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Postgraduate Course: Principles of Surgical Management (SURG11006)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIn this course, students will gain a broad understanding of how to investigate and manage common and important presentations, rather than be expected to become an expert in all surgical specialties.
Course description Through self-directed learning, online content will deliver key concepts relating to the major surgical specialties. Students will be required to work through weekly online activities, including discussion boards, non-assessed helpdesks and formative MCQ quizzes. Students will submit two mini-essays relating to patient scenarios.
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 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination (60%) «br /»
Summative assessment: MCQ exam «br /»
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Coursework (40%) «br /»
Formative assessment: Online MCQs (5%) «br /»
Summative assessment: Discussion boards (20%); Miniessays (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 feedback at key points: asynchronous tutor feedback on weekly discussion boards; immediate formative feedback on MCQs. Feedback on the mini essays will be issued within the 15-day turnaround for marking rule.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in assessing and managing the surgical patient
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevant basic scientific principles for common surgical conditions relating to each of the major specialties
  3. Recognise the similarities and differences between assessment and management of child and adult surgical patients
  4. Demonstrate extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of the role of accurate staging in the prognosis and treatment of cancer, and whether curative resection, palliative surgery or adjuvant therapies are indicated
  5. Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists
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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
KeywordsGeneral surgery; Surgical oncology; Surgical Specialties
Course organiserProf Stephen Wigmore
Tel: (0131) 242 3679
Course secretaryMr Christopher Hooper
Tel: (0131 6)51 4929
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