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Postgraduate Course: Science of Medicine (IMED11003)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryScience of Medicine is a designed as a preparatory course for the successful completion of the MRCP (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians) Part 1 exam.
Course description Science of Medicine is a 20-credit, 12-week course which aims to provide rich and diverse preparatory materials for the successful completion of the MRCP (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians) Part 1 exam. The weeks represent individual specialties in the field of Internal Medicine which are directly related to the MRCP syllabus, and provides the Year 1 students with a basis of knowledge in key areas both for general skills and for the exam. These weeks are overseen by both a dedicated course organizer who ensures that the content material each week is to a high standard meeting the SCQF requirements, while individual experts from the NHS and University of Edinburgh tutor the students in their specialist fields.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Online Activities 40, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 141 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
The assessment is coursework: online MCQ and online asynchronous discussion boards
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critical review of the anatomy, physiology and pathological processes that are important for the common diseases encountered in general medicine.
  2. Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills practices and thinking in the approach to illness in a variety of specialist ares such as Cardiology, Neurology, Haematology and more.
Reading List
Key articles will be referred to at relevant points during the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Within the work to be undertaken this course will provide participants with the opportunity to develop or further develop key graduate attributes:
1. In-depth knowledge of specialist discipline
2. Develop new understanding by exercising critical judgement and challenging knowledge
3. Be a self-directed learner
4. Solve problems effectively taking ethical, professional and environmental issues into account
5. Use information responsibly in a range of contexts
6. Collaborate with others, capitalising on their different thinking, experience and skills
7. Communicate (oral, written, online) effectively, respectful of social and cultural diversity
8. Application of numeracy
9. Application of IT
Keywordsgeneral medicine,internal medicine,MRCP
Course organiserDr Frances Parry
Tel: (0131 5)37 1822
Course secretaryMiss Shu Yang
Tel: 0131 537 2503
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