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Unit information: Heart and Valve Disease in 2021/22

Unit name Heart and Valve Disease
Unit code SOCSM0012
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Saadeh Suleiman
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

NONE

Co-requisites

NONE

School/department Bristol Medical School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

This unit aims to deliver a comprehensive coverage of key topics related to adult cardiac and valve disease, including diagnosis of disorders and integration of pathophysiology with clinical management. Topics to be covered include: the clinical problem; patho-biology; genomics; epidemiology; patient assessment. The impact of management of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on treatment of patients with heart and valve disease will also be included. Ongoing pre-clinical and translational research examples will be presented to illustrate the current understanding and progress in the treatment of this clinical problem. The current pre-clinical models that can be utilized to assess the effectiveness of newly proposed approaches will be outlined.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Describe the diseases of the heart and the valves commonly seen in adults.
  • Explain the causes, progression and management of adult non-ischaemic heart and valve disease.
  • Discuss the ongoing pre-clinical and translational research related to heart and valve disease.
  • Understand the impact of recent advances in technology in the treatment of heart and valve disease.
  • Explain the impact of the management of CPB in relation to heart and valve disease.

Teaching details

  • Synchronous and asynchronous lectures; tutorials; practical demonstrations
  • Online discussion forum(s)
  • Self-directed study

Assessment Details

Coursework (contributing a total of 60% to the unit) consisting of:

  • 5 sets of multiple choice questions (MCQs) (select the best answer from 4 or 5 options), contributing 10% to the unit.
  • Essay (1500 words), contributing 25% to the unit.
  • Short answer question (750 words), contributing 15% to the unit.
  • Presentation on a unit-related topic, contributing 10% to the unit.

Please note that students will be given formative feedback on all coursework assessment.

Written exam (contributing a total of 40% to the unit) consisting of:

  • Essay paper

The overall pass-mark for the unit will be 50%. However, students will be required to reach a minimum standard in both their coursework and their written exam; only 5% compensation between the total coursework element and the total exam element will be allowed.

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