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MD2002   Foundations of Medicine 2

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available only to students enrolled in the BSc Honours Medicine programme.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Foundations of Medicine 2 continues the introduction of fundamental topics including the principles of disease mechanisms and therapy, and the development of clinical and communication skills. Foundations of Medicine 2 provides an in-depth study of the musculo-skeletal system including nerve and muscle physiology, control of movement and the autonomic nervous system. The anatomy of the upper and lower limbs are studied by dissection. A particular focus for this module is the concepts essential for the practise of medicine, including public health and health psychology. The clinical problems in this module centre on trauma, deep vein thrombosis and pathological fractures.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 10 lectures and 6 hours of seminars/tutorials/practicals each week. Clinical case studies, clinical and communication skills on a 2-week cycle including 2 x 2 hour sessions with volunteer patients. Up to 6 hours per week of directed self-learning.

Scheduled learning hours: 200

Guided independent study hours: 400

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Module Examinations will comprise 2 written examinations totaling 75% of the module grade. Attainment of competence in clinical skills appropriate to this stage of a medical curriculum as demonstrated in a pass/fail objective structured clinical exam (OSCE). Coursework will comprise a written examination totaling 25% of the module grade.

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2 x 1.5-hour Written Examinations = 100%