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Science of Medicine Selective

Basic science component:


1. Re-emphasize basic science from preclinical years. Including, where applicable, but not limited to the following goals.
1.1. Describe the scientific principles underlying laboratory and radiologic diagnostic methodologies.
1.1.1. Describe the scientific basis for the diagnostic tests used in area(s) of specialty/disciplinary interest.
1.2. Explain various causes (genetic, developmental, metabolic, toxic, microbiologic, autoimmune, neoplastic, degenerative, behavioral, and traumatic) of major diseases and conditions and the ways in which they operate on the body (pathogenesis).
1.2.1. Discuss the pathogenesis of major conditions related to area(s) of specialty/disciplinary interest.
1.3. Describe how the altered structure and function (pathology and pathophysiology) of the body and its major organ systems are manifest through major diseases and conditions.
1.3.1. Describe the altered structure and function of organ systems producing disease across the lifespan and incorporate this knowledge into the care of individual patients.
1.4. Identify and apply theories and principles that govern ethical decision-making to the practice of medicine.
1.4.1. Identify resources within the hospital, and the medical and legal community to assist practitioners in resolving complex ethical dilemmas.
1.4.2. Apply fundamental ethical principles to case management of critically ill and emergent patients.
1.4.3. Discuss when involuntary treatment options should be considered or initiated.

2. Provide students with an opportunity to delve more deeply into the basic science of clinical problems than what was encountered in the third year clerkships.

3. Provide a foundation for evidence-based practice of clinical medicine.

4. Introduce fundamental principles of clinical and translational research
4.1. Discuss the basic principles of basic, clinical and translational research and how this research is applied to patient care.
4.1.1. Including research conduct and evaluation.
4.1.2. Including ethics of scientific research.
4.2. Demonstrate skills in retrieving, critically assessing, and integrating biomedical information into clinical decision-making.

 

Clinical component:

1. Describe the scientific principles underlying laboratory and radiologic diagnostic methodologies.
1.1. Describe the scientific basis for the diagnostic tests used in area(s) of specialty/disciplinary interest.

2. Describe how the altered structure and function (pathology and pathophysiology) of the body and its major organ systems are manifest through major diseases and conditions.
2.1. Describe the altered structure and function of organ systems producing disease across the lifespan and incorporate this knowledge into the care of individual patients.

3. Explain various causes (genetic, developmental, metabolic, toxic, microbiologic, autoimmune, neoplastic, degenerative, behavioral, and traumatic) of major diseases and conditions and the ways in which they operate on the body (pathogenesis).
3.1. Discuss the pathogenesis of major conditions related to area(s) of specialty/disciplinary interest.

4. Demonstrate proper technique in performing both a complete and a symptom-focused examination, addressing issues of patient modesty and comfort.
4.1. Perform focused physical examination in area(s) of specialty/disciplinary interest.