Postgraduate Course: Gastroenterology (GMED11073)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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 Wimba). 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 formative assessments (a case report or review article), which should contain an appropriate review of the literature in their specialist area. Students will be encouraged to publish these pieces of work where possible.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Online Activities 50,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formal summative written assessment (a case report or specialist review article)- will constitute 50% 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 5 credits (50%) of the overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme (more details in programme proposal document).
|No Exam Information
| 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.
The student should:
¿ Understand the presentation, management and treatment of the common conditions encountered in a specialist area of medicine
¿ Have an awareness of the seminal publications in a specialist area of medicine
¿ Have the skills to critically review a journal article
Have the skills to write a short article in a style appropriate for medical publication.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Simon Maxwell
Tel: (0131) 537 2506
|Course secretary||Mrs Krislyn Mcwilliams-Biles
Tel: (0131 5)37 2506