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

Postgraduate Course: Applied Principles of Family Medicine (GLHE11072)

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 is the second of three 20 credit courses in the first year. The course builds on teaching in the Foundations of Family Medicine by introducing the evidence-based approach and discussing how this is integrated into person-centred clinical practice. There is an introduction to quality improvement in clinical practice thus preparing students for their final year research project.
Course description This course aims to develop practitioners who critically integrate a person-centred approach with the available evidence and principles of family medicine to continuously improve quality of care.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 09/01/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2, Online Activities 70, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10, Formative 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) Coursework 100 %

Group rapid response review create a rapid response to a BMJ/BJGP (or similar) article (pre-identified) in groups of 4/5 (10%)

Critical appraisal of a peer-reviewed article (30%)

Applying principles of evidence-based medicine to clinical scenarios (60%)
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 person-centred care and evidence-based medicine as applicable to clinical practice and quality improvement
  2. Apply a range of creative approaches and skills to integrate the patient perspective and available evidence to encourage shared decision making
  3. Critically review and appraise research evidence and quality improvement activities
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsFamily medicine,primary care,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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