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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Stem Cells and Translational Neurology

Postgraduate Course: Patients Perspectives (STEM11005)

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 aims to expand students thinking regarding patients needs and the environments they find themselves in. Students will explore both patients and carers needs and expectations as well as introducing students to concepts around public engagement, focused around the key neurodegenerative diseases covered thus far (including Alzheimers, Parkinsons, motor neurone disease, MS) as well as stem cells and models
Course description The aims of this course are to expand students thinking regarding patients needs and the environments they find themselves in. It aims to promote students understanding of what patients and their carers wants and needs are from both the clinical and scientific communities as well as introducing students to concepts around public engagement. As students have progressed through this programme developing their core knowledge base, this course will now explore more the reality for patients and will actively push students to formulate their knowledge towards public engagement and promoting public awareness of concepts within this field of stem cells and neurodegenerative models, as well as translational neuroscience
Students will be taught by lectures that will be made available online as the course progresses, introducing students to the new topics in order. Furthermore discussion boards and other online activities such as quizzes and puzzles will be used to keep students engaged and to reiterate the key learning outcomes for specific material. Therefore students would have a weekly block of material consisting of 1 hour of lectures (block material dependent) alongside ongoing discussion boards and reading students should be studying and researching independently and continuously.
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 MVM Online Learning Block 2
Course Start Date 08/01/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Online Activities 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 63 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand and compare multiple neurodegenerative diseases and the needs of particular patients in real-life situations
  2. Assess and explain to a lay audience the roles of different scientific equipment and methodology required for disease modelling and stem cell generation
  3. Evaluate and criticise the literature around this topic
  4. Appraise their own knowledge generated throughout this course and formulate their findings in a cohesive manner with an emphasis on engaging the public
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Via group work specifically designed towards a public engagement concept students will evaluate and improve their communication abilities
2. Due to being an online course students must show autonomy, individual drive and determination to engage with the course content and develop their skills
3. Critically review and demonstrate their expanding knowledge using real life patient situations and applying their knowledge base appropriately
KeywordsNeurodegeneration,clinic,public engagement
Course organiserDr David Hampton
Tel: (0131) 242 9421
Course secretaryMiss Ana-Maria Lungu
Tel: 0131 242 7355
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