Postgraduate Course: Family Medicine Approach to Maternal and Child Health (GLHE11078)
|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 will discuss how maternal and child health services can be effectively managed and monitored in a primary care setting. The course will integrate teaching on MCH with principles and practice of family medicine, evidence-based medicine, quality improvement and professionalism taught in the first year of the programme.
The course examines the management of maternal and child health both within the family and the community as well the Global Health approach.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, 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)
||Essay on delivering maternal and child health services in a family medicine context (50%)
Summary and reflection on learning and influence on practice (50%)
||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 awareness of the current international, national and local strategies to improve maternal and child health.
- Apply a range of principles and professional skills of the family doctor to the assessment, care and management of maternal and child health presentations.
- Develop original and creative responses to maternal and child health issues within their own family practice.
|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||Mrs Adele Willoughby
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112