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Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine 3 (GLHE11025)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is the third of four essential Family Medicine courses focused on building the skill base for Family Medicine practitioners working in rural poorly resourced regions.

The course teaches the clinical knowledge required for diagnosing, and managing relevant conditions with particular emphasis on resource poor primary care setting. It will go on to discuss how maternity and child health services can be effectively managed and monitored in a community setting. Students will be taught about basic services that can be delivered by the primary health care team and how to appropriately use secondary and tertiary care.

Throughout the course activities there will also be an emphasis on the role of Family Medicine in leading to improvements in outcomes in maternal and child heath on an international level.
Course description Week 1 Maternal Health 1 (Global Health aspects and Antenatal Care)
Week 2 Maternal Health 2 (Medical conditions in pregnancy and postnatal care)
Week 3 Common women's health issues in Family Medicine
Week 4 Violence against women
Week 5 Contraception
Week 6 The neonatal period
Week 7 Immunisation
Week 8 Monitoring growth and development of children
Week 9 Non-accidental injury
Week 10 Common paediatric problems in Family Medicine
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, Online Activities 40, Formative Assessment Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 36 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Quality improvement activity in relation to child or maternal health services (2,000 words) 70%
Summary of learning from discussion contributions with reflection on influence on practice (500 words) 30%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have a critical awareness of the international, national and local common strategies to improve maternal and child health and medicine.
  2. Be able to apply the principles of assessment, care and management to all maternal health and child health presentations, recognising and responding to maternal health issues and complications and neonate and children presenting with common childhood illnesses.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills and make an identifiable contribution to change and development in the practice of family medicine thinking and practice.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsFamily Medicine
Course organiserDr Robin Ramsay
Course secretaryMs Michelle Hart
Tel: (0131 6)50 6525
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