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MD3001   Medicine: Honours 1 (Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

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

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Medical Science Honours 1 and 2 form the second turn of the curriculum spiral taking an integrated approach to the scientific basis of medicine at an Honours level. These modules will build upon the material delivered in the preceding Foundations of Medicine 1 and 2 modules. Medicine Honours 1 will cover the structure and functions of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. The anatomy of the thorax will be studied by dissection. The disease mechanisms and therapy of disorders pertinent to these body systems will be introduced and relevant clinical problems and clinical skills will provide clinical context. The ethical, moral and behavioural aspects relevant to these systems will be discussed. MD3001 also provides system contextualised learning in the vertical themes of infection, public health and health psychology, as well as being part of the research skills matrix which prepares students for the critical review of published data and scientific writing.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MD2001 and pass MD2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: On average 10 lectures and 6 hours of seminars/tutorials/practicals each week. Clinical case studies and clinical skills on a 2-week cycle including 5 day placements in clinical settings. Up to 6 hours per week of directed self-learning

Scheduled learning hours: 250

Guided independent study hours: 350

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Module Examinations will comprise 2 written examinations totaling 75% of the module grade. Coursework will comprise a written examinations 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%