OM 1080: Transition to Clinical Medicine

Class Program
Credits 4

It is a fundamental course goal to rapidly place information into clinical context, as early and often as possible, for longer-term retention and application-skills attainment. This is accomplished through interactive case-based sessions (CIS) with content experts exhibiting, underscoring and high-lighting the mechanisms of maintaining human health and its absence – disease. Pathology is intrinsically transdisciplinary, as diseases have numerous differing etiologies, and will require application of knowledge from the various disciplines you have previously studied. Mechanisms of health and disease will continually be illustrated through clinical vignettes and student assimilation of understanding/application monitored in quizzes in CIS settings and formal examinations. As noted, the foundational knowledge base acquired and its application in case-based sessions are designed to help prepare students for System Courses in Year II.