||Medicine (Including Paediatrics)
||09 - Years 4, 5 in Non-Modular Undergraduate Course
||The study-unit is spread over the last six months of the final academic year of the course of studies and aims to consolidate knowledge, skills and attitudes to a ‘qualifying ‘ level and in order to prepare students for work in their first job as a doctor. The learning objectives and competences are clearly defined and also form the rationale for the final summative assessment. The teaching methods include lectures, small-group tutorials, seminars and hands-on experience on clinical attachments.
• To consolidate and prioritize theoretical knowledge that underpins the practice of medicine at ‘qualifying’ level and leading to Foundation Year one level of practice;
• To develop and refine communication skills;
• To increase proficiency in clinical skills;
• To develop correct professional attitudes.
Learning Objectives and Competences:
• Carry out a consultation with a patient;
• Assess clinical presentations, and negotiate a management plan;
• Provide immediate care of medical emergencies;
• Prescribe drugs;
• Carry out practical procedures;
• Communicate effectively in a medical context;
• Assess psychological and social aspects of a patient's illness;
• Apply the principles, skills and knowledge of evidence-based medicine;
• Apply scientific principles, method and knowledge to practice.
Series of 35 lectures: all involve case discussion, comparisons and differential diagnoses;
Series of 20 seminars designed to teach analytical and synthetic skills in a clinical context;
Small-group ward-based teaching;
Clinical assignment for hands-on experience both at in-patient and out-patient settings.
Assessment (conjoint with Department of Paediatrics):
Seven-part clinical/practical assessment (weighting 60%);
Knowledge-based written assessment mapped over medical specialities (weighting 20%) ;
Objective structured clinical examination in peadiatrics (weighting 20%).
Sources for Consultation:
• Kumar P & Clark ML Clinical Medicine 7th Edition 2009. WB Saunders OR Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine 21st Edition 2006. Churchill Livingstone.
• Mcleod’s Clinical Examination 2009 12th Edition 2009. Churchill Livingstone.
• Oxford Hanbook of Clinical Medicine 8th Edition 2010.
||The examination is made up of three components, 1 Written and 2 Clinical Examinations. Please note that a pass in the Clinical Assessments is obligatory for an overall pass mark to be awarded.
||Lecture and Tutorial
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
|Examination (See Additional Notes)
Simon Attard Montalto
Andrew A. Borg
Joseph M. Cacciottolo
Mario J. Cachia
Brendan Caruana Montaldo
Charles Mallia Azzopardi
Carmel P. Mallia
Stephen Montefort (Co-ord.)
Myra Kay Tilney
Dino Vella Briffa
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20 June 2013