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Postgraduate Course: Specialist Level Clinical Case Reports (VESC12010)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits30 ECTS Credits15
SummaryThis course will be taken in years 3 or 4, and will provide students with the experience of writing, presenting and defending two specialist level 12 clinical case reports.
Course description In this course students will write fully documented case reports for two cases that they have managed primarily and that demonstrate complex and/or multi-disciplinary management at an advanced specialist level. The cases must be critically discussed in light of up to date published evidence.

In addition to the written reports students will be required to present the cases in a structured viva voce, providing students with experience of scientific presentation and defending their work, as well as experience of scientific writing.
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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 300 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 294 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 60 %, Practical Exam 40 %
Additional Information (Assessment) a. 2 written case reports (max 3000 words) (60%; all LOs)«br /»
b. structured Viva Voce (40%; all LOs)«br /»
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Ability to analyse and manage complex advanced SCQF level 12 problems within their specialty, using evidence based best practice.
  2. Awareness of their professional responsibilities and the ability to work within their clinical competence.
  3. The ability to critique the relative benefits of different approaches to case management appropriate to the specialty.
  4. Experience of working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  5. Specialist SCQF level 12 scientific writing ability and presentation skills.
Reading List
This will be maintained by the specialist leads for each subject area, but there are ample resources in the clinical hospitals, R(D)SVS library and online.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills On completion of this course, students will:
1. Have experience of primarily managing advanced and complex cases in their specialty.
2. Be aware of their professional responsibilities and recognise their level of clinical competence.
3. Be able to identify evidence based best practice and critique approaches to case management.
4. Be able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
5. Have experience of scientific writing, presentation and defence of opinions during examination.
KeywordsVeterinary,Specialist,Clinical,Case Report,Professional Doctorate
Course organiserDr Timothy Nuttall
Tel: (0131 6)50 8833
Course secretaryMrs Emma Pineau
Tel: (0131 6)51 9198
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