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ME33MM: MINDFULNESS AND MEDICINE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the concept and practice of mindfulness for medical students, involving the critical analysis of the subject and the underpinning neuroscience of mindfulness.
Mindfulness is included in the NICE guidelines as an NHS treatment for mild to moderate recurring depression. Furthermore, there is a large body of research indicating the physiological, psychological and neurological benefits of practice mindfulness. The study and practice of mindfulness is, therefore, of relevance to medical students hence why this course is offered as a Medical Humanities option. The course involves training in mindfulness practices

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Senior Clinical Lect Kim D Miller

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • Medicine (ME) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims:

 

  • To facilitate the development of knowledge about, and understanding of, the concept of mindfulness
  • To facilitate the critical analysis of the concept of mindfulness
  • To facilitate an understanding of the neurobiological impact of mindfulness.
  • To offer training in mindfulness practice
  • To develop critical reading and writing skills
  • To develop skills for analytical reasoning, debating, communicating and presenting.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Critical, academic writing on mindfulness and associated concepts, and its relevance to medical professionals and medical practice.

Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Presentation on the experience of mindfulness practice and one selected aspect of mindfulness or an associated concept.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Reflective writing on the experience of mindfulness practice.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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