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Postgraduate Course: Renal Medicine (IMED11015)

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 allows students to develop a deeper level of knowledge and understanding in the speciality area of renal medicine, and covers topics such as presentation and investigation of renal disease, how some important systemic diseases impact on the kidney, and renal transplant surgery.
Course description 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, 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) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the basic science underpinning the causes of and clinical presentation of common renal diseases
  2. Appraise the impact of common systemic conditions in the development of neurological pathology
  3. Diagnose and formulate management plans for common renal conditions seen in acute/internal medicine
  4. Critically assess medical research in order to identity its strengths, weaknesses and how it might be applied in neurological practice
  5. Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to produce a short article on a renal medicine-related topic
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
KeywordsRenal,Kidney disease,Nephron
Course organiserProf Simon Maxwell
Tel: (0131) 537 2506
Course secretaryMrs Krislyn McWilliams-Biles
Tel: (0131 5)37 2506
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