Second Year Curriculum
The second year of study consists of two core basic science courses and the more clinically oriented Medicine, Patients and Society II course. The core basic science courses are taught sequentially as integrated block courses on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. They are described below in the order in which they are offered. Medicine, Patients and Society II is taught every Monday throughout the academic year.
Brain and Mind
September through November
This is an integrated course that ranges from basic neuroscience and gross anatomy of the head and neck, to neurological diagnosis and psychopathology. The course synthesizes basic science and clinical aspects of the brain and mind, utilizing a range of teaching techniques, with an emphasis on active student participation. In addition to attending lectures, laboratory sessions and conferences, the students engage in problem-based analysis of classical neurological
and psychiatric disorders, and have the opportunity to examine individual patients in a clinical setting. The emphasis is on both the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and the development of diagnostic skills.
Medicine, Patients and Society II
September through April
This course builds upon the principles introduced in Medicine, Patients and Society I. It teaches some of the skills of doctoring including establishing the doctor-patient relationship, taking the medical history and conducting the physical examination. In addition, this course brings together and integrates a number of important content areas including medical ethics, health systems, public health and nutrition.
Basis of Disease
December through April
This course consists of ten modules covering the major organ systems: Cardiology, Pulmonary, Renal, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary, Endocrine, Reproduction, Dermatology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, and Rheumatology. This integrated course is taught by faculty from several disciplines, including Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology and Microbiology. Others are from Dermatology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology and Surgery, as appropriate.
The course utilizes several learning modalities including problem based learning (PBL), lectures, laboratories, small group sessions, and journal clubs. Discipline content is integrated within each module. Emphasis is on application of pathophysiological reasoning to help understand clinical presentation and aid in differentiating diagnostic possibilities.
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