MD4

Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 am – 10:00 am Physical Diagnosis Physical Diagnosis Physical Diagnosis Physical Diagnosis Physical Diagnosis
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pathology II Pathology II Pathology II Pathology II Pathology II
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CCBS 4 Research Methods III Epidemiology Epidemiology Pathology II Lab
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Epidemiology*

*Goal is to complete the Epidemiology/Bio-statistics course by the first week of November; no later than 15th November 2015

>Four make up classes slated for Tuesday 3-5 pm:

  • 8th September 2015
  • 15th September 2015
  • 22nd September 2015
  • 29th September 2015

Course Description

Pathology II (11 credits) During this second semester of Pathology, students learn how to apply their knowledge of the pathological mechanisms learned in Pathology I and physiological changes of organs and organ systems of the human body and their clinical manifestations.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics (4 Credits) This course has been designed to provide the student with a broad understanding of the concepts and principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with emphasis on their role in health, medicine, and research. Students will also be taught and involved with data collection, tabulation, summarization, presentation, and reporting of data. Also, special lectures on solving problems are provided throughout the course with 4 sessions on the practical application of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Physical Diagnosis & Clinical Medicine (10 credits) The Physical Diagnosis Course serves as an introduction to Clinical Medicine. Students will learn the knowledge and skills essential for eliciting a medical history and conducting a physical examination. The course emphasizes the importance of patient interviewing, acquiring knowledge on symptoms and signs of common and specific diseases and disorders and performing a comprehensive physical examination for respective diseases.

RHM III (1 credit) The final course of the RHM sequence has two components. 1) Build upon prior knowledge acquired in RHM I and RHM II to perform a comprehensive literature search on a chosen topic of concurrent medical interest and present a comprehensive review or recent publication in a reputed scientific journals on the topic. 2) Pursue the project initiated in RHM II by planning, executing, and reporting on the research project. Senior faculty members of Saint James guide the students through their research projects. The course has been designed to provide students with a more in depth understanding of the use of research literature review and requires them to present the results of their assessment/interpretation and the significance of their work. Students are expected to submit a written paper on their project for credit, conforming to the guidelines of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

CCBS IV (Clinical Correlation of Basic Science) (1 credit) This final course in CCBS provides practice in case-enhanced problem based learning that integrates what has been learned in Basic Science. In this approach, fundamental knowledge is mastered by the solving of problems. Information is learned or reviewed by the student in an active learning mode and promotes lifelong learning. This case-enhanced style employs student initiative as the driving force for problem solving. The students’ group assumes primary responsibility for the process and the Professor is a knowledgeablefacilitator. Teamwork, open inquiry and critical thinking are emphasized. At this level, the list of clinically-oriented cases/topics is taken from the MD1 through MD4 Subjects.

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