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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
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1x 3500 word essay: critical, academic writing on mindfulness and associated concepts, and its relevance to medical professionals and medical practice (60%)
1x Reflective report: reflective writing on the experience of mindfulness practice (20%)
1x Oral presentation via Collaborate: presentation on the experience of mindfulness practice and one selected aspect of mindfulness or an associated concept (20%)
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
Resubmission of written work (100%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|