Medicine - General

Classes

MED 2001: Vaccine I Elective

Students will obtain an in-depth understanding of how vaccines are produced by industry, undergo preclinical evaluation, vaccine public health topics, and evaluation for efficacy in clinical trials.  The goal will be to inform students about vaccine topics to enable students to be able to discuss vaccines with their patients.  Focus will be on domestic perspectives of vaccination for public health but will include some global health discussions on selected publications, and a final course research project individually developed by the student.  This elective course offered through the Department of Tracks and Special Programs is open to OMS I  and II and MSBS students.

MED 3001: Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine

This course provides information on the policies and procedures that will govern the clinical years: the rights, responsibilities, and duties of the students, faculty, and teaching facilities; the third-year curriculum; and skills needed to enter the clinical arena. The course also includes an introduction to the resources used in clinical education, as well as tools for professional conduct for direct patient care and telehealth venues. 

MED 3020: Critical Reflection and Professional Career Development I

This one-week elective provides students with the skills to critically reflect on their experiences in clinical education. Issues such as resiliency and coping skills, dealing with mistakes, identifying bias, value exploration, broadening one’s professional identity, and preparing a personal statement. The course is a blend of virtual synchronous discussions and asynchronous personal exploration and reflection. 

MED 3021: Critical Reflection and Professional Career Development II

This one-week elective provides students with the skills to critically reflect on their experiences in clinical education. Issues such as resiliency and coping skills, dealing with mistakes, identifying bias, value exploration, broadening one’s professional identity, and preparing a personal statement. The course is a blend of virtual synchronous discussions and asynchronous personal exploration and reflection. 

MED 4200: Pain Management Elective

ain management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain. This elective provides an opportunity for students to learn various, multi-faceted approaches to pain management: interventional procedures, medication management, physical therapy or chiropractic therapy, psychological counseling and support, acupuncture and other alternative therapies, and referral to other medical specialists. All of these skills and services are necessary because pain can involve many aspects of a person's daily life. 

MED 4210: Disaster Medicine Elective

Disaster medicine is the area of medical specialization serving the dual areas of providing healthcare to disaster survivors and providing medically related disaster preparation, disaster planning, disaster response, and disaster recovery leadership throughout the disaster life cycle. Disaster medicine specialists provide insight, guidance, and expertise on the principles and practice of medicine both in the disaster impact area and healthcare evacuation receiving facilities to emergency management professionals, hospitals, healthcare facilities, communities, and governments. 

MED 4220: Nutrition Elective

Focus during this course will be on the development of skills in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nutritional care for patients. 

MED 4230: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Elective

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. Physiatrists specialize in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, ligaments, or nervous system.

MED 4240: Sleep Study Elective

The medical term for this study is polysomnogram, which is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that usually requires spending a night or two in a sleep facility. During a polysomnogram, a sleep technologist records multiple biological functions during sleep, such as brain wave activity, eye movement, muscle tone, heart rhythm, and breathing via electrodes and monitors placed on the head, chest, and legs.

MED 4250: EKG Elective

Students will be given the opportunity to expand their understanding of electrocardiograms (EKG or ECG). EKG/ECG reviewing, analyzing, and reporting will be covered.

MED 4260: Alternative Medicine Elective

Alternative medicine is a term that describes medical treatments that are used instead of traditional (mainstream) therapies. Some examples of alternative medicine include acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, energy therapies, magnetic field therapy, therapeutic touch, herbal medicine, and ayurvedic medicine.

MED 4270: Integrative Medicine Elective

Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.

MED 4280: Hospice/Palliative Care Elective

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

MED 4290: Pharmacology Elective

Pharmacology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of drug action, where a drug can be broadly defined as any manmade, natural, or endogenous (from within body) molecule that exerts a biochemical or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism. More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals.

MED 4300: Podiatry Elective

Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.

MED 4310: Public Health Elective

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, public and private organizations, communities, and individuals.

MED 4320: Aerospace Medicine Elective

Aviation medicine, also called flight medicine or aerospace medicine, is a preventive or occupational medicine in which the patients/subjects are pilots, aircrews, or astronauts.

MED 4520: Lifestyle Medicine Elective

Lifestyle medicine is a scientific approach to decreasing disease risk and illness burden by utilizing lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction, rest, smoking cessation, and avoidance of alcohol abuse. Lifestyle medicine is the recommended foundational approach to preventing and treating many chronic diseases.

MED 5011: Medical Spanish

Open to all programs: The knowledge and effective use of medical Spanish is paramount for any new physician. This course takes a student’s remedial Spanish and turns it into a useful tool for bilingual clinical experiences.

MED 5012: Medical Spanish II

Open to all programs: The knowledge and effective use of medical Spanish is paramount for any new physician. This course takes a student’s remedial Spanish and turns it into a useful tool for bilingual clinical experiences. 

MED 5013: Medical Spanish III

This course will introduce the practical language skills used in clinical settings to assist with the interaction of Spanish-speaking patients. Emphasis will be placed on an advanced level of common medical vocabulary that healthcare workers may encounter in the workplace.