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

Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine Approach to Maternal and Child Health (GLHE11078)

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 discuss how maternal and child health services can be effectively managed and monitored in a primary care setting. 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 The course examines the management of maternal and child health both within the family and the community as well the Global Health approach.
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 11/01/2021
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) Essay on delivering maternal and child health services in a family medicine context (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 the 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 awareness of the current international, national and local strategies to improve maternal and child health.
  2. Apply a range of principles and professional skills of the family doctor to the assessment, care and management of maternal and child health presentations.
  3. Develop original and creative responses to maternal and child health issues within their own family practice.
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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