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Postgraduate Course: Gastrointestinal Surgery (SURG11001)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical 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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course presents a number of example surgical cases run in a systematic manner through the systems of the gastrointestinal tract, exploring the applied basic sciences in the context of important clinical presentations. OesophagoGastric (O-G) and Hepato-PancreatoBiliary disease (HPB) are also covered.
Course description Through self-directed learning, online content will deliver key concepts relating to the gastrointestinal system, with particular relevance to Upper GI, Colorectal, and Transplant Surgery. Students will be required to work through weekly online activities, including discussion boards, formative MCQ quizzes and a mini-essay.
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 Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Online Activities 25, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 35 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (100%):
*Online MCQs (25%)
*Discussion boards (50%)
*Mini-Essay (25%)
University Common Marking Scheme (PG) will be applied
Feedback Assessment is undertaken throughout the course with each element structured to provide opportunities for formative feedback at key points: asynchronous tutor feedback on weekly discussion boards; immediate formative feedback on MCQs; summative feedback on MCQs and mini-essay
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevant basic scientific principles for common surgical procedures relating to diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary and pancreatic conditions, and disorders of the spleen
  2. Evaluate the anatomy, physiology and pathology underpinning the surgical treatment of diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum and anal canal
  3. Deal with complex ethical and professional issues
  4. Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues in transplant surgery and organ availability
  5. Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists
Reading List
A resource list is associated with this course and provides access to key readings.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Within the work to be undertaken this course will provide participants with the opportunity to develop or further develop key graduate attributes:
In-depth knowledge of specialist discipline
Develop new understanding by exercising critical judgement and challenging knowledge
Be a self-directed learner
Solve problems effectively taking ethical, professional and environmental issues into account
Use information responsibly in a range of contexts
Collaborate with others, capitalising on their different thinking, experience and skills
Communicate (oral, written, online) effectively,
respectful of social and cultural diversity
Application of numeracy
Application of IT
KeywordsGastrointestinal Surgery; Transplant Surgery; Colorectal Surgery
Course organiserDr Valentina Ferlito
Tel: 0131 242 6130
Course secretaryMr Edward Gamble
Tel: (0131 6)51 4929
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