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Undergraduate Course: Molecules to Society 2a (MBCH09019)

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 Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe course is congruent and contiguous with Year 1, comprising the three principal strands, basic, clinical and social sciences. These are co-ordinated and integrated by problem-based learning scenarios through two modules (neuroscience and nutrition). Each module will include some biomedical science, behavioural and psychosocial science (which are the two major strands) and clinical science, but to varying proportions. The themes of each module will include problems of a patient with disease of a particular organ system. 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. The purpose of the courses in Year 2 of the medical course is to act as a bridge between the broad introduction in Year 1 and the more specific, systems-based courses that follow in Year 3.
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Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
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: 400 ( Lecture Hours 79, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 32, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 16, Online Activities 14, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Placement Study Abroad Hours 11, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 233 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-course assessment comprising 2 written assignments together with student Peer Assessment for problem based learning sessions and Student Selected Components. Two written examination papers and a practical examination at the end of the course. The examination papers comprise a structured case paper and an MCQ paper.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Molecules to Society 2a Examination5:30
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JuneMolecules to Society 2a Resit Examination2:30
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 2a, 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 neurosciences, GI and liver systems.
  2. As a practitioner, on completion of Molecules to Society 2a, the successful student will be able to apply judgement to clinical scenarios, through the application of biomedical and clinical sciences related to the neuroscience and gastrointestinal systems, and use computers to create and share information.
  3. As a professional, on completion of Molecules to Society 2a, the successful student will be able to plan and regulate personal learning and contributions to group learning, guided by intended learning outcomes, and reflective practice, and will demonstrate understanding of the core ethical, professional and legal responsibilities expected of medical students and doctors, participate successfully in all roles in a PBL group, giving accurate constructive feedback as required, and attend to personal health, wellbeing and professional development.
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Course organiserProf John Plevris
Course secretaryMrs Olga Paterson
Tel: (0131) 242 6787
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