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Postgraduate Course: Cardiorespiratory Science (SURG11010)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course covers aspects of cardiovascular and respiratory biology relevant to surgery.
Course description Through self-directed learning, online content will deliver key concepts relating to the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system, with particular relevance to vascular surgery. Students will be required to work through weekly online activities, including discussion boards, non-assessed helpdesks and formative MCQ quizzes. Feedback on the mini-essay will be issued within the 15-day turnaround for marking rule.
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 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30, Online Activities 50, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 40, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 50 )
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 course activities (discussion boards); immediate feedback on formative MCQs. Feedback on the mini-essay will be issued within 15 working days from submission.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the management of conditions caused predominantly by autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction
  2. Explain the pathophysiology of shock and appraise the management of patients presenting with haemorrhagic shock
  3. Identify and define common presentations of peripheral arterial disease and evaluate options for its surgical management
  4. Evaluate neurovascular examination in patients with limb fractures, and use applied cardiovascular and respiratory physiology principles in the management of blunt chest trauma
  5. Determine the relevance of respiratory disease as a complication in surgical patients (pre- and postoperatively) and appraise the management of patients with respiratory failure
Reading List
A resource list is provided with this course (on Blackboard Learn) and provides access to key readings.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course will provide participants with the opportunity to develop or further develop key graduate attributes:
In-depth knowledge of the 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, respectfully of social and cultural diversity
Application of numeracy
Application of IT
KeywordsCardiovascular; Respiratory; Vascular Surgery
Course organiserDr Valentina Ferlito
Tel: 0131 242 6130
Course secretaryMiss Marta Zadzilko
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800
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