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Undergraduate Course: Student Selected Component 2a and 2b (MBCH09006)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryStudents express preferences for topics from a selection spanning medical, scientific and non-medical subjects. Most are studies in depth in small groups in a self-directed manner guided by a tutor. The course is diverse in area, content, and approach to study. It will prove to be quite different from the type of task that students have been asked to tackle before in the curriculum, although elements of it will be familiar. The breadth, depth, and lack of prescribed direction of investigation have proved particularly unfamiliar to many undertaking the small group projects. The use of the web in these groups is particularly unusual. Its use for course information such as timetabling and handouts is now commonplace, but in this course websites are also the end product of the project for most students.
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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 3, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 28, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 163 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) For larger groups, the basis of assessment will differ according to the group. All involve individual elements (presentations, essays or projects) but some also involve working in groups, and marking varies accordingly. Small group websites will be marked by up to three different tutors. The pass mark is 60.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. As a scholar and scientist, on completion of SSC2, the successful student will be able to take a scholarly and scientific approach to setting and addressing questions for a critical review of the literature, and achieve evidence-informed understanding of a medically-related topic.
  2. As a practitioner, on completion of SSC2, the successful student will be able to communicate understanding of the relevant clinical focus of the project and use online databases, library resources and computers to seek out current information, analyse data and create and share new de-identified information in the format of a website.
  3. As a professional, on completion of SSC2, the successful student will be able to direct and regulate personal learning and contributions to group learning, guided by the intended learning outcomes, and a reflective and critical approach, and demonstrate understanding of the core ethical, professional and legal responsibilities expected of medical students and doctors, participate successfully in all roles in a project group, able to manage group disagreements and give accurate feedback constructively, and attend to personal health, wellbeing and professional development.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Two blocks, each lasting four weeks, span Christmas and Easter vacations.
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Course organiserMiss Jamie McQueen
Course secretaryMrs Olga Paterson
Tel: (0131) 242 6787
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