Undergraduate Course: Molecules to Society 1a (MBCH08011)
|School||Edinburgh Medical School
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course provides an introduction to the breadth of biological, social and clinical sciences particularly by organ systems. The course maintains a holistic and patient-centred perspective together with a professional and ethical understanding. The course is made up of three principal strands which are co-ordinated and integrated by problem-based learning scenarios. The course will include some biomedical science, behavioural and psychosocial science (which are the two major strands) and clinical science, but to varying proportions. The interrelationship of biological, psychological and social factors in the causation of disease and on the ability of patients to be cured of or to live with the disease will be demonstrated and serve to emphasize that all learning is relevant to the practice of medicine. There will be some early patient contact.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 94,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 60,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22,
Fieldwork Hours 4,
Online Activities 8,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Other Study Hours 21,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 10,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Other Study Hours: those not specified elsewhere.
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||In course assessment; written and online examinations taken at the end of each semester; student peer-review.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Molecules to Society 1a Examination||4:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Molecules to Society 1a Examination (resit)||2:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- As a scholar and scientist, on completion of Molecules to Society 1a, the successful student will be able to demonstrate, and apply to clinical scenarios, evidence-informed understanding of the principles, methods and knowledge of biomedical sciences related to cells, tissues and organs, and the social sciences and ethics related to medicine.
- As a practitioner, on completion of Molecules to Society 1a, the successful student will be able to demonstrate foundation clinical skills to conduct a person-focused conversation, apply judgement to clinical scenarios, through the application of biomedical sciences related to molecules, cells and tissues and of social sciences and ethics, deliver basic first aid, demonstrate understanding of the principles of pharmacology and use computers to create and share information.
- As a professional, on completion of Molecules to Society 1a, the successful student will be able to plan personal learning with guidance from tutors and the intended learning outcomes, demonstrate understanding of the core ethical, professional and legal responsibilities expected of medical students and doctors, participate successfully in PBL groups, and attend to personal health, wellbeing and professional development.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The normal weekly timetable provides for approximately 10 hours lectures, 5 hours practicals, 3 hours problem based learning and 2 hours tutorials, and 3 hours directed private study.
|Course organiser||Prof Jamie Davies
Tel: (0131 6)50 2999
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Golightly
Tel: (0131) 242 6410