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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MEDI3216 Innovation, Development, Enterprise, Leadership and Safety 3

Module manager: Dr Alison Brown

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Compulsory strand of MBChB programme – runs over year 1-5. For students entering via alternative routes, evidence of satisfactory teaching and academic attainment is mandatory


MEDI3217Campus to Clinic 3
MEDI3218Research, Evaluation, and Special Studies Year 3
MEDI3219RESS 3 Special Studies Project

Module replaces

PPD and formalises certain elements of clinical teaching

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Year 3- Application of the principle of patient safety learned in years 1 and 2 to specific areas relevant to clinical practice:- The deteriorating adult patient- The use of the surgical check list and team brief- Safe prescribing; recognising, preventing and dealing with error- Errors in routine clinical practice; self and situational awareness; clinical decision makingIDEALS will contribute to the case presentations delivered through SAFER MEDIC; one of the presentations will focus on patient safety, others will include professionalism and the business of the NHS.The final written case study will include all of these elements.


On completion of this module, students should be able to ...
Year 1-5
IDEALS is a core part of the Leeds MBChB curriculum, aimed at integrating many of the ‘soft, yet critical skills that have traditionally not featured in the undergraduate curriculum (e.g. careers, CPD, safety, leadership. These are recognised within our new IDEALS course (Innovation, Development, Enterprise, Leadership, Safety), a novel course that underpins the whole MBChB, recognising the challenges and requirements of modern postgraduate practice with a strong emphasis on professionalism and development. This new curricular component has a 'whole curriculum approach' on safety into healthcare, with a strong focus on both healthcare organisation management culture and safety, as well as initiatives surrounding safer care for individual patients.

The IDEALS strand is an integral part of the MBChB SAFER-MEDIC core curriculum, and relates to the GMC Domain 'The doctor as a professional'. The strand also maps directly onto the following Tomorrow’s Doctors themes:

- Reflection, learning and teaching (21)
- Learn and work effectively within a multi-professional team (22)
- Protect patients and improve care (23)
- Use of information in a medical context (19)
- Behaviour in keeping with ethical and legal principles (20)
- Communication with patients and colleagues (including effective multi-disciplinary team working) (15)
- Population health and health improvement in medical practice (11)

The curriculum strand aims to:

- Develop effective learning in students, increase awareness of patient safety and clinical governance.
- Develop emotional intelligence & develop management and leadership skills-Introduce students to teaching theory and methodology
- Identify and practice the values and behaviours underpinning professionalism in medicine (in conjunction with clinical practice)
- Develop an understanding of the NHS and the role of the inter-professional team
- To make students aware of career opportunities and encourage career planning

Learning outcomes
By graduation, students will:

- Demonstrate knowledge of outcomes of unprofessional behaviour including effect on self, organisation and patients
- Demonstrate knowledge of outcome of professional misconduct including role of the GMC
- Understand and identify principal threats to patient safety and how to learn from error
- Demonstrate understanding of the importance of reporting incidents and individual/organisational learning
- Be competent in Basic First Aid (First Responder)
- Show evidence of their personal Approach to lifelong learning and personal development

Skills outcomes
- Reflective and self awareness skills
- Communication skills
-Gain the skills to apply patient safety thinking to clinical activities and decision making
-Gain the skills of situation awareness and self monitoring
-Be able to identify, report and investigate threats to patient safety (including developing action plans and performing RCA)
- Gain the skills of situation management in acute patient care (within teams, across departments and organisations) including advanced communication and handover skills
- Basic First Aid (First responder), including CPR, arrest of bleeding and management of unconscious person
- Self regulation of own learning, including identification and modification of approach to learning
- Co-mentoring skills, including personal and professional development
- Give and receive feedback on academic and professional performance


The IDEALS strand integrates 7 key themes:

- Patient Safety
- Professionalism
- Leadership & Management
- Enterprise, Creativity, Health & Communities
- Lifecycle
- Learning & Teaching Skills
- NHS Business “Understanding the Service”
- Personal & Professional Development (including careers)

These are populated into outcomes at a term and year level, as described in supporting IDEALS documentation

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours109.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)109.00

Private study

Student will be expected to be developing as reflective practitioners on clinical placement which requires consolidation of learning in IDEALS 1 & 2

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Assessment will be through student participation in teaching sessions and in placement which demonstrates application of key IDEALS principles including Professionalism. These principles will underpin the Year 3 case presentations although the latter will be formally assessed in Campus to Clinic 3 (CtoC)

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020


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