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.

MBChB Year 4 MED4004

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 120
  • Level: Level 4 (BDS, BVMS, MBChB)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Fourth year is clinical teaching in hospitals and general practice throughout the West of Scotland. This covers general medicine and surgery with exposure to some of the specialties.

Timetable

Various times throughout year.

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of Year 3 of MBChB

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

MED 4050 MBChB 4 Written Examination

MED 4005 Year 3 Student Selected Component (form of assessment varies according to the component selected).

 

During clinical blocks students are assessed on:

Clinical examination of patients.

Presentation of cases

 

Students are required to obtain a grade D3 or better in Med 4050 and Med 4005 to progress to Year 5.

Main Assessment In: March

Course Aims

The fourth year of the programme aims:

■ To provide learning and teaching opportunities in general medicine and surgery to ensure students have the competencies and knowledge necessary to begin independent, effective and safe practice on graduation

■ To provide learning and teaching opportunities in general medicine and surgery to ensure students develop skills, professional and ethical values, and attitudes necessary to work as doctors

■ To provide the opportunity for students to spend five weeks studying a topic of their choice to greater depth, thereby developing skills in data analysis, report writing and oral presentation as well as enhancing biomedical and clinical knowledge.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

 

Demonstrate an understanding of how to improve healthcare for populations and individuals

■ Obtain , record and summarise a comprehensive clinical history from patients whose care is in general medicine and surgery

■ Perform and record a complete clinical examination from patients whose care is in general medicine and surgery

■ Carry out a defined range of practical clinical procedures in the context of general medicine and surgery safely

■ Provide immediate care in emergency situations

■ Communicate effectively and efficiently in speaking and writing with patients, carers and colleagues in general medical and surgical healthcare teams

■ Be able to apply biomedical scientific principles of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, pathology and pharmacology to general medical and surgical practice

■ Be able to apply principles of psychology, social science, population health and scientific method to the practice of general medicine and surgery

■ Demonstrate safe and cost-effective prescribing

■ Demonstrate awareness of clinical responsibilities and of the role of the doctor in the context of general medicine and surgery

■ Demonstrate respect for individuals, an understanding of ethics and law relating to patient care. Be able to reflect, learn and teach, and work in a team

■ Be able to reflect, learn and teach, and work in a team

■ Demonstrate an understanding of how to improve healthcare for populations and individuals

All ILOs are assessed at the end of each 5 or 10 week block as well as the written examinations in Years 4 and 5 and the OSCE finals in Year 5.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students are required to achieve 100% attendance