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Postgraduate Course: Urology and ENT/OMFS (SURG11002)

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 course covers, firstly, common clinical urological problems including haematuria, retention, and scrotal swellings, and secondly, the basic sciences and clinical conditions of some of the structures of the head and neck.
Course description Through self-directed learning, online content will deliver key concepts relating to the surgical specialties of urology and ENT/OMFS. Students will be required to work through weekly online activities, including discussion boards, and formative MCQ quizzes.
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 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination (75%) «br /»
Summative assessment: MCQ exam «br /»
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Coursework (25%) «br /»
Formative assessment: Online MCQs (10%) «br /»
Summative assessment: Discussion boards (15%) «br /»
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University Common Marking Scheme (PG) will be applied «br /»
Feedback Assessment is undertaken throughout the course with each element structured to provide opportunities for formative
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify, conceptualise and define the most common urological conditions of adulthood, their presentation as elective and emergency cases, and the indications for urgent assessment and diagnosis by specialist colleagues
  2. Deduce the diagnosis, investigation, and management of organ-specific urological malignancies
  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevant basic scientific principles for common surgical procedures relating to diseases of the head and neck
  4. Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists
  5. Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to issues which are at the forefront of ENT and Urology
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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
KeywordsUrological Surgery; ENT/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Course organiserProf Stephen Wigmore
Tel: (0131) 242 3679
Course secretaryMr Christopher Hooper
Tel: (0131 6)51 4929
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