Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine 1 (GLHE11023)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is the first of four Family Medicine courses building the skill base for Family Medicine practitioners working in a variety of clinical settings in countries across the world.
The course covers the medical specialities that are commonly encountered in primary care. The clinical content is supplemented by academic information on the Principles or Family Medicine with emphasis on the unique approach to the patient including elements of patient-centred and holistic care. The course builds a competency level in managing common medical problems approaching them in a systematic, problem-orientated way. Students will be able to recognise and manage common problems whilst being aware of when they need to access the wider resources available to them and when to appropriately refer to specialist care.
The course will begin by exploring the basic principles and concepts of family medicine through examining key papers and relating the finding to clinical scenarios.
Through group work students will then explore in depth common medical specialties that are normally encountered in primary care.
Students will also complete a reflective learning log every week.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Case study on an agreed clinical domain incorporating principles of family medicine (2,000 words) 50%
Reflective practice in family medicine: presentation of learning log entries (2,000 words) 50%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate clinical knowledge on core specialities in Family Medicine
- be able to formulate clear clinical advice and apply the principles of holistic care, health promotion, early diagnosis, local management, and appropriate referral in the context of the patient, their family and the community
- critically assess and apply the knowledge base in the context of professional practice
- recognise when they need information to fill gaps in knowledge and know where to find it
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Robin Ramsay
|Course secretary||Ms Michelle Hart
Tel: (0131 6)50 6525