Study Abroad and Exchanges



CMB2006 : Clinical Skills

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module aims to provide an introduction to basic clinical skills. The module should provide a foundation in conjunction with CMB2007 (Human Anatomy) in these areas for bioscience students who plan to study medicine

Outline Of Syllabus

This module consists of those practical procedures at the heart of medical training. The ability to perform physical examination of the patient and carry out procedures competently and safely is an essential requirement of clinical practice. Clinical skills will also require the application of acquired basic anatomical and clinical knowledge. The format of these sessions comprises a brief scene-setting introduction followed by a demonstration of the clinical skill by a tutor, practice on models, manikins and/or each other supervised by the tutor, ending with formative assessment. All clinical skills procedures have the following components: the basic procedure, the associated communication skill, the anatomical and basic knowledge that underpins the skill and the professional attitudes that allow you to use the clinical skill appropriately and competently. In these sessions only the basic procedure and the anatomical knowledge will be addressed.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Lab A (With DJK)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical52:0010:00Clinical Skills Lab (with RFS)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study185:0085:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship


Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M50OSCE
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.

The form of assessment will not vary from the original.

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