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Undergraduate Course: Molecules to Society 2b (MBCH09018)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe course is congruent and contiguous with Year 1, comprising the three principal strands, basic, clinical and social sciences. These are co-ordinated and integrated by problem-based learning scenarios through four modules ( clinical genetics, renal, endocrinology and a virtual clinic). Each module will include some biomedical science, behavioural and psychosocial science (which are the two major strands) and clinical science, but to varying proportions. The themes of each module will include problems of a patient with disease of a particular organ system. 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. The purpose of the courses in Year 2 of the medical course is to act as a bridge between the broad introduction in Year 1 and the more specific, systems-based courses that follow in Year 3.
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 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 84, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 62, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 17, Online Activities 5, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 217 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 83 %, Coursework 9 %, Practical Exam 8 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-course assessment comprising 2 written assignments together with student Peer Assessment for problem based learning sessions and Student Selected Components. Two written examination papers and a practical examination at the end of the course. The examination papers comprise a structured case paper and an MCQ paper.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Molecules to Society 2b OSCA Paper 1 Semester 22:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Molecules to Society 2b OSCA Paper 2 Semester 22:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JulyMolecules to Society 2b OSCA Paper 1 Semester 2 RESIT2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JulyMolecules to Society 2b OSCA Paper 2 Semester 2 RESIT2:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Anatomy Spot Practical6:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JulyAnatomy Spot Practical6:00
Learning Outcomes
The MBChB programme is based on 13 major learning outcomes and the learning objectives in Year 2 are sub-components of these, and published in the course study guides.
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Course organiserDr Ingolfur Johannessen
Tel: (0131 6)50 7939
Course secretaryMrs Claire Johnston
Tel: 0131 242 6787
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