Undergraduate Course: Molecules to Society 2b (MBCH09018)
|School||Edinburgh Medical School
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course is congruent and contiguous with Year 1, comprising the three principal strands, basic, clinical and social sciences. These are co-ordinated and integrated by problem-based learning scenarios through four modules (clinical genetics, renal, endocrinology and science to clinical practice). Each module will include some biomedical science, behavioural and psychosocial science (which are the two major strands) and clinical science, but to varying proportions. The themes of each module will include problems of a patient with disease of a particular organ system. The interrelationship of biological, psychological and social factors in the causation of disease and on the ability of patients to be cured of or to live with the disease will be demonstrated and serve to emphasise that all learning is relevant to the practice of medicine. The purpose of the courses in Year 2 of the medical course is to act as a bridge between the broad introduction in Year 1 and the more specific, systems-based courses that follow in Year 4.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 74,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 63,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8,
Summative Assessment Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||In-course assessment comprising student Peer Assessment for problem based learning sessions and Student Selected Components. One written examination papers and Anatomy spot exam at the end of the course. The examination paper is a MCQ paper.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Knowledge Test||2:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Knowledge Test||2:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- As a scholar and scientist, on completion of Molecules to Society 2b, the successful student will be able to demonstrate, and apply to clinical scenarios, evidence-informed understanding of the principles, methods and knowledge of biomedical sciences related to clinical genetics and the renal, urological and endocrine systems.
- As a practitioner, on completion of Molecules to Society 2b, the successful student will be able to apply judgement to clinical scenarios, through the application of biomedical and clinical sciences related to the clinical genetics, renal, urological, and endocrine systems and use computers to create and share information.
- As a professional, on completion of Molecules to Society 2b, the successful student will be able to direct and regulate personal learning and contributions to group learning, guided by the intended learning outcomes, and reflective practice, and will demonstrate understanding of the core ethical, professional and legal responsibilities expected of medical students and doctors, participate successfully in all roles in a PBL group, able to lead and guide the group and give accurate feedback constructively and attend to personal health, wellbeing and professional development.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof John Plevris
|Course secretary||Mr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227