Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine Approach to Patients with Complex Needs (GLHE11079)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Critical analysis on an agreed theme, supported by a literature review and presented in poster format (70%)
Summary and reflection on learning and influence on practice (30%)
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and concepts relating to complexity in family practice.
- Manage ethical and professional issues and make informed judgements on complex clinical scenarios.
- Communicate using appropriate methods to a range of audiences within the family medicine community.
|MCWHINNEY, I. R., & FREEMAN, T. (2009). Textbook of family medicine. Oxford, Oxford University Press.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||primary care,family medicine,community medicine
|Course organiser||Dr Robin Ramsay
|Course secretary||Ms Michelle Hart
Tel: (0131 6)50 6525