MEDI2038 BM4 Y1 Foundations of Medicine
The BM4 course in years 1 and 2 is a highly contextualised and integrated course in which the application of knowledge and understanding, clinical skills and professional practice applicable to medicine are learned through clinical topic weeks in which students learn in a style similar to problem based learning This module focuses on the “application of knowledge and understanding applicable to medicine” learning and the assessment is predominantly assessing this. However it is not a stand alone module and should be recognised by teachers and students alike as part of the whole course which is achieved by this module alongside 2 other modules – Integration of knowledge 1 and Clinical Medicine 1. The emphasis of the assessments for each of these modules aligns with the focus of learning for that module, however the integrated nature of the course means that there will undoubtedly be overlap and aspects of the assessment in each module will draw upon learning from all 3 modules
Aims and Objectives
This module will enable students to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the core biomedical, psychological, social, ethical, legal and population health science that underpins medical practice such that it can be applied to a variety of medical practice situations/scenarios. In addition it will enable students to develop and advance their skills in independent study and research relevant to medical practice. The learning outcomes below map directly to one or more of the Programme learning outcomes [as indicated in square brackets] which in turn are taken from the GMC’s Tomorrow’s Doctors (2009).
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Apply biomedical scientific principles, method and knowledge to common medical practice relevant to the topics studied (biomedical science including anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, nutrition, pathology, pharmacology and physiology) [1.1a, 1.2b, 1.1c, 1.1d, 1.1e, 1.1f]
- Apply psychological principles, method and knowledge to common medical practice relevant to the topics studied [1.2a, 1.2b, 1.2c, 1.2d, 1.2e, 1.2f, 1.2g]
- Apply social science principles, method and knowledge to common medical practice relevant to the topics studied [1.3a, 1.3b, 1.3c, 1.3d, 1.3e]
- Apply the principles, method and knowledge of population health and the improvement of health and health care to common medical practice relevant to the topics studied [1.4a, 1.4b, 1.4c, 1.4f, 1.4g, 1.4h]
- Discuss ethical and legal issues in a variety of clinical contexts and from a variety of different perspectives
TOPICS Your learning will be structured around a series of clinical topic weeks, which will themselves be grouped around physiological systems. The order of clinical topic weeks has been designed to be mostly systems based whilst also allowing for an integrated and spiral curriculum. During this module, after some introductory topics, you will follow a series of topics related to the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the renal system, the gastrointestinal system and then finish off with some topics that are specifically chosen to be very integrative in the systems and disciplines involved. CLINICAL CONTEXT Weekly clinical topics are used to provide a framework for learning and to provide an example of the medical practice context to which the knowledge and understanding applies. Examples of the clinical topics for this module are provided below but are subject to change. The main physiological system areas that these topics apply to are provided with each clinical topic. 1. Start in Life 2. Congenital Disorders 3. Malignancies (Breast Cancer) 4. Metabolic Disorders (Obesity) 5. Metabolic Disorders (Diabetes) 6. Respiratory 1 (introduction) 7. Respiratory 2 (Infections) 8. Respiratory 3 (Failure) 9. Respiratory 4 (Malignancy) 10. Circulation (Hypertension) 11. Circulation (Peripheral Arterial Disease and Deep Vein Thrombosis) 12. Cardiac Function (Ischaemic Heart Disease) 13. Cardiac Function (Heart Failure) 14. Acute Kidney Injury 15. Chronic Kidney Disease 16. Anaemia 17. Gastrointestinal (Malabsorption) 18. Gastrointestinal (Hepatobiliary) 19. Gastrointestinal (Malignancies) 20. End of Life 21. The patient in Shock 22. Seriously Inured Patient For each of these clinical topics detailed learning outcomes are provided to guide you in the biomedical, social, psychological, ethical, legal and population health knowledge and understanding that is applied to each topic. These are available along with Resources to support the learning within the Blackboard module pages. .
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This module is a student-led learning module in which students are provided with detailed guidance on the curriculum content to learn, however teaching is limited to lectures and practical which provide a framework and outline of key concepts from which students are expected to guide their own learning. Each week students will have approximately 5 hours of teaching provided.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||50|
|Wider reading or practice||354|
|Practical classes and workshops||46|
|Total study time||750|
Resources & Reading list
Blackboard. Resources to support the learning will be provided on Blackboard In addition a reading list will be provided on Blackboard
BM4 tutor. Students are provided with an allocated BM4 tutor to support the learning of key subject areas, details can be found within the blackboard pages
Students will not normally be allowed to repeat the year. Mapping of Learning outcomes to Assessment: 1. Apply biomedical scientific principles, method and knowledge to medical practice:OBAs, EMIs, Short notes & Anatomy Practical Paper 2. Apply psychological principles, method and knowledge to medical practice: OBAs, EMIs and Short notes 3. Apply social science principles, method and knowledge to medical practice: OBAs, EMIs and Short notes 4. Apply the principles, method and knowledge of population health and the improvement of health and health care to medical practice: OBAs, EMIs and Short notes 5. Discuss ethical and legal issues in a variety of clinical contexts and from a variety of different perspectives: OBAs, EMIs and Short notes Students are not normally permitted to repeat the year.
In-class formative opportunities
Costs associated with this module
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:
Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.