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Human Medicine (HM)

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: admission to WWAMI program or consent of instructor and approval of WWAMI coordinator or dean of the College of Health Sciences.

 

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