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MD4001   Medicine: Honours 3 (Central Nervous System and Endocrine System)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

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

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module continues the strategy of the spiral curriculum by revisiting foundation knowledge and progressing to the most complex integrative physiological systems namely the central nervous and endocrine systems. Medicine Honours 3 will: - provide in depth coverage of normal structure and function of the CNS and endocrine systems - study the anatomy of the head and neck by dissection - introduce diseases and possible therapies pertinent to these important control systems - present case studies associated with the CNS and endocrine systems to highlight appropriate clinical skills for the identification of neurological and endocrinological disorders - utilise audiovisual, literary and theoretical works to integrate ethical issues and behavioural science with clinical medicine - consider the evidence base for medicine and develop critical appraisal skills.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MD3001 and pass MD3002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: On average 10 lectures and 6 hours of seminars/tutorials/practicals each week. Students typically spend two hours a week on clinical case studies and clinical skills, in addition to some whole 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 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%