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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Global Health

Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine Approach to Non-Communicable Disease (GLHE11077)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health 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
SummaryThis course will focus on the family medicine approach to NCDs in clinical practice. The teaching will build on and incorporate knowledge of principles and practice of family medicine, evidence based medicine, critical thinking and reflection taught in the first year of the programme.
Course description This course will introduce and integrate the assessment and management of non-communicable disease into the Family Medicine approach.
This will be broader than the clinical approach alone as it will incorporate the principles of family medicine including comprehensive and continuous person centred care, including aspects of disease prevention and health promotion.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 21/09/2020
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2, Online Activities 70, Formative Assessment Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 92 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) NCD case study incorporating specific principles of family medicine and evidence-based medicine (70%)«br /»
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Summary and reflection on learning and influence on practice (30%)«br /»
Feedback Students will be given formative feedback throughout the course on discussion boards. Feedback on summative assessments will be topic-specific but also cover generic skills, such as academic writing, critical thinking, which will be useful for future courses.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the family medicine approach to NCDs
  2. Apply specialist knowledge and skills of the family medicine approach to demonstrate originality and creativity in clinical practice
  3. Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills and practice in the management of NCDs
Reading List
MCWHINNEY, I. R., & FREEMAN, T. (2009). Textbook of family medicine. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsprimary care,family medicine,community medicine
Contacts
Course organiserDr Robin Ramsay
Tel:
Email: robin.ramsay@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Michelle Hart
Tel: (0131 6)50 6525
Email: michelle.hart@ed.ac.uk
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