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Undergraduate Course: Whole Body Health 2 (MBCH09021)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits120 ECTS Credits60
SummaryYear 2 of the medicine programme will build on your understanding of health, disease and wellbeing and how these are affected by society and the wider environment. The course will give an understanding of research methods and interpretation of scientific information. This knowledge will be integrated with common diseases and will build on core professional values and ethical principles introduced in Year 1.
Course description The course will cover Command and Control, Transitions, Renal and Urology and Nutrition and Digestion. This knowledge will be integrated with clinical practice.

Socio-ethical Aspects of Medicine (SEAM) will cover social determinants of illness, meaning of illness, experience of illness, medical ethics, public health and health improvement.

Research and Evidence Based Medicine (REBM) will cover understanding information, the role of evidence-based medicine, hypothesis driven and hypothesis free research, types of data, evaluating interventions, critical appraisal and communication of research.

Knowledge to Clinical Practice (KCP) is directed towards helping students acquire the skills, attributes and related knowledge necessary to practise medicine.

Professional Skills will cover importance of communication, empathy, compassion and wellbeing.

The course will be delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, online resources and in person sessions. Clinical and communication skills sessions and Problem Based Learning will also be used to explore more deeply both knowledge and approach to learning.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Travel to community placements will be required. The Medical School provides a small subsidy to help with these costs but they do not cover the full expenditure. Students will also need access to a smart device or laptop to submit course work. Student will be required to purchase a stethoscope from Year 2.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 1200 ( Lecture Hours 90, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 207, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 40, External Visit Hours 30, Online Activities 60, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Revision Session Hours 35, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 24, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 697 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 35 %, Practical Exam 15 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This is a year-long assessed course therefore students in Year 2 must undertake and pass Semester 1 and 2 Knowledge Tests (online examinations). The Knowledge Tests in Semester 1 and 2 will consist of questions with both single best answers and very short answer questions. Results from summative assessment 1 and 2 and an Anatomy exam will be combined to make a single score, and the definitive pass level will be determined on this score. Failure at this point would lead to exclusion from the MBChB programme.

Group projects: Student selected components are group projects which must be passed.

REBM and KCP will have summative assessments which must be passed. KCP assessment includes an OSCE clinical exam.

Professionalism: Students should aim for 100% attendance and engagement and professional behaviour must be maintained in order to progress.
Feedback Feedback will be provided after each progress test and students will receive written feedback on strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement. Feedback will be provided on overall performance, as well as specific domains within each knowledge test including areas of knowledge and skills.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Year 2 Knowledge Test Paper 12:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Year 2 Knowledge Test Paper 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Year 2 Knowledge Test Paper Resit2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how the body functions in health and disease.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of how society and environment influence disease.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional principles in medicine.
Reading List
See Year 2 Resource List on Learn
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills All outcome for the MBChB programme are linked to the General Medical Council's Outcome for Graduates:
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Course organiserProf John Plevris
Course secretaryMs Izabela Nalepa
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