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Postgraduate Course: Diabetes and Endocrinology (IMED11012)

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 the speciality areas of diabetes and endocrinology, through presentation of a number of example cases covering the science underpinning the disease, diagnosis, and effective management strategies.
Course description Individual speciality tutors will use clinical case studies to broaden knowledge in diseases of the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid glands, as well as covering reproductive endocrinology, calcium regulation, and the diabetes epidemic. 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- 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)
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- 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. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevant basic scientific principles underlying common endocrine conditions
  2. Apply the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in assessing and managing patients presenting with diabetes and other endocrine conditions
  3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of current global health issues in relation to the diabetes epidemic
  4. Synthesise and communicate information effectively online with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists
  5. Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to issues which are informed by developments at the forefront of endocrine medicine
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
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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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