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MD3002   Medicine: Honours 2 (Reproductive, Renal and Gastrointestinal Systems)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

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

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Medicine Honours 2 will: - provide in depth coverage of the structure and functions of the reproductive, renal and gastrointestinal systems - study the anatomy of the abdomen and pelvis by dissection - cover the disease mechanisms and therapy of the disorders pertinent to these body systems - use relevant clinical problems to provide the clinical context - integrate the ethical, moral and behavioural aspects relevant to these systems. MD3002 also provides system contextualised learning in the vertical themes of microbiology, public health and healthy 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: 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: 219

Guided independent study hours: 381

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%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr R Cruickshank