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MD4003   Medicine: Honours 5 (Applied Medical Science)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

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

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module is delivered in small group format, and runs in parallel with the student selected module MD4002 in the second semester. Over the semester individual student contact hours are 25 delivered in 5 cycles. Each student attends for one full day every two weeks. The morning is divided into three parts: integrated clinical scenarios, and a combination of two of the following; a revision tutorial, workshop or skills practical. The afternoon is divided into two parts: feedback from morning's work and a further session which may be a simulation exercise, workshop or practical. The feedback session enables students to improve their performance and also includes discussion relating to the simulated cases. New advanced skills are introduced to stimulate clinical development. Skills include ABCDE approach to patient management, breast examination, cannulation fluid management and safe prescribing. Clinical decision making and problem reasoning workshops are designed to develop clinical reasoning powers. The series of revision topics relate to patient investigations such as haematology, clinical chemistry and ECG. Anatomy relating to clinical examination and imaging is also reviewed. Revisiting these topics in a spiral curriculum reinforces areas previously covered. One cycle is dedicated to ward simulations where medical students work in multidisciplinary teams along with the nursing and pharmacy students from Dundee and Aberdeen.

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: 5 hours in 5 clinical cycles over the semester as well as some whole day placements in clinical settings.

Scheduled learning hours: 50

Guided independent study hours: 150

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1 Objectively Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) of 2 hours duration (100%)

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 100%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 1 Objectively Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) of 2 hours duration (100%)