30 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: BMS31002, BMS31003, BMS349, BMS359, BMS397
Pre-requisites: BMS242, BMS243


Aims/Description: Sheffield University Medical School runs a highly successfully Patients as Educators scheme. Local patients are recruited and trained to interact with medical students. This project allows students in BMS a chance also to meet with a small set of patients, who share a clinical condition, and explore their experience of their illness. The PaE project is a 30 credit module designed to improve students' literature searching, research, analytical and synthetic skills. Students are expected to thoroughly explore and describe the condition allocated to them, propose and contextualise areas of future research to alleviate it, and develop literature to support patients.The Medical School has for many years trained patients in interacting with medical students and we have arranged for BMS students to undertake a project involving these volunteers. As part of the project module students will interview patients in their homes and record the details of these conversations. The interviews make up a small part of the overall workload on the module, and are primarily offered to allow the student to gain experience in this area. This module is not available for students on the Dev and Cell route.

Restrictions on availability: Only available for students in Biomedical Science. May not be taken with BMS349 or BMS369.

Staff Contact: Dr H Roehl
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Biomedical Science):

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Teaching timetable


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