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Postgraduate Course: Stroke (GMED11082)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 50, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 25 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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).
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Learning Outcomes
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 this 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
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsStroke,CNS disease
Course organiserProf Simon Maxwell
Tel: (0131) 537 2506
Course secretaryMrs Krislyn Mcwilliams-Biles
Tel: (0131 5)37 2506
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