Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Professional, Life, and Study Skills MED1016

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 25
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The Course will enhance and develop study and communication skills, as well as providing experience of different working environments which will provide relevance and context for future clinical and scientific studies in MB ChB or other life science courses.


Normally 2 x 1.5 hour sessions per week.

Requirements of Entry

Refer to entry requirements for the Medical School Glasgow Access Programme (GAP):

Excluded Courses





There will be ongoing online assessment exercises to complete. Students will produce a 1000 word reflective essay (based on clinical experience gained throughout the session). Students' study and presentation skills will be assessed by oral/poster presentation.

Main Assessment In: December and April/May

Course Aims

■ To provide students with a basic introduction to the study of Medicine

■ To introduce students to the use of virtual learning environments, on-line scientific research, word processing and presentation skills

■ To provide opportunities for students to develop their transferable, intellectual, interpersonal and practical skills

■ To provide a grounding in the policies and provision of healthcare in the UK.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this Course students will be able to:

■ Deliver a satisfactory oral presentation

■ Discuss and identify professional behaviours required for appropriate performance in healthcare settings

■ Identify attributes required for effective team-working

■ Successfully complete a group task

■ Produce a written reflective account

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including exams) of the Course's summative assessment.