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Undergraduate Course: Molecules to Society 1a (MBCH08011)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits50 ECTS Credits25
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
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 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 500 ( 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 274 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Other Study Hours: those not specified elsewhere.
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 65 %, Coursework 35 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In course assessment; written and online examinations taken at the end of each semester; student peer-review.

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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Molecules to Society 1a Examination4:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)Molecules to Society 1a Examination (resit)2:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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.
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Course organiserProf Jamie Davies
Tel: (0131 6)50 2999
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Golightly
Tel: (0131) 242 6410
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