OM 2003: Hematologic/ Lymphatic System II

Class Program
Credits 4

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive overview of hematology and hematopathology. All blood cell lines will be discussed in the context of the pathophysiology and pathology of both non-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases. This material will be integrated into clinical applications and used to build the clinical framework needed to successfully synthesize and integrate this information during year 3 and year 4 clinical rotations. Specifically, the course will begin with sessions on hematopoiesis, followed by discussions of white cell disor­ders, including non-neoplastic disorders and neoplastic disorders such as leukemias, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and Hodgkin lymphoma. Information regarding red cell disorders and the clinical work-up of anemia will then be presented. Common diagnostic tests and their interpretation will be integrated into this content. An in-depth treatment of bleeding and hypercoagulable disorders will be provided. In addition, students will be exposed to concepts related to solid organs of the hematologic/lymphatic system, the spleen and thymus, transfusion medicine, the mo­lecular biology of red cells, and pertinent pharmacologic in­formation related to the treatment of anemia and neoplastic diseases, as well as the use of pharmacologic agents to modulate the immune system.

The Heme-Lymph II course is host to an IPE Grand Rounds session (see course calendar for details). IPE Grand Rounds sessions engage second year RVUCOM students, patients, and diverse healthcare professionals in interprofessional discussions of cases consistent with the systems courses in which students are concurrently enrolled. All IPE Grand Rounds sessions are 2-hour, moderated panel discussions of case studies and patient narratives in which healthcare providers from diverse healthcare professions discuss their respective approaches to diagnosing, treating or preventing the condition(s) contained in the case.  At the conclusion of the sessions, students will have an enhanced understanding of how diverse healthcare professionals can collaborate in the delivery of coordinated, integrated and cost-effective patient care.


Successful completion of all Year 1 coursework