The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in Tomorrow's Doctors (2018) relevant to 'The Doctor as a Scholar and Scientist' and 'the Doctor as a Professional'. The specific aim is to enable students to understand the structure and function of bones, joints and muscles, and blood supply and innervation of the upper limb, lower limb and vertebral column by using a variety of learning methods and resources including physical examination (surface and living anatomy). The module also aims to introduce students to relevant clinical conditions and disorders of these regions and help them to acquire a working knowledge and understanding of the principles and concepts applicable to the musculoskeletal system in general.
- Lecturer: Ingrid Wallace
- Lecturer: Dan McMullan
The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in Tomorrow's Doctors (2018) relevant to 'The Doctor as a Scholar and Scientist' and 'the Doctor as a Professional'. The specific aims of this second term unit are that students should understand membrane structure and function and be able to relate this to cell behavior; understand how the movement of ions and molecules across membranes may contribute to pH and cell volume regulation and electrical excitability and nerve impulse conduction, appreciate how chemical messengers, such as hormones and neurotransmitters, influence the activity of cells and organs by interacting with receptors; understand in principle how drugs might modify the action of such chemical messengers.
- Lecturer: Andrew Thompsett
The unit aims to enable students to make progress towards meeting some of the learning outcomes described in Tomorrow’s Doctors (2018) relevant to ‘The Doctor as Scholar and Scientist’, ‘The Doctor as a Practitioner’ and ‘The Doctor as a Professional’. The specific aims are for students to demonstrate how to interpret population-based studies of disease frequencies, risk factor associations and treatment effectiveness, to enable the practice of evidence-based medicine for the benefit of the health of patients and the population. In this unit, we aim to:
- Give students an introduction to the scientific basis of epidemiology.
- Enable students to understand the implications of epidemiological and health service data for their future practice.
- Facilitate students in the development of their practice of medicine, not only in terms of benefit for individual patients but for the population as a whole.
- Equip students with the skills to critically appraise the evidence for and against potential risk factors causing a disease or clinical interventions they may consider using.
- Lecturer: Bharathy Kumaravel
- Lecturer: Ingrid Wallace