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Postgraduate Course: Appraisal and Developing the Individual (MEED11018)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will focus on the individual and professional development aspects of clinical education, more specifically, it will consider the psychological aspects of a student┐s professional and personal development. Concepts and research evidence pertaining to, different types of appraisal, and underpinning evidence will be discussed, along with the difference between appraisal and supervision and the essential components of an effective appraisal process. The tension between the personal benefits of appraisal and its potential role in re-validation, with consideration of appropriate evidence to discuss at an appraisal and appreciation the value of a well-designed PDP and what makes an effective appraisal process? Some consideration will be given to the psychological issues concerning critical professional experiences (serious clinical errors, pressures of onerous clinical obligations). The value of self-evaluation, MSF, 360░ appraisal, peer-review and other forms of evidence as central instruments for professional development will be included. Self-management by objectives; personal targets and performance indicators; feedback from students and peers; reflective practice using evidence from video and other sources will be considered.
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 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
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 5,000 words.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically appraise the rationale that supports self and peer evaluation and appreciate the process of appraisal and educational supervision.
  2. Organise and take part in professional appraisal both as appraisee and appraiser and reflect on the process.
  3. Appraise and understand how to manage underperformance.
  4. Appreciate the concept of personal development.
  5. Critically review appropriate strategies and tools to address learning needs in relation to work as a professional and as a teacher.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Online environments are used for the teaching, learning and assessment of all courses on the MSc programme. This includes the Waverley Suite, allowing 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 Debbie Spence
Tel: (0131 6)51 6536
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