The aim of the Student Selected Unit (SSU) is to introduce an element of choice in the third year curriculum and to develop the educational experience of the student.
Students must undertake two SSU courses 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:
- Take responsibility for your own learning and your continuing professional development
- Effectively communicate with patients and/ or colleagues and teachers
- Work cooperatively and respectfully with colleagues / patients / peers
Students may undertake courses in modern languages, clinical specialties or courses that give wider perspectives on healthcare or the acquisition of skills . The final list of courses that will be included will vary from year to year depending upon the expertise and availability of the teaching faculty.
The module will be taught in person or online through a range of learning and teaching strategies which might include:
- Tutor led tutorials
- Practical sessions
- Guided self-study
- Problem solving scenarios
- Role play
- Group work
- Study packs
- Patient based learning
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Students will have a choice of two out of three types of SSUs consisting of a modern language course, a clinical course ('Hands on') or a clinical course that gives a wider perspective on healthcare or the acquisition of skills ('Thoughts on') . Students may do two from any of these three groups but not two from the same group.
The precise courses vary according to student preference and availability of teaching faculty but the following are indicative of the types of courses that will be on offer.
'Hands On' courses are those with direct patient contact or clinical material as a dominant part of teaching methods. Examples include:
1.Accident & Emergency/Intensive Care (combined SSU)
2. Anatomy of Clinical Practice
4.Child Development & Disability
6.Clinical Haematology & Blood Transfusion
9.Palliative Care and Oncology
'Thoughts On' courses may also have a significant focus on aspects of clinical medicine and/or may involve courses in social sciences and humanities. Examples include:
1. Cooking for the Climate
2. Ethical Theory and Philosophy
3. Medicine and Spirituality
4. Mental Illness and the Movies
5. Moving Between Languages and Cultures
6. Global Health
7. Systems Thinking in Healthcare
8. Unravelling the Mysteries of Sleep
9. Widening Participation and Medicine
Languages offered may include:
- Mandarin Chinese
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
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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