The aim of the Student Selected Unit (SSU) is to introduce an element of choice in the third year curriculum that will develop and broaden the educational experience of the student.
Students must undertake one SSU course to fulfil the requirements of this module. The specific learning outcomes of individual SSU courses will vary.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Effectively communicate with patients, colleagues, peers and tutors
- Take responsibility for your own learning and your continuing professional development
- Work cooperatively and respectfully with colleagues, patients, peers and tutors
Students will choose one course from modern languages, clinical specialties or courses that give wider perspectives on healthcare. The final list of courses that will be included will vary from year to year depending upon the availability of the teaching staff and to reflect the changing healthcare environment.
The following are indicative of the types of courses that will be on offer. Courses that do not recruit a minimum number of students may not be delivered.
Examples of clinical courses:
Child Development & Disability
Clinical Genetics & Genomics
Clinical Haematology & Blood Transfusion
Unravelling the Mysteries of Sleep
Examples of language courses:
Examples of courses that give a wider perspective on healthcare:
Ageing over the lifecourse
Anatomy in Clinical Practice
Clinical Artificial Intelligence
Cooking for the Climate (Adventure) (Online)
Ethical Theory and Philosophy
Medicine and Spirituality
Systems Thinking in Healthcare
Widening Participation and Medicine
Please see Blackboard for the up-to-date details of the levels available for the language courses and their suitability according to your previous experience
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module will be taught mainly in person with occasional online options through a range of teaching and learning strategies.
The teaching and learning methods employed will depend on the course being taught, but will include all or some of the following:
- Tutor led tutorials
- Practical sessions
- Guided self-study
- Problem solving scenarios
- Role play
- Group work
- Study packs
- Patient based learning
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Resources & Reading list
Blackboard. Please see the Blackboard module page for current resources. A reading list for this module is available on the Library Online Reading List at: http://soton.rl.talis.com/
The summative assessment will be based on attendance, engagement and professional behaviour.
An assessment will be completed for each student at the end of each course. Students will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.
Students will also be formatively assessed using a range of appropriate methods such as quizzes, presentations, reflections, depending on the content of the course.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal