MDSA30310 G.P. & Professionalism

Academic Year 2023/2024

The module is delivered in Stage 4B of the MB degree programme. This 5-credit module forms part of the Clinical 1 curriculum, i.e., the transition between Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Sciences. The module is informed by the Irish Medical Council’s Eight Domains of Good Professional Practice:
● Patient Safety & Quality of Patient Care
● Relating to Patients
● Communication and Interpersonal Skills
● Collaboration and Teamwork
● Management (including Self-Management)
● Scholarship
● Professionalism
● Clinical Skills

It contains:
● Clinical placement in general practice (subject to prevailing Public Health recommendations)
● Interactive seminars / small group tutorials
● Lectures

Aims: To support students’ knowledge and skills acquisition in history taking, clinical skills, biopsychosocial model of health and illness and professional aspects of clinical practice.

Specific objectives include:
● To demonstrate what constitutes good professional practice, and what this means in real-world clinical practice
● To help students appreciate how different elements of the healthcare system should best collaborate to optimise patient outcomes
● To provide students with an opportunity to practice history taking / clinical skills

Full attendance during the module is expected. Absences must be approved by the module coordinator who may require supporting documentation (e.g., medical certificates, evidence of healthcare appointments, etc). Attendance at core teaching sessions (e.g., lectures, tutorials, seminars) is mandatory. Your participation on the module will be monitored. Satisfactory attendance and participation are necessary to pass the module.

Please note that professionalism is integral to this module and will be assessed throughout the module. Any behaviour which is considered to be in breach of professional standards as set out in the School's Statement on Fitness to Practice will be formally noted.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the module, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate an appreciation of the eight domains of good professional practice and attitudes and behaviours that are consistent with professional practice.
Identify how different elements of the healthcare system should best collaborate to optimise patient outcomes
Perform core clinical skills
Take a patient history and demonstrate appropriate communication skills for patient-centered consultation.




Indicative Module Content:

The indicative module content is informed by the Irish Medical Council’s ‘Eight Domains of Good Professional Practice’, i.e.:

• Patient Safety & Quality of Patient Care
• Relating to Patients
• Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• Collaboration and Teamwork
• Management (including Self-Management)
• Scholarship
• Professionalism
• Clinical Skills

It contains

Clinical placement in general practice (subject to prevailing Public Health recommendations).
Interactive seminars / tutorials
Lectures
Group activity


Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

35

Lectures

25

Tutorial

6

Seminar (or Webinar)

2

Placement/Work Experience

32

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Teaching and learning will include:

Lectures
Workshops
Small group tutorials
Group activity
Interactive seminars
Clinical placement in general practice. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Open book assignment, to be completed within a specific time, in which students will complete an online assignment relating to the learning outcomes of the module. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Other No

40

No
Continuous Assessment: Participation in teaching activities and assignments including peer and self assessment are required to pass the module. Attendance and participation will be recorded and contribute to overall mark. Throughout the Trimester n/a Other No

30

No
Group Project: Groups will deliver an oral presentation on given a project based on a topic related to module content. Varies over the Trimester n/a Other No

30

No

Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive formative feedback as described throughout the module. They will receive group project feedback post assessment.

Name Role
Dr Carlotta Boselli Tutor
Dr Nicholas Breen Tutor
Julia Cameron-Vendrig Tutor
Dr Crea Carberry Tutor
Trevor Corrigan Tutor
Mrs Muireann O'Gorman Tutor
Dr Eimear O'Reilly Tutor