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MEDI2044 Respiratory, Cardiovascular & Renal 2 (RCR2)

Module Overview

This module will consolidate and build on the basic medical sciences covered in RCR1. In particular, it will focus on the renal system, its associated diseases and treatment options. The module will be studied alongside the MIP2 module to enable students to consolidate their theoretical learning with practical patient based experience

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To build on the content of the RCR1 module in Year 1, progress the understanding of basic medical sciences as they apply to the renal system, and to consolidate cardiorespiratory physiology and pathology. Principles of patient management will also be addressed. The learning will be integrated with both previous modules (Foundations of Medicine, Nervous and Locomotor Systems 1, Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Renal 1). 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).

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Describe how the the structure and function of the urinary, cardiovascular and respiratory systems may be affected by disease processes[1.1a]
  • Broaden the knowledge base for interpretation of blood gases and ECGs developed in RCR1 and introduce the diagnostic capabilities of clinical biochemistry reports and dipstick urinalysis [2.2d]
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the requirements surrounding infection control when performing these tests [3.4h]
  • Further develop professional skills, including independent study, time management, team working and communication [3.2a, 3.2b, 3.2d, 3.3a, 3.3b]
  • Describe the scientific basis of important diseases of the urinary, cardiovascular and respiratory systems [1.1b]
  • Interpret clinical abnormalities in the structure and function of the urinary, cardiovascular and respiratory systems in terms of underlying pathophysiology [1.1b, 1.1c]
  • Describe the basic mechanisms of action and use of drugs to treat diseases of the urinary, cardiovascular and respiratory systems [1.1e, 1.1f]
  • Describe the principles underlying the management of common diseases of the urinary, cardiovascular and respiratory systems [1.1e]
  • Justify the selection of clinical tests used to diagnose illness of the urinary, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and explain their fundamental principles [1.1c, 1.1d, 1.1g]
  • Identify determinants of health and analyse strategies for preventing diseases of urinary, cardiovascular and respiratory systems [1.2c, 1.2d, 1.2e, 1.3b, 1.3c, 1.3d, 1.3e, 1.4a, 1.4b, 1.4e, 1.4g, 1.4i, 1.4j]
  • Demonstrate appropriate numeracy skills in the calculation and interpretation of quantitative scientific and clinical data [1.1f, 1.1g]
  • Perform tests of respiratory and cardiovascular function (e.g. spirometry, ECG) [2.6a]

Syllabus

This module will consolidate and build on the basic medical sciences covered in RCR1. In particular, it will focus on the renal system, its associated diseases and treatment options. The module will be studied alongside the MIP2 module to enable students to consolidate their theoretical learning with practical patient based experience. Structure and function of the renal , cardiovascular and respiratory systems ? Clinically relevant anatomy and histology of the kidneys, urinary passages and bladder, lungs, respiratory tree, thorax, abdomen, heart, blood vessels ? Role of these systems in normal homeostasis Pathology and Microbiology ? The characteristics of organisms infecting the renal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and the common diseases that result. ? Clinically relevant pathology of the renal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Public Health ? Epidemiology of common renal and cardirespiratory diseases, and primary and secondary prevention. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics ? Airway modulators, anti-hypertensive, anti-arrhythmics, anti-coagulants and anti-platelets, diuretics Sociology and Psychology (as applied to Medicine) ? Social and psychological determinants of health and health inequalities Clinical Skills ? How to perform and interpret commonly used diagnostic tests relevant for diseases of the renal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems e.g. urinalysis, ECGs, blood tests etc.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module will be taught through a range of learning and teaching strategies which will include: ? Lectures ? Tutor led tutorials ? Practical sessions ? Guided self-study ? Problem solving scenarios ? Portfolios ? Study packs ? eLearning ? Patient based learning

TypeHours
Wider reading or practice35
Preparation for scheduled sessions57.5
Lecture48
Revision30
Tutorial7
Completion of assessment task10
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

Faculty of Medicine. Pathology interactive practicals (PiPs).

Faculty of Medicine. Anatomy and histology interactive materials.

The core elearning material.

O'Callagham CA. (2009). The renal system at a glance.. 

The standard textbooks on the BM5 Recommended Reading List.

Mitchell B, Peel S (2009). Histology. 

Mitchell B, Sharma R. (2009). Embryology: An Illustrated Colour Text. 

Davies A, Moores C. (2010). The Respiratory System.. 

Noble A, Johnson RA, Thomas A, Bass P. (2010). The Cardiovascular System. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Multiple choice question  (1.75 hours) 40%
Written paper  (2 hours) 60%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Multiple choice question %
Written paper %

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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