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Postgraduate Course: The Curriculum (MEED11014)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will consider, what is a curriculum, how is it created and what impact it has on students, institutions and professional development in the undergraduate and postgraduate phases.

The course will refer to evidence in the literature and case studies illustrating issues around curriculum planning, particularly with respect to:
- Philosophy, policy and practice.
- The definition of the clinical practitioner.
- Recommendations and guidelines with international status, examples include the World Health Organisation, and the European Tuning Projects.
- Recommendations and guidelines at national level, examples include the General Medical Council, Royal Colleges, "Scottish Doctor Project" and government agencies.
- The explicit and hidden curriculum and the notion of constructive alignement

The course will also explore the limitations of competency-based programmes and will ask participants to consider the difference between competency, capability and performance in medical practice.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Online Activities 64, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 30, Revision Session Hours 2, Other Study Hours 1, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 85 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One written assignment of 3000 words
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
After completing the MSc in Clinical Education, an individual will have sufficient knowledge to:
- Describe and discuss contemporary theories and issues in Clinical Education, at a national and international level.
- Recognise, evaluate and make an appropriate response to the governance and policy associated with Clinical Education.
- Exercise a critical appraisal of situations and circumstances pertaining to Clinical Education.
- Recognise, reflect upon and respond to their own educational needs and the needs of others.
- Take a lead responsibility in Clinical Education within their own professional area.

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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements An on-line, virtual, or E-learning environment has been chosen for the delivery of all courses on the MSc programme. Teaching, learning and assessment takes place in an electronic environment known as the Forth Suite. This has been developed by the CMVM specifically for on-line post-graduate courses and allows interactive visual, audio, textural and graphical modes of communication, in the same synchronous or asynchronous event.
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Course organiserMrs Gillian Aitken
Tel: 0131 242 6536
Course secretaryMrs Andrea Scott
Tel: 0131 242 6355
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