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Postgraduate Course: Applied Surgical Pathology (SUSC11003)

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
SummaryThis course will introduce the student to pathology relevant to surgical practice in general. The course will be based on a recognised syllabus submitted to the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board by the nine surgical specialties. The aim will be to ensure that candidates have an understanding of general pathology including surgical microbiology and haematology. This will involve a sound working knowledge of the pathological principles of inflammation, infection, neoplasia and immunity and will require knowledge of applied histology relating to common surgical diseases. On completion of the module the candidate will be able to use the output of the hospital laboratory in an intelligent and informed way and understand the epidemiology of disease and the place of screening in surgical practice.
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Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 131, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 65 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) All three core courses in Year 1 are assessed during each module by participation in online discussion, multiple choice questioning and extended item matching questions. An end of year MCQ based examination will be employed to ensure integration of the applied basic sciences into surgical practice in general. Key principles that will underpin assessment activities are evidence-based practice and the application of theory to clinical practice. The principle of constructive alignment will underpin all assessments. This will ensure the assessment tasks are aligned with the specific course objectives, the content of the course and the teaching methods employed.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
The programme aims to ensure that the candidate has a sound understanding of pathology as applied to general surgical practice and that will underpin surgical training across the broad range of surgical specialties in the early years of their clinical experience.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements All courses will be delivered taught by distance learning, using a purpose-built delivery platform which acts as a course intranet. Registered students are provided with a user name and password that allows them to access this course intranet. The intranet provides a variety of educational material and supports a range of approaches by the students to the material provided. Online delivery will be supported through the provision of interactive multimedia tutorials and discussions with peers and tutors based around case scenarios and virtual patients. The intranet will also house a number of interactive tutorials that allow students to work with information in a self-paced manner to test their understanding of important concepts and principles. Study guides with lecture notes are available. A CD ROM of the course readings is mailed to each student at the beginning of the year.
Additional Class Delivery Information Students will be expected to participate actively in online discussion activity and to complete at least 10 hours of self-directed study per week. The total workload for the course will be approximately 200 hours.
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Course organiserMr Stephen Wigmore
Tel: (0131) 242 3615
Course secretaryMr Christopher Hooper
Tel: 0131 527 1553
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