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This module provides medical students with the foundation of scientific knowledge, which is required for the practice of medicine. Focusing on the principle of the Doctor as Scientist and Scholar (Tomorrow's Doctors, GMC 2009), this module enables students to develop their scientific knowledge within a clinical context.
***A 60% or greater cumulative year 1 average is required to enroll in this module.***This 20-credit module introduces students to the scientific, professional and practical basis for the contemporary practice of medicine within the United Kingdom, and those factors that are likely to influence clinical care in the coming decades. There will be opportunities to consider the relationship that develops between the clinician and the patient, the role of `the consultation¿ within that relationship (e.g. in the sharing of information and in clinical decision-making), and to observe healthcare provision in clinical settings. The module will be of particular interest to those students who are considering joining one of the healthcare professions, including graduate-entry medicine, or whose future work is likely to have a healthcare focus.
The course is designed to provide an advanced study of the identification of human genes and the determination of the influence of human genes upon disease and health status. Gene identification provides targets for the development of new pharmaceuticals and the range of variation present in the population.
Students during this module explore the way in which decisions/clinical judgments are made by both clinicians and patients, and the importance of reliable information in this process. Sources of such information (available to clinicians and patients) and techniques used to deliver the information are discussed. Students are introduced to the concept of `the consultation¿ ¿ a health-related interaction between a clinician and a patient and then have the opportunity to witness such interactions between healthcare professionals and patients. During tutorials and clinical observation sessions students are encouraged to consider the `human aspects¿ of the `practice of medicine¿.
This module further develops the student's scientific knowledge, building on the foundations laid in Year 1. Focusing on the principle of the Doctor as Scientist and Scholar (Tomorrow's Doctors, GMC 2009), this module enables students to enhance their scientific knowledge and understanding of its importance to clinical practice within a clinical context.
This module enables medical students to integrate their scientific knowledge and clinical skills in order to apply it within the context of clinical practice, thus enhancing their ability to practice medicine. This module builds on the knowledge learned in the previous years, focusing on the notion of the Doctor as a Scientist and Scholar (Tomorrow's Doctors, GMC 2009).
This module enables medical students to consolidate their scientific knowledge within the context of clinical practice, and prepares them for the Foundation Year training programme. This module builds on the knowledge learned in the previous years, focusing on the notion of the Doctor as Scientist and Scholar (Tomorrow's Doctors, GMC 2009).
This module builds upon the foundations of scientific and clinical knowledge introduced in module PMXM02 and will enable students to enhance their development towards the Physician Associate qualification.