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Postgraduate Course: Cardiology (IMED11008)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical 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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 10-credit course is intended for students with a basic interest in cardiology and complements other courses on the Internal Medicine programme. The course will follow an evidence-based approach to cardiology, covering history taking, examination and bedside skills in cardiology, investigation techniques including echocardiography, use of therapeutics in heart disease, and management of cardiac emergencies.
Course description This course will allow students to develop a deeper level of knowledge and understanding in cardiology. 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 Blackboard Collaborate). Online 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 summative 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)
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 Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 30, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 63 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formal summative written assessment (a case report or specialist review article)- 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).
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in assessing and managing the cardiac patient
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of basic and complex electrocardiograms (ECGs) and identify appropriate treatments
  3. Critically assess medical research in order to identify its strengths, weaknesses and how it might be applied in the field of cardiology
  4. Appraise the principles of different cardiac imaging techniques and explain the rationale behind their use
  5. Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists
Reading List
Key articles will be referred to at relevant points during the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Within the work to be undertaken this course will provide participants with the opportunity to develop or further develop key graduate attributes:
┐ In-depth knowledge of specialist discipline
┐ Develop new understanding by exercising critical judgement and challenging knowledge
┐ Be a self-directed learner
┐ Solve problems effectively taking ethical, professional and environmental issues into account
┐ Use information responsibly in a range of contexts
┐ Collaborate with others, capitalising on their different thinking, experience and skills
┐ Communicate (oral, written, online) effectively, respectful of social and cultural diversity
┐ Application of numeracy
┐ Application of IT
KeywordsCardiology,Heart Disease,ECG
Contacts
Course organiserProf Simon Maxwell
Tel: (0131) 537 2506
Email: S.Maxwell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Krislyn McWilliams-Biles
Tel: (0131 5)37 2506
Email: kmcwill3@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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