Doctor of Medicine: Clinical Applications All Other Years Courses

MEDU 6803 Advances and Perspectives in Medicine (Year 3)
Credits:
1
Directors:
Vanden Heuvel
Grading:
Pass/Fail
Description:

Advances and Perspectives in Medicine and Health provides students in the professional health-related sciences both exposure to and an opportunity for involvement in current topics that influence the practice, quality, and delivery of health care. The course consists of a series of events that includes seminars, workshops, plays, demonstrations, simulations, and conferences that are distributed throughout the academic year. Topics covered in the series of events include ethics, professionalism, communication, health policy, health disparities, delivery of care, biomedical/translational/clinical/community-based research, bioengineering, business and legal aspects of health care, health informatics, and global health. For some events, there are opportunities to participate in interprofessional discussion groups that include students from other health profession programs, as well as health care professionals. Students develop critical thinking skills and raise awareness to cross-disciplinary aspects and integration of health care teams, through attendance and reflection of the events in this course.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to:

  1. Students gain an understanding of complex issues relevant to the health care professions.
  2. Students gain awareness of cross-disciplinary aspects and integration of health care teams.
  3. Students express their individual attitudes, feelings, and beliefs related to issues relevant to the health care professions through reflective writing assignments.
PROF 8330 Profession of Medicine 5
Credits:
1
Directors:
Dickson
Grading:
Pass/Fail
Description:

The four Profession of Medicine courses during Foundations of Medicine and the two Profession of Medicine courses during the third-year include a coordinated curriculum, Principles of Profession of Medicine, that includes all areas of health systems science, as well as additional components that provide a well-rounded undergraduate medical education. The components of Principles of Profession of Medicine include the following:

  • Medical Ethics and Humanities
  • Leadership
  • Scientific Method, and Clinical and Translational Research
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Science
  • Cultural Competence
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Equity
  • Health Advocacy
  • Population Health
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Law, Health Care Policy, and Health Care Financing
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Health Literacy
  • Information Literacy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

In addition, the four Profession of Medicine courses during Foundations of Medicine include two additional components, Clinical Skills and Active Citizenship in Community Health.

  • Clinical Skills teaches medical students interpersonal and communication skills, physical examination skills, simple procedures, and health record documentation, which provides a solid foundation for success in the third-year clerkships.
  • Active Citizenship in Community Health integrates structured learning with service learning activities to facilitate student participation. Service learning is an instructional technique in which students participate in a community service activity, in this case with academic objectives that are part of the Profession of Medicine courses. Students gain relevant, hands-on experience while improving the health of the communities we serve. The curriculum addresses social determinants of health, cultural competence, and preventive health.

The seventh Profession of Medicine course (PROF 9340) is a capstone review of medical ethics during the spring of the fourth year of medical school.

Objectives:

Principles of Profession of Medicine Objectives

  • Describe the application of epidemiology and biostatistics to clinical practice.
  • Describe how complementary and alternative healthcare affects evidence-based patient care
  • Describe the impact of cultural humility on providing quality patient care.
  • Recognize the signs of domestic violence/abuse in patients across the spectrum of age.
  • Explain the use of epidemiology sciences in patient care and community healthcare.
  • Apply concepts of evidence-based medicine in research methodology for healthcare practitioners.
  • Explain the role and opportunities for health advocacy in the career of a physician.
  • Explain the role of health informatics in providing patient care.
  • Describe the various healthcare systems’ impact on community health.
  • Describe health disparities in specific sub-cultures of the population.
  • Describe the role of health literacy in patient care.
  • Describe through discussions the role of leadership for physicians.
  • Apply concepts learned in ethics to dilemmas faced by practicing physicians using the recommended guiding principles.
  • Describe the impact of the medical humanities in the practice of medicine.
  • Describe legal regulations governing patient care that affect providers.
  • Define what is meant by palliative care and how it relates to the spectrum of patient care.
  • Describe health problems, risk factors, treatment strategies, resources and disease prevention/health promotion in community and global healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrate professionalism characteristics valued by the medical profession.
  • Explain how principles of quality improvement and patient safety directly impact patient care and healthcare systems.

 

Clinical Skills Objectives

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in providing medical care.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills to build effective and empathic relationships with patients, families, and health-care professionals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific knowledge and method to clinical problem solving.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take a comprehensive and focused clinical history.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a complete physical examination.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a mental status examination.
  • Implement effective critical thinking skills in a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate effective clinical reasoning and problem identification.
  • Demonstrate the ability to generate an appropriate basic differential diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately document patients’ histories and physical findings, assessments, and plan of care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to give an accurate, organized and complete oral presentation on patients.
  • Perform basic clinical procedures as required.
  • Demonstrate patient-focused clinical care based on the patient’s unique demographic profile.
  • Model patient-centered care embodying advocacy, moral, ethical, legal, and population health principles.

 

Active Citizenship in Community Health Objectives

  • Define common terms associated with population (public) health.
  • Describe the history of population health in the United States.
  • Describe demographics of a population in a local community.
  • Describe the difference between health equity and health disparity.
  • Describe the epidemiology of common diseases within a population.
  • Discuss systematic approaches to reducing morbidity and mortality associated with diseases in a population.
  • Identify the non-biological determinants of health and the economic, psychological, social, and cultural factors that contribute to the development and spread of disease.
  • Describe the role of local, state, and federal government in health care policy and the health care for individuals.
  • Develop a comparison table outlining strengths and weaknesses of different health care plan models.
  • Describe the health statistics used in population health research.
  • Describe models for community health and outcomes-based research.
  • Actively participate in an Active Citizenship project.
    • Implement effective strategies for collaboration with community partners.
    • Develop mutually beneficial relationships with community leaders and other stakeholders.
    • Describe lessons learned using the process of critical reflection.
    • Plan a community-based health initiative.
    • Prepare an oral presentation for community and faculty.
    • Develop an effective working team for implementation of a community project.
    • Implement a service project that is based on a community identified need.
    • Prepare a professional presentation based on a community project.

 

PROF 8332 Profession of Medicine 6
Credits:
1
Directors:
Dickson
Grading:
Pass/Fail
Description:

The four Profession of Medicine courses during Foundations of Medicine and the two Profession of Medicine courses during the third-year include a coordinated curriculum, Principles of Profession of Medicine, that includes all areas of health systems science, as well as additional components that provide a well-rounded undergraduate medical education. The components of Principles of Profession of Medicine include the following:

  • Medical Ethics and Humanities
  • Leadership
  • Scientific Method, and Clinical and Translational Research
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Science
  • Cultural Competence
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Equity
  • Health Advocacy
  • Population Health
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Law, Health Care Policy, and Health Care Financing
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Health Literacy
  • Information Literacy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

In addition, the four Profession of Medicine courses during Foundations of Medicine include two additional components, Clinical Skills and Active Citizenship in Community Health.

  • Clinical Skills teaches medical students interpersonal and communication skills, physical examination skills, simple procedures, and health record documentation, which provides a solid foundation for success in the third-year clerkships.
  • Active Citizenship in Community Health integrates structured learning with service learning activities to facilitate student participation. Service learning is an instructional technique in which students participate in a community service activity, in this case with academic objectives that are part of the Profession of Medicine courses. Students gain relevant, hands-on experience while improving the health of the communities we serve. The curriculum addresses social determinants of health, cultural competence, and preventive health.

The seventh Profession of Medicine course (PROF 9340) is a capstone review of medical ethics during the spring of the fourth year of medical school.

Objectives:

Principles of Profession of Medicine Objectives

  • Describe the application of epidemiology and biostatistics to clinical practice.
  • Describe how complementary and alternative healthcare affects evidence-based patient care
  • Describe the impact of cultural humility on providing quality patient care.
  • Recognize the signs of domestic violence/abuse in patients across the spectrum of age.
  • Explain the use of epidemiology sciences in patient care and community healthcare.
  • Apply concepts of evidence-based medicine in research methodology for healthcare practitioners.
  • Explain the role and opportunities for health advocacy in the career of a physician.
  • Explain the role of health informatics in providing patient care.
  • Describe the various healthcare systems’ impact on community health.
  • Describe health disparities in specific sub-cultures of the population.
  • Describe the role of health literacy in patient care.
  • Describe through discussions the role of leadership for physicians.
  • Apply concepts learned in ethics to dilemmas faced by practicing physicians using the recommended guiding principles.
  • Describe the impact of the medical humanities in the practice of medicine.
  • Describe legal regulations governing patient care that affect providers.
  • Define what is meant by palliative care and how it relates to the spectrum of patient care.
  • Describe health problems, risk factors, treatment strategies, resources and disease prevention/health promotion in community and global healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrate professionalism characteristics valued by the medical profession.
  • Explain how principles of quality improvement and patient safety directly impact patient care and healthcare systems.

Clinical Skills Objectives

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in providing medical care.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills to build effective and empathic relationships with patients, families, and health-care professionals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific knowledge and method to clinical problem solving.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take a comprehensive and focused clinical history.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a complete physical examination.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a mental status examination.
  • Implement effective critical thinking skills in a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate effective clinical reasoning and problem identification.
  • Demonstrate the ability to generate an appropriate basic differential diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately document patients’ histories and physical findings, assessments, and plan of care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to give an accurate, organized and complete oral presentation on patients.
  • Perform basic clinical procedures as required.
  • Demonstrate patient-focused clinical care based on the patient’s unique demographic profile.
  • Model patient-centered care embodying advocacy, moral, ethical, legal, and population health principles.

Active Citizenship in Community Health Objectives

  • Define common terms associated with population (public) health.
  • Describe the history of population health in the United States.
  • Describe demographics of a population in a local community.
  • Describe the difference between health equity and health disparity.
  • Describe the epidemiology of common diseases within a population.
  • Discuss systematic approaches to reducing morbidity and mortality associated with diseases in a population.
  • Identify the non-biological determinants of health and the economic, psychological, social, and cultural factors that contribute to the development and spread of disease.
  • Describe the role of local, state, and federal government in health care policy and the health care for individuals.
  • Develop a comparison table outlining strengths and weaknesses of different health care plan models.
  • Describe the health statistics used in population health research.
  • Describe models for community health and outcomes-based research.
  • Actively participate in an Active Citizenship project.
    • Implement effective strategies for collaboration with community partners.
    • Develop mutually beneficial relationships with community leaders and other stakeholders.
    • Describe lessons learned using the process of critical reflection.
    • Plan a community-based health initiative.
    • Prepare an oral presentation for community and faculty.
    • Develop an effective working team for implementation of a community project.
    • Implement a service project that is based on a community identified need.
    • Prepare a professional presentation based on a community project.