module specification

NF7037 - Advanced Pathology and Clinical Management of Disease (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18, but may be subject to modification
Module title Advanced Pathology and Clinical Management of Disease
Module level Masters (07)
Credit rating for module 20
School School of Human Sciences
Total study hours 200
 
150 hours Guided independent study
50 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Oral Examination 40% 45 15 minute oral presentation of a critical appraisal of clinical guidelines.
Unseen Examination 60% 45 Unseen exam (1.5 hours)
Running in 2017/18
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Friday Afternoon
Spring semester North Friday Morning

Module summary

This module will provide students with a critical understanding of the aetiology, pathology, medical, pharmacological and surgical management of a range of diseases including HIV, renal, liver, cancer and those of the GI tract and respiratory systems.

Notes: This module is a pre-requisite for placement 2 and 3. Students should normally pass this module before progressing to placement 2.

Prior learning requirements

NF7044 Assessment of Nutritional Status

Module aims

The aims of this module are aligned with the qualification descriptors within the Quality Assurance Agency’s Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. Specifically it aims to  provide an understanding of the aetiology, pathology, diagnosis, medical, pharmacological and surgical management of a range of diseases including HIV, renal, liver, cancer and those of the GI tract and respiratory systems.
In addition it will develop a critical awareness of evidence informed practice through the use and application of critical appraisal skills.

Syllabus

  • Aetiology, pathology, medical, pharmacological and surgical management of a range of diseases including HIV, renal, liver, cancer and those of the GI tract and respiratory systems
  • Principles of the development of clinical management guidelines
  • Critical appraisal of the range of current guidelines for the treatment of the diseases covered.
  • Production of scientific posters.
  • Prescribing and medicines management relevant to the conditions covered in this module and its application to nutrition and dietetic practice.

Learning and teaching

The signs, symptoms and treatment options of the various clinical conditions covered in this module will be promoted through lectures (22 hours) and tutorial workshops and small group work  (28 hours) and through the guided use of student-centred learning resources (100 hours). Students will be instructed in the appropriate use of learning resources and search engines and assisted with suitable directed reading material to enhance their ability to acquire, handle, critically appraise and interpret relevant medical information.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  1. Appraise and justify the medical, pharmacological and surgical management of range of diseases and explain the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of disease.
  2. Critically evaluate current clinical guidelines for a given disease
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of core professional skills required to support practice on Placement 2 and 3.

Assessment strategy

Assessment will comprise:

  1. An oral presentation (15 minutes) (40%) (learning outcomes 1,2, 3). Students will work in groups of two or three to present their findings of a critical appraisal of one set of clinical guidelines using a standard appraisal tool. Students will individually present in pairs for 15 minutes in total; 10 minutes each and 5 minutes for questions
  2. Unseen Exam (90 minutes) (60%) (learning outcomes 1,2,3)

This module forms an essential part of placement preparation. Students must obtain at least 50% to pass this module. In addition students must normally obtain at least 45% in each component of assessment within this module. A mark of between 45% and 49% may be compensated by other components

Bibliography

  • Innes JA (Ed) Davidson’s Essentials of Medicine (2009) Churchill Livingstone
  • Bilous R, Donnelly R. (2010) Handbook of Diabetes. Blackwell Science.
  • Colledge NR. Walker BR  Ralston SH (2010) Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine. 21st Edition. Churchill Livingstone. (CORE)
  • Clark A, Roach J. (2006) Crash Course - Metabolism and Nutrition. Elsevier-Mosby
  • Health & Care Professions Council (2013) Standards of Proficiency – Dietitians [Online].  Available at:  http://www.hpc-uk.org/assets/documents/1000050CStandards_of_Proficiency_Dietitians.pdf (Accessed: 10 June 2013)
  • Health Professions Council (2008) Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics [Online].  Available at:  http://www.hpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10003B6EStandardsofconduct,performanceandethics.pdf (Accessed: 10 June 2013)
  • British Dietetic Association (2012) Model and Process for Nutrition and Dietetic Practice [Online].  Available at http://members.bda.uk.com/profdev/profpractice/modeldieteticpractice/ModelProcessDieteticPractice.pdf (Accessed: 10 June 2013)