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Postgraduate Course: Individual and team skills (PSHF11002)

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 will cover the following topics: - Personnel involved, behavioral markers and taxonomies, team skills, human performance limitation (Non-technical skills and NES based resources).
Course description This course will cover the following topics: - Personnel involved, behavioral markers and taxonomies, team skills, human performance limitation (Non-technical skills and NES based resources).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% in course assessment«br /»
40% Asynchronous discussion boards. Behavioural markers and taxonomies will be discussed on the discussion boards, and students can bring in example of how these apply to their own working experience. (SCQF 11.1)«br /»
30% Essay - Students will be asked to submit an essay (no more than 500 words) applying the NOTSS/ANTS taxonomy to a clinical question to show breadth of knowledge and understanding. (SCQF 11.1, 11.3) «br /»
30% Written Reflective e-portfolio - Using Discussion board reflections in this course as points of reference, summarise a narrative report of around 2000 words about learning edges this year (SCQF 11.5). Pebble Pad can be used for this potentially«br /»
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the current issues and complexities of the individual skills involved in knowledge accumulation and technical performance, including learning techniques. Students will gain a critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles at the forefront of the field. (SCQF 11.1)
  2. Be competent in evaluating and synthesising issues at the forefront of the field (SCQF 11.3). They will develop original and creative responses to problems and issues (SCQF 11.3)
  3. Communicate, using appropriate methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise. For example, The Anaesthetic Non-technical skills (ANTS) and Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) behavioural marker systems will be explored to support the understand of the role of non-technical skills, including situation awareness, decision making, task management, communication and leadership in improving technical performance, teamwork and outcomes. (SCQF 11.4)
  4. Have practical experience in their own workplace setting of demonstrating leadership and making an identifiable contribution to change and development and new thinking (SCQF 11.5)
Reading List
Enhancing surgical performance ¿ a primer for non-technical skills by Rhona Flin, George Youngson and Steve Yule
Safer Healthcare: strategies for the real world by Vincent and Amalberti (Springer 2016)
Training and Assessing Non-Technical Skills: A Practical Guide by Matthew Thomas (CRC Press 2017)
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (Penguin 2005)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsindividual and team skills
Course organiserDr Claire Davies
Tel: (0131 6)51 4929
Course secretaryMiss Dawn Shennan
Tel: 0131 242 6478
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