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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Surgical Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Endocrine, Breast and Cell Biology (SURG11009)

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 covers aspects of cell biology relevant to surgery, including neoplasia, microbiology, immunology and haematology. The specialties of breast, endocrine and plastic surgery are also explored.
Course description Through self-directed learning, online content will deliver key concepts relating to cell biology and breast, endocrine and plastic surgery. Students will be required to work through weekly online activities, including discussion boards, non-assessed helpdesks and formative MCQ quizzes.
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 Full Year
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) 100% coursework:
*MCQs 50%,
*Discussion boards 50%
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 feedback on formative MCQs.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply a range of specialised research in cell biology to the evaluation of causes and treatments of common surgical conditions
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevant basic scientific principles for surgical conditions relating to Breast, Endocrine and Plastic Surgery
  3. Evaluate diagnostic practice in breast disease and management of benign, malignant, and infective breast conditions
  4. Practise in a wide and often unpredictable variety of professional level contexts (working with clinicians/basic scientists/allied health professionals)
  5. Deal with complex ethical and professional issues
Reading List
TBC
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
KeywordsNeoplasia; Microbiology; Immunology,Haematology; Breast,Endocrine and Plastic surgery
Contacts
Course organiserDr Valentina Ferlito
Tel: 0131 242 6130
Email: Valentina.Ferlito@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Edward Gamble
Tel: (0131 6)51 4929
Email: egamble@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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