Postgraduate Course: Diabetes and Endocrinology (GMED11079)
|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 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). 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 and presentation skills will be enhanced through formative assessments. This will normally take the form of an e-poster presentation. Development of skills in giving feedback will also be encouraged through the use of peer-assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery/Chirurgery) or equivalent.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|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- will constitute 80% 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 20% 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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and demonstrate the management and treatment of common conditions encountered in Diabetes and Endocrine.
- Understand the public health issues, globally, as a consequence of Diabetes.
- Understand and describe strategies being used to combat diabetes.
- Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and present information in an online environment.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Simon Maxwell
Tel: (0131) 537 2506
|Course secretary||Mrs Krislyn Mcwilliams-Biles
Tel: (0131 5)37 2506