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

Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine Approach to Patients with Complex Needs (GLHE11079)

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 aims to develop skills and knowledge in the management of complex physical, mental and social problems in a systematic, holistic and problem-oriented way. 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 encourages students to apply critical thinking and analysis of current research to develop responses to complex scenarios commonly encountered in family practice.
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 12/04/2021
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) Critical analysis on an agreed theme, supported by a literature review and presented in poster format (70%)«br /»
Summary and reflection on learning and influence on practice (30%)
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 understanding of the principles and concepts relating to complexity in family practice.
  2. Manage ethical and professional issues and make informed judgements on complex clinical scenarios.
  3. Communicate using appropriate methods to a range of audiences within the family medicine community.
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 Jane Dumayne
Tel: (0131 6)50 2679
Email: v1jdumay@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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