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Undergraduate Course: Surgery; Accident and Emergency Medicine; Intensive Care Medicine; Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine (MBCH11004)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits30 ECTS Credits15
SummaryClinical teaching in General Surgery will be based at the bedside, in the clinic and in the operating theatre and students will become actively involved in the daily activities of their base units and become an important part of the clinical team. Most of the week in the Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine attachment will be spent in the operating theatre with one-to- one teaching. The Intensive Care attachment will give students insight into the case or the critically ill patient. Much of the time will be spent in intensive care and high dependency care wards. Teaching will take place at the bedside and through a series of tutorials and computer based learning scenarios. The Accident and Emergency attachment give ample opportunity to acquire first hand experience in the management of a wide spectrum of acutely ill and injured patients.
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: 300 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 9, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6, Placement Study Abroad Hours 263, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-course assessment in General Surgery, Accident and Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine and Critical Care Medicine will together contribute 10 marks to the overall 40 marks for Yr 5 in-course assessment. Each element of the course will involve a continuous assessment component. There will also be an end-of-course exam which will integrate all aspects of the course including vertical themes and will test the core factual knowledge outlined in this study guide with questions based on clinical situations that students would be expected to have experienced during their attachments. This may involve data interpretation, clinical photographs, scans, X-rays, charts, etc.
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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 February1:30
Outwith Standard Exam Diets August1:30
Outwith Standard Exam Diets October1:30
Learning Outcomes
The course incorporating general surgery, anaesthesia and intensive care, pain medicine and emergency medicine is designed to prepare the student for common clinical scenarios that are likely to be encountered in the pre-registration year and in general clinical practice.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Eight week full-time clinical instruction comprising attachments in General Surgery (4 weeks), accident and Emergency Medicine (2 weeks), Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine (1 week) and Intensive Care Medicine (1 week).
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Course organiserMiss Lorna Marson
Tel: 0131 242 9165
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Hill
Tel: (0131 6)50 3193
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