Course Number: MED 47719
Course Name: Organ Systems: Musculoskeletal/Dermatology
This course provides essential knowledge and competence in disciplines that include musculoskeletal and integumentary system anatomy, histology, pathology, physiology and pharmacology and focuses on the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal and dermatological disease.
Credits: 4; Hours: 14
Course Number: MED 47729
Course Name: Organ Systems: Cardiovascular
This course integrates the disciplines of anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, and pathophysiology to teach students about the structure and function of the cardiovascular system in normal and disease states. Basic science topics that pertain to the cardiovascular system will be taught in-depth and in a clinical context in order to highlight their clinical relevance.
Credits: 6; Hours: 14
Course Number: MED 47739
Course Title: Organ Systems: Pulmonary I
Course Director: Lisa Auerbach
This is the first part of a course that integrates the disciplines of anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, and pathophysiology to teach students about the structure and function of the pulmonary system and head and neck in normal and disease states. Basic science topics that pertain to the pulmonary system and head and neck will be taught in-depth and in a clinical context in order to highlight their clinical relevance.
Course Number: MED 49709
Course Title: Practice of Medicine 3
This is the first part of Practice of Medicine 3 (POM 3), an 18-month course that is integrated with the organ systems-based courses in Years 4 and 5. In POM 3, students will formally learn to perform the skills of patient interviewing, complete medical history taking, and advanced physical diagnosis, as well as issues regarding patient counseling and health promotion, advanced communication skills such as delivering bad news, discussing advanced directives, clinical reasoning, ethical reasoning, behavioral medicine, and recording and managing health information (such as oral and written presentations). These skills will be taught in a manner that is integrated with the organ-systems curriculum so that students can simultaneously learn about the pathophysiology of disease and develop appropriate clinical skills so that they can place diseases into a clinical context. In Years 4 and 5, students will have hands-on, supervised clinical experience with patients through a continuation of their LCE (longitudinal clinical experience) at their assigned ambulatory site as well as additional inpatient and ambulatory care experiences.
Credits: 4; Hours: 6
Course Number: MED 40709
Course Title: Selectives in Population Health Research
This is the first part of a two-semester course. The course is divided into two tracks: Integration of Research and Practice (“Track 1”) and Independent Research (“Track 2”). In both tracks, the core content will teach students to identify relevant research problems, define strong research questions, develop testable hypotheses, conduct sound literature reviews, evaluate the quality of published research articles, and make causal inferences from either published data or newly collected data. Numerous ethical issues in conducting population health research will be discussed. In the Integration of Research and Practice track, students will be given 5-6 population health problems and asked to address these problems using the published literature. The first problem will be a guided example, in which students are introduced to the methodology, and students will address the next problems with increasing independence. Final course project is a publishable manuscript that addresses a research question developed by the student. In the Independent Research track, students will conduct an independent, mentored risk factor epidemiology, community health, or health services research project. They will be asked to develop a research question and study proposal, and carry out this research with a mentor over the course of two years. The final course project is a publishable manuscript that reports on the study. Topics for research in both tracks will be selected by the student from a list of topic that align with faculty expertise (e.g., asthma epidemiology, smoking cessation interventions in the community, or health services for opioid dependence). A faculty mentor will be assigned to each student at the beginning of the course. Proposals for the final project must be approved by both the course director and the faculty mentor. The final manuscript will be reviewed by two faculty members.
Credits: 2; Hours: 2
Course Number: MED 43709
Course Title: Evidence-Based Medicine
This course is the sixth Population Health course. Its goal is to give students an opportunity to practice integrating population health skills and knowledge with skills and knowledge obtained from the clinical and basic science curriculum in order to practice making clinical decisions. Students will be provided training in advanced biostatistics/epidemiology methods necessary for evidence-based medicine.
Credits: 1; Hours: 1.5