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Undergraduate Course: Final Synoptic Assessment (MBCH11007)

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
SummaryThis is a key vertical element that deals with many of the central vocational aspects of medical training. It is based principally on the acquisition of skills, competencies, attributes and attitudes, which will equip the graduate to function effectively as a doctor. It is complementary to the process of attaining high levels of knowledge, and is designed to integrate with other types of learning. There is extensive interaction and integration between learning outcomes, including a unified assessment framework.
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 Medicine Year 5 Block 5
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 300 ( Lecture Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 282 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Hours of contact teaching time will be small as the course is purely assessment.
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 32 %, Coursework 4 %, Practical Exam 64 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The 3 components of assessment are:
Portfolio Viva - The portfolio viva may cover any of the portfolio themes including Consultation Skills, Medical Ethics, Legal and Professional Responsibilities, and Personal Development.
Safety in Practice exam - Within this written examination important aspects of knowledge and reasoning skills needed for medical practice will be tested.
Clinical Practice Exam - The clinical examination at the end of the year will assess Communication and Consultation skills. It may also assess ability to perform practice-related tasks such as those in the Practical Clinical Skills and Procedures theme, and First Aid and Resuscitation.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JuneSafety in Practice and Prescribing Paper 12:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JuneSafety in Practice and Prescribing Paper 22:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JuneClinical Practice Examinations1:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JunePortfolio Viva0:50
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The learning outcomes act as a definition of the core curriculum, provide "signposts" to direct students in their learning, and provide a clear and rational basis for assessment.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Alan Jaap
Tel: 0131 242 1465
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Hill
Tel: (0131 6)50 3193
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