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Postgraduate Course: Oncology (IMED11009)

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 will allow students to develop a deeper level of knowledge and understanding in oncology, covering presentation and investigation of cancer, the principles of cancer treatment, oncological emergencies, with a focus on common cancers (lung, colorectal, breast and cervical cancer).
Course description In this course, students will gain a broad understanding of how to investigate and manage common and important oncology cases, rather than be expected to become an expert in cancer medicine. 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). 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 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)
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, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formal summative written assessment in the form of a wiki will constitute 80% of the student's grade. This will be assessed by tutors. Each group member will assess their peers and this collaborative mark will form the remaining 20%. Constructive feedback should also be given.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply a range of specialised research in cell biology to the evaluation of basic mechanisms underpinning the development of cancer.
  2. Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the role of accurate staging in the prognosis and treatment of the most common cancers encountered in Internal Medicine
  3. Recognise and formulate management plans for the most common oncological emergencies
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work individually and in a group to synthesise knowledge and develop online learning resources
  5. 5. Deal with complex ethical and professional issues
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
KeywordsOncology,Cancer
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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