CLINICAL MEDICINE AND SURGERY - 2022/3
Module code: PASM010
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice during the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
Students will be on clinical placements in one of the partner Trust hospitals rotating through the clinical disciplines of medicine and surgery.
During their clinical placements, students will also spend one day in every three weeks in consolidation/ clinical skills learning back in the University. During this time, they will learn and practice the core clinical procedural skills, continue with case based learning, concentrating on other cases from sections 1B, 2A and 2B of the ¿Matrix specification of Core Clinical Conditions for the Physician Associate¿,
School of Health Sciences
DOULTON Jia (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Clinical Placement Hours: 131
Lecture Hours: 18
Tutorial Hours: 1
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
A student has to complete module 10 before being able to sit the relevant section of the SBA at the end of the second semester in year 2.
Indicative content includes:
Application of the above learning outcomes to the clinical discipline of secondary care medicine settings, building on knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired from year 1 and year 2 of the programme
Students will consolidate: Professional Values
Public Health and Epidemiology
Ethical and legal issues
Basic sciences relating to the cases in the module. Communication and development of interpersonal skills
The Clinical Method ¿ taking focussed histories and performing clinical examinations in the systems identified by the cases in the module.
The Life-course Case-Based learning
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The core procedural skills listed above
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||SINGLE BEST ANSWER EXAM one hour||75|
|Coursework||Diagnostic case study in hospital practice presented as an academic poster||25|
|Coursework||Professional Behaviour and Clinical Practice Portfolio||Pass/Fail|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate progression in three domains of learning:
Knowledge and Applied Knowledge of clinical medicine and the basic biosciences that underpin clinical medicine
Clinical Skills, in both core procedural skills, and consulting with patients
Because this is an integrated course, many of the learning outcomes listed above are tested by more than one type of assessment method.
Knowledge and applied knowledge will be tested mainly by the SBA paper, Clinical skills by the Clinical Skills log, and Professional Behaviour by the eportfolio.
- Provide students with the opportunity to build on their learning from virtual cases and clinical experience in primary care from year 1, learning to apply knowledge and skills effectively through clinical reasoning, professional judgement, and in a patient-centred manner for the management of core medical conditions in secondary care medicine,
- Give students clinical experience of working in secondary care settings in these disciplines, and to understand ¿patients¿ journeys¿ on admission to hospital.
- Broaden students¿ knowledge of patient presentations, building on those learned in year 1.
- Give students the opportunity to learn core procedural skills, and continue practising core procedural skills learnt in year 1, now with ¿real¿ patients, and to show competence in these skills.
- Develop students¿ professional and reflective approach to their patients and to their clinical responsibilities as Physician Associates working with Health and Social Care Teams.
- Develop deeper understanding of people¿s right in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, acting with respect towards all patients, colleagues and students, and to know how to take action to protect patients if needed.
|001||Professional Behaviour and Probity, Teamwork and maintenance of good practice:||CPT|
|003||The patient relationship||CT|
|005||Clinical judgement and manage risk||CT|
|006||Therapeutics and prescribing||K|
|008||Documentation and information management||KPT|
|009||Maintenance of good practice||CKP|
|010||Core Procedural Skills||P|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The building of knowledge and understanding will be achieved by an integrated learning strategy following a spiral curriculum design. Following the full life course cycle of virtual cases in year 1, this design with ensure that in year 2, this learning is consolidated through a range of longer clinical placements in both primary and secondary care, to include: Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Acute Medicine, Surgery, Care of the Elderly, Psychiatry and General Practice.
The learning and teaching methods in year 2 will include:
Learning on Clinical Placements - following an apprenticeship model, students will learn how different disciplines function within the NHS, the health and social care teams that supply them, and will follow patients through the system. They will clerk, assess and manage patients, under senior medical supervision, learning about common clinical presentations, as well as the cases listed in the ¿Core Clinical Conditions¿ section of the NHS Matrix Specification document for Physician Associates. They will keep a patient log diary that will show their progress through these cases, that will be regularly reviewed by both their clinical Educational Supervisor on placement and by their academic tutor on campus, to ensure they are seeing a broad range of core clinical conditions.
Small group case based learning on campus in Consolidation weeks, with independent study
Lectures, as per curriculum requirements
Clinical Anatomy and Physiology revision sessions, as per curriculum requirements
Clinical Skills sessions in the simulation suite, either on campus, or in clinical skills suites in the participating District General Hospitals, to consolidate consultation skills as well as core procedural skills
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: PASM010
This module is only available to students undertaking the Physician Associate programme.
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.