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Human Medicine (HM)

6506. Clinical Preceptorship. 1. Students spend one morning or afternoon per week for approximately 10 weeks in a clinical setting. Students observe the practice of the physician and engage in one on one feedback sessions with the physician. The goal of the experience is to become comfortable in the clinical setting, observe clinical techniques, observe the patient-doctor interactions, and observe the healthcare team. Students should have an opportunity to discuss professional and personal aspects of a particular specialty practice including the business side of the practice. Prerequisite: enrollment in or completion of HM 6513, 6522, or 6535.

6510. Microscopic Anatomy: Histology. 4. Lecture/laboratory in microscopic anatomy designed to provide principles/concepts of histology, define morphological characteristics of cells, tissues, organs of human body and relate this information to functional processes studied in concurrent and subsequent courses. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to the WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6511. Anatomy and Embryology. 6. Structural organization of human body at microscopic level to provide a foundation for physical examination and functional assessment of the human organism. Integrates embryological development with study of cadaver and examination of normal living body. Concentrates on exploration of the body cavities and viscera they contain. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to the WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or the dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6512. Mechanisms in Cell Physiology. 4. Physiology of cell membrane, ionic and electrical gradients; active transport, excitability, action potentials; biophysics of sensory receptors; neuromuscular transmission; muscle energetics/contractility; spinal reflexes and central synaptic transmission; autonomic nervous system; energy metabolism and temperature regulation; epithelial transport; gastrointestinal motility and secretions. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to the WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or the dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6513. Introduction to Clinical Medicine. 1. Instruction in communication skills and interview techniques to form the basis for the doctor-patient relationship and for the skills of communication with patients. The patient profile is obtained. Attention to developing comfort in the physician role. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6514. Biochemistry 1A. 3. First portion of a coordinated course covering classical molecular and cellular biochemistry, cellular physiology and molecular genetics. Metabolic interrelationships as they occur in the individual are stressed and related to disturbances in disease states. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or the dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6516. Systems of Human Behavior. 3. Sensitizes students to the impact of such factors as emotional and physical development, cultural backgrounds, social roles, families, sexual identities and belief systems upon their effectiveness as physicians. Teaches skills in analyzing behavior, defining behavioral objectives and designing precise treatment strategies to attain these objectives. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or the dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6521. Natural History of Infectious Diseases 1A. 4. Pathogenesis and immunity of infectious diseases, natural barriers. Microbiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations and control of representative bacterial fungal, parasitic and viral infectious diseases. Chemotherapeutics and principles of chemotherapy. Sterilization, principles of asepsis, nosocomial and iatrogenic infections and their prevention. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or the dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6522. Introduction to Clinical Medicine. 2. Medical history is introduced and instruction in data collection is begun. Experience in conducting medical interviews with patients to obtain the medical history and patient profile. Special problems related to interviewing are addressed. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6523. Introduction to Immunology. 2. Basic concepts such as antigens; antibodies; complement; B- and T-lymphocyte functioning, including interactions with each other and with accessory cells; immunological tolerance; major histocompatibility complex; and role of these basic concepts in immunopathology (immunodeficiencies, hypersensitivities, autoimmunity, blood transfusion, and transplantation). For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6524. Biochemistry 1B. 2. Second portion of a coordinated course covering classical molecular and cellular biochemistry, cellular physiology and molecular genetics. Metabolic interrelationships as they occur in the individual are stressed and related to disturbances in disease states. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6531. Anatomy of Head and Neck. 4. Gross anatomy (including skull, pharynx and larynx), audition and balance, physiology and clinical evaluation, maxillofacial disorders, diseases of nasal passages, nasopharynx and oropharynx, accessory sinuses. Physical examination. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6532. Nervous System. 5. Integrated approach to normal structure and function of the nervous system, including the eye. Neuropathological examples, as well as clinical manifestations of neurological disease are presented. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6534. Natural History of Infectious Diseases 1B. 2. Pathogenesis and immunity of infectious diseases, natural barriers. Microbiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations and control of representative bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infectious diseases. Chemotherapeutics and principles of chemotherapy. Sterilization, principles of sepsis, nosocomial and iatrogenic infections and their prevention. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6535. Introduction to Clinical Medicine. 3. Adult screening physical examination is taught through the use of lecture, audiovisual aids, and small group tutorial, where students in supervised setting practice the physical examination on one another. Further practice in the performance and recording of the patient profile and medical history. For S/U only. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6553. Musculoskeletal System. 5. Gross, surface, applied and X-Ray anatomy of system including entire spine but excluding head and neck. Histology of bone, cartilage, tendon-myotendinal junction and joints. Musculoskeletal trauma and healing. Pathology and clinical manifestations of other degenerative, inflammatory, metabolic, nutritional and congenital disorders. Physical examinations. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or Dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6590. Medical Information for Decision Making. 1. Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is now the predominant model by which medicine is practices. Goal is to forge critical thinking skills and to teach analysis of the medical literature, a tool. Prerequisite: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

6602. Introductory Primary and Continuity Care Clerkship. 2. Introduces medical students to continuity of care by working with practicing physicians. The course demonstrates how to work with an individual to help them achieve optimal health, and includes topics in primary and preventative care, geriatrics, rehabilitation, palliative care, behavioral helth and pain management. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

6603. Clinical Studies. 2. Instruction in communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examination, documentation and clinical reasoning. The course will include hospital based patient encounters and developing comfort and introduction to the physical role. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

6610. Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease. 8. Introduces cell physiology and cell biology, function, genetics, and genetic diseases, genes. Topics include membrane physiology; sensory receptors; muscle energetics and contractibility; autonomic nervous system; tissue response to disease; pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; genetic disorders; pharmacogenetics. Incorporates relevant fundamental principles in anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

6620. Invaders and Defense. 7. Systems addressed include the immune system, microbial biology, infectious diseases, inflammation and repair, and skin and connective tissue. Topics discussed include the pathogenesis and immunity of infectious disease, immunodeficiencies, hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, the basis of immunologic diagnostics. Additionally, this course will include relevant fundamental scientific principles in anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

6630. Circulatory System. 11. Provides an interdisciplinary approach to cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal-urinary medicine, including anatomy, physiology, radiology, patholoy, medicine, and surgery. Topics include cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac muscle mechanics, myocardial infarction and cardiac repair, thoracic and pulmonary anatomy, ventilatory mechanics, gas exchange, obstructive, restrictive, and pulmonary-vascular diseases, renal function, and common kidney diseases. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

6640. Blood and Cancer. 3. Introduces students with the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms leading to disturbances of red cell, white cell, and platelet production, as well as abnormalities of hemostasis presenting clinical problems, with an emphasis on pathophysiology. Additionally, this course will include relevant fundamental scientific principles in anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

6650. Energetic and Homeostasis. 7. Integrates discussions of metabolism, nutrition, obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal/liver physiology and endocrinology, including physiology and pathology of digestion and hepatic function, principles and practice of clinical nutrition, endocrine metabolism, and clinically important endocrine pathophysiology. Relevant anatomy, pathology and pharmacology of the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems will be covered. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

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