A broad knowledge should include the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential anatomy, physiology of trauma, its assessment and management, basic biochemistry relevant to he pathogenesis and laboratory investigation of core disorders of the locomotor system, the principles of pain management as applied to locomotor disorders and the role of professions allied to medicine in the management of locomotor disorders. Clinical skills include the ability to elicit and interpret a history, undertake a physical examination, formulate and communicate, identify needs and formulate a management plan including appropriate therapeutic intervention. 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 recognise the social, psychological and economic impact that locomotor disorders and chronic rheumatic diseases may have on patients and their families.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information The course lasts for seven weeks and comprises integrated teaching and self-directed learning relating to important clinical disorders of the Locomotor system with a major emphasis on clinical skills and competencies.
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Course organiserProf Hamish Simpson
Tel: 0131 242 6649
Course secretaryMiss Linda Pollock
Tel: 0131 242 6617
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