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Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Clinical Practice (MBCH09016)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course is directed towards helping the student acquire the skills, attributes and related knowledge necessary to pactise medicine.
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 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 7, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 66, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 121 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 15 %, Practical Exam 45 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment marks will be based on patient study records from Introduction to Clinical Practice, First aid and Resuscitation Skills and end of course Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) plus 1 hour OSCA online exam.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Introduction to Clinical Practice OSCA1:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Introduction to Clinical Practice OSCE1:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JuneIntroduction to Clinical Practice OSCA RESIT1:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JuneIntroduction to Clinical Practice OSCE RESIT1:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. As a scholar and scientist, on completion of ICP, the successful student will be able to apply the principles, methods and knowledge of the relevant disciplines of academic study to selected medical conditions, and take a scholarly and scientific approach to questions in patient care.
  2. As a practitioner, on completion of ICP, the successful student will be able to assess patients with selected presentations through a patient-focused history and clinical examination, seeking help from colleagues appropriately, demonstrate a range of specified procedural skills with related consent and infection control procedures and use computers to create and share clinical information confidentially and in a de-identified manner.
  3. As a professional, on completion of ICP, the successful student will be able to direct and regulate personal learning and contributions to group learning, guided by the intended learning outcomes, and a reflective and critical approach, and demonstrate understanding of the core ethical, professional and legal responsibilities expected in clinical practice and contribute to enhancing patient care when opportunities arise, whilst attending to personal health, wellbeing and professional development.
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Course organiserDr Hilary Young
Course secretaryMrs Claire Johnston
Tel: 0131 242 6787
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