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Postgraduate Course: Neurology (GMED11074)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will allow students to develop a deeper level of knowledge and understanding in speciality areas of medicine of their choice. Individual speciality tutors will use increasingly complex clinical case studies to broaden knowledge. They will guide students to appropriate seminal publications in their speciality and encourage them to present and review recent journal article in a group setting (online journal club) (e.g using Blackboard Collaborate). On-line publication review forms will also be used to assess of literature evaluation skills. Historically important, controversial, topical and novel papers will be discussed.
Students writing skills will also be enhanced through the summative assessments (eposter presentation).
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery/Chirurgery) or equivalent.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 50, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 25 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formal summative written assessment (e-poster)- will constitute 80% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities participation in discussion groups/ wikis, online presentation/ review of journal articles, submission of literature appraisal forms etc. will constitute (20%) of the overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme (more details in programme proposal document).
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. At the completion of the course the students should have a deeper knowledge and understanding of this speciality areas of medicine through discussion of complex clinical cases. They will also develop generic skills in literature evaluation, presentation, writing and publishing.
  2. Understand and recognise the presentation of common neurological diseases.
  3. Discuss the role of the immune system and its dysfuntion in the development of neurological pathology.
  4. Recognise and manage common neurological conditions seen in acute/internal medicine.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and present on a topic of the students choice.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNeurology,Nervous system disorders,Brain disease,CNS
Course organiserProf Simon Maxwell
Tel: (0131) 537 2506
Course secretaryMrs Krislyn Mcwilliams-Biles
Tel: (0131 5)37 2506
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