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ME2512: MEDICINE 1 (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:32


Course Overview

This course is the start of the systems based teaching in the medicine curriculum and incorporates the form and function of the human respiratory and cardiovascular systems in both health and disease and the biomedical principles which underlie them. Diagnosis and management of common respiratory and cardiovascular disease are studied. This course is only available to students in year 1 of the MBChB programme/ year 1 of the B Clin Med Sci programme.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr A Jack

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied) or Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Passed)

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course is taught in the second half session of year 1 of the MBChB programme. It is designed to provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. This begins with the principles of normal form and function of these systems followed by the clinical presentations and pathology of diseases of the systems, how diseases are investigated and diagnosed. Treatment and management strategies for the common respiratory and cardiovascular diseases are explored. The course also explores the different concepts of health and how the environment, as well as political and economic factors can influence it. The role of a GP and the Primary Health Care Team are also explored, in general, and in relation to the management of patients with respiratory and cardiovascular disease. How to conduct a consultation in a community setting, and how to deal with uncertainty and manage clinical risk, will also be introduced. Teaching is delivered through lectures, seminars, some directed self-learning of clinical cases and specific packages. There are also some small group tutorials and “GP live” sessions.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 24, 26, 28, 30
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25, 31 - 34
  • 7 Lectures during University weeks 27, 29
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 24, 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25, 29 - 30, 32

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 40,41 Feedback Weeks 45

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Feedback

This is a single best answer type examination. 85 questions 1 hour 45 mins Feedback will be provided via personalised documents accessed through myMBChB

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandExplain the potential influence on health of environmental, political and economic factors
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe appropriate therapeutic approaches including the clinical pharmacology of appropriate drugs for each system
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop understanding of the role of the GP and the Primary Care Team, both in general terms and in how care is provided to patients with respiratory and cardiovascular disease
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the pathophysiology, presentation and investigation of common cardiovascular diseases
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the normal structure and function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease and be aware of the anatomical basis and associated physiological principles that underpin that function
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the normal structure and function of the respiratory system in health and disease and be aware of the anatomical basis and associated physiological principles that underpin that function
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe appropriate radiological investigations and surgical management of lung disease
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the pathology, clinical features and management of common lung diseases, respiratory infections and tumours
ReflectionUnderstandExplore the different concepts of health, from WHO definitions through to views of health professionals and the public

Formative Assessment

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 35

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Feedback

Individual feedback will be provided via myMBChB

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandExplain the potential influence on health of environmental, political and economic factors
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop understanding of the role of the GP and the Primary Care Team, both in general terms and in how care is provided to patients with respiratory and cardiovascular disease
ReflectionUnderstandExplore the different concepts of health, from WHO definitions through to views of health professionals and the public

Class Test

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 28,33 Feedback Weeks 28,33

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Feedback

Formative assessment takes place at the end of both the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Both formative

assessments must be attempted as it is a class certificate requirement.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the pathology, clinical features and management of common lung diseases, respiratory infections and tumours
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the pathophysiology, presentation and investigation of common cardiovascular diseases
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the normal structure and function of the respiratory system in health and disease and be aware of the anatomical basis and associated physiological principles that underpin that function
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe appropriate radiological investigations and surgical management of lung disease
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the normal structure and function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease and be aware of the anatomical basis and associated physiological principles that underpin that function
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe appropriate therapeutic approaches including the clinical pharmacology of appropriate drugs for each system

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks 4

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the normal structure and function of the respiratory system in health and disease and be aware of the anatomical basis and associated physiological principles that underpin that function
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the pathology, clinical features and management of common lung diseases, respiratory infections and tumours
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe appropriate radiological investigations and surgical management of lung disease
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the normal structure and function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease and be aware of the anatomical basis and associated physiological principles that underpin that function
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the pathophysiology, presentation and investigation of common cardiovascular diseases
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe appropriate therapeutic approaches including the clinical pharmacology of appropriate drugs for each system
ReflectionUnderstandExplore the different concepts of health, from WHO definitions through to views of health professionals and the public
ConceptualUnderstandExplain the potential influence on health of environmental, political and economic factors
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop understanding of the role of the GP and the Primary Care Team, both in general terms and in how care is provided to patients with respiratory and cardiovascular disease

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