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Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine 1 (GLHE11023)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 36 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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%

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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate clinical knowledge on core specialities in Family Medicine
  2. 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
  3. critically assess and apply the knowledge base in the context of professional practice
  4. recognise when they need information to fill gaps in knowledge and know where to find it
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsFamily medicine
Course organiserDr Robin Ramsay
Course secretaryMs Michelle Hart
Tel: (0131 6)50 6525
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