Dec 09, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Orthopaedics

  
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    ORTH 499 - ORTHOPAEDIC OUT - STATE ELEC

    [152 Hours]
    This is a rotation in clinical orthopaedics at an out-of-state hospital.

Otorhinolaryngology

  
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    OTOR 418 - ORTORHINOLARGYNGOLOGY SECONDARY ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    This four week rotation provides senior students with the opportunity to begin functioning as interns. Students will develop additional skills in all areas of core competence. Particular emphasis is given to improving skills of clinical judgment and decision making by giving students more responsibility for patient care than they had in the third year. Students are encouraged to take increasing amounts of responsibility while under the close supervision of hours staff and faculty. In addition to patient care skills, students will also enhance their communication skills, and develop a better appreciation of systems based practice due to their involvement as a more prominent member of the health care team. Students will continue to increase their medical knowledge and skills of practice-based learning through reading, faculty feedback, and attendance at conferences and didactic sessions.
  
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    OTOR 420 - OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY CLINICAL

    [152 Hours]
    Otorhinolaryngology Clinical
  
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    OTOR 498 - ENT RESEARCH

    [152 Hours]
    Description Needed The L 4 students will spend 4 weeks involved in a clinical research project under the direction of a faculty mentor of his/her choice. Dr. Rohan Walvekar is the Director of Research for the department and will oversee the research project in addition to the assigned mentor and will mentor the student if wished. The expectation of this rotation is for the student to learn how to formulate a hypothesis, design the study and collect data. Analysis of data and presentation in the form of a written manuscript is encouraged during the research block. Students will have the opportunity to complete the project after the rotation if necessary and if time allows. The ultimate goal of this rotation is for students to present a research project at an appropriate regional or national meeting. A written evaluation will be completed at the end of the rotation.
  
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    OTOR 499 - OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY OUT-STATE ELEC

    [152 Hours]
    OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY OUT-STATE ELEC

Pathology

  
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    PATH 201 - INTRODUCTION TO METHODS IN PATHOLOGY I

    [1-3 Credits]
    A survey course on the principles of research, experimental design, biostatistics, laboratory safety and the theoretical background of the analytical methods and procedures encountered in research and clinical pathology laboratories.
  
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    PATH 202 - INTRODUCTION TO METHODS IN PATHOLOGY II

    [1-6 Credits]
    Laboratory work in an area of the Department’s reasearch or service laboratories designed to introduce the student to the research and service activities under the direction of an expert in the use of the methology.
  
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    PATH 210 - TOPICS IN PATHOLOGY

    [2-6 Credits]
    The course is intended to permit students to explore in detail, primarily through laboratory work, some areas of particular interest in pathology, for example clinical chemistry, medical informatics, molecular pathology, toxicology, research in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease or cancer epidemiology. The specialty area studied will be indicated on the student transcript in addition to the course title.
  
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    PATH 232 - ADVANCED PATHOLOGY

    [1-3 Credits]
    One to three hours of lecture per week, to be arranged appropriate to topic and credit to be earned. The course is designed to permit graduate students to explore in an organized format, through lectures and discussions (conferences), advances in specialized areas or subjects in general, systemic or clinical pathology, which are not fully covered in other scheduled courses.
  
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    PATH 250 - MOLECULAR MEDICINE

    [3 Credits]
    This lecture-based course examines how insights into the molecular pathophysiology of diseases can create opportunities for developing targeted therapies through a variety of interventions, including new drug development, gene therapy, and vaccines. The course introduces the student to the concepts and the vocabulary of contemporary molecular medicine, orients the student to the molecular mechanisms of important disease processes, and elucidates the role of fields such as genetics/epigenetics, bioinformatics, microarray and gene sequencing, nanotechnology, stem cell science, and pharmacogenomics in translational research.
  
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    PATH 280 - PATHOLOGY SEMINAR

    [1 Credit]
    Topics of general interest in pathology, including reports on current literature are discussed. A maximum of four credits only may be earned during the period of graduate work.
  
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    PATH 291 - GENERAL AND SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGY I

    [4 Credits]
    Four hours of lecture. This course introduces students to the study and language of human disease, its causes, and mechanisms and effects on the body by in-depth discussion of the general principles and reactions to different types of injury shared by most tissues.
  
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    PATH 291A - GENERAL AND SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGY I LABORATORY

    [2 Credits]
    Legacy Course: PATH 291A003 – GENERAL AND SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGY I LAB Six hours of laboratory. A laboratory course that enables the student to study gross organs and microscopic slides of tissues containing characteristic features of the disease processes studied in Pathology 291. Prerequisite: concurrent registration in Pathology 291.
  
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    PATH 292 - GENERAL & SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGY II

    [4 Credits]
    Four hours of lecture. This course introduces the student to the characteristic effects of common types of injury and of diseases on specific organ systems. The major disease processes are studied in terms of etiology, pathogenesis, and lesions. Prerequisite: Pathology 291A
  
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    PATH 292A - GENERAL & SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGY II LAB

    [2 Credits]
    Legacy Course: PATH 292A002 – GENERAL & SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGY II LAB Six hours of laboratory. A laboratory course that enables the student to study gross organs and microscopic slides of tissues containing the characteristic features of the disease processes studied in Pathology 292. Prerequisite: Pathology 291A and concurrent registration in Pathology 292.
  
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    PATH 293 - CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

    [4 Credits]
    Four hours of lecture. This course introduces the students to general concepts in clinical pathology and to the diagnostic and prognostic application of laboratory testing to patients with various diseases of metabolism and of the hematopoietic, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems studied in Pathology 292 and 292A. Prerequisite: Pathology 291A and 292.
  
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    PATH 293A - CLINICAL PATHOLOGY LABORATORY

    [2 Credits]
    Legacy Course: PATH 293A002 – CLINICAL PATHOLOGY LABORATORY Six hours of laboratory. A laboratory course designed to enable students through laboratory exercises, case studies, and microscopic examination of blood and urine specimens to evaluate the significance of clinical laboratory test results in the management of disease. Prerequisites: Pathology 291, 291A, 292, 292A and concurrent registration in Pathology 293.
  
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    PATH 420 - PATHOLOGY CLINICAL & ANATOMICAL

    [152 Hours]
  
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    PATH 498 - PATHOLOGY RESEARCH

    [152 Hours]
  
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    PATH 499 - PATHOLOGY OUT-STATE ELEC

    [152 Hours]
    Free planned electives in our out of state will be reviewed and approved by individual department clerkship directors on a case by case basis.

Pediatrics

  
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    PEDI 300 - PEDIATRICS

    [304 Hours]
    A clinical clerkship of eight weeks is served on the general pediatric, newborn wards and ambulatory clinics of the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. A few students also have the option of serving the entire eight week clerkship on the Pediatric services of University Medical Center, Lafayette. Students are assigned patients on admission by rotation, and are responsible for taking histories, examining patients, and assisting in the work up of patients under staff supervision. Utilization of each patient as a learning experience in total child care is approached through completion of a pediatric work up involving assessment of the child’s mental and physical growth and development, nutrition, and socioeconomic factors. Teaching rounds and conferences are held daily, but the student is expected to exercise initiative in learning about his/her own patients as well as other patients on the team. Students present cases to the pediatrics faculty and other members of their block. Significance and techniques of health/maintenance are emphasized through participation in well child clinics. Students spend time in local pediatricians’ offices in order to get a balanced appreciation of the practice of pediatrics.
  
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    PEDI 300 - PEDIATRICS

    [304 Hours]
    A clinical clerkship of eight weeks is served on the general pediatric, newborn wards and ambulatory clinics of the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. A few students also have the option of serving the entire eight week clerkship on the Pediatric services of University Medical Center, Lafayette. Students are assigned patients on admission by rotation, and are responsible for taking histories, examining patients, and assisting in the work up of patients under staff supervision. Utilization of each patient as a learning experience in total
    child care is approached through completion of a pediatric work up involving assessment of the child’s mental and physical growth and development, nutrition, and socioeconomic factors. Teaching rounds and conferences are held daily, but the student is expected to exercise initiative in learning about his/her own patients as well as other patients on the team. Students present cases to the pediatrics faculty and other members of their block. Significance and techniques of health/maintenance are emphasized through participation in well child clinics. Students spend time in local pediatricians’ offices in order to get a balanced appreciation of the practice of pediatrics.
  
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    PEDI 415 - PEDIATRIC AMBULATORY CARE

    [152 Hours]
    The Senior programs in ambulatory pediatrics are designed to provide opportunities for each student to augment or reinforce knowledge and skills learned in the pediatric core curriculum, as they apply to child health problems encountered in an outpatient setting. To facilitate accomplishment of this overall goal, the following basic program options are made available within a four week block of time. 415p: Ambulatory Pediatrics Private Office: The student works with a pediatrician on the clinical faculty in a private pediatric practice. Participation in the care of patients in the hospital (rounds), office, and emergency room is expected. 415e: Ambulatory Pediatrics Children’s Hospital, New Orleans: The student will be assigned to general and sub-specialty clinics in the out-patient department of Children’s Hospital. New Orleans. The student will be assigned to general and sub-specialty clinics in the outpatient department of Children’s Hospital. A new Ambulatory elective is offered in the 2007-2008 academic year. The student will rotate through the Tiger Care clinics and the Children’s Hospital Emergency Room. Responsibilities include performing independent history and physical examinations, developing differential diagnoses and management plans, and discussing those with LSU Pediatrics faculty. For all programs, evaluation of students will be based primarily on staff assessment of the student’s abilities and attitudes in the student’s day to day work with patients.
  
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    PEDI 416 - PEDIATRIC AMB/PER/TIGER CARE

    [152 Hours]
    The Senior programs in ambulatory pediatrics are designed to provide opportunities for each student to augment or reinforce knowledge and skills learned in the pediatric core curriculum, as they apply to child health problems encountered in an outpatient setting. To facilitate accomplishment of this overall goal, the following basic program options are made available within a four week block of time. 415p: Ambulatory Pediatrics Private Office: The student works with a pediatrician on the clinical faculty in a private pediatric practice. Participation in the care of patients in the hospital (rounds), office, and emergency room is expected. 415e: Ambulatory Pediatrics Children’s Hospital, New Orleans: The student will be assigned to general and sub-specialty clinics in the out-patient department of Children’s Hospital. New Orleans. The student will be assigned to general and sub-specialty clinics in the outpatient department of Children’s Hospital. A new Ambulatory elective is offered in the 2007-2008 academic year. The student will rotate through the Tiger Care clinics and the Children’s Hospital Emergency Room. Responsibilities include performing independent history and physical examinations, developing differential diagnoses and management plans, and discussing those with LSU Pediatrics faculty. For all programs, evaluation of students will be based primarily on staff assessment of the student’s abilities and attitudes in the student’s day to day work with patients.
  
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    PEDI 417 - ADOLESCENT MEDICINE

    [152 Hours]
    Students are assigned to adolescent focused outpatient clinics including: School Based Health clinics (middle and high schools), College Health Clinics, outpatient adolescent medicine specialty clinics, and on some occasion juvenile justice clinics if desired. Group and individual projects and assignments from appropriate adolescent health literature pertinent to the rotation are integral parts of this elective. Faculty members will grade the participation in each clinic based on the student’s attendance, interest, knowledge, clinical skills, and evidence of reading and utilizing the assigned literature and projects.
  
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    PEDI 418 - PEDIATRICS SECONDARY ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    The student functions as an intern in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of acutely and chronically ill hospitalized children and adolescents under the direct supervision of house officers and faculty. This Acting Internship can be done in the NICU, the PICU, Wards or a combination of NICU/PICU. During the Acting Internship, the student will be required to take overnight call. Evaluation will be based on day-to-day observation by faculty and house officers while the student is performing assigned duties. The experience is offered at Children’s Hospital. Students must specify one of the following as space is limited. 418a: NICU, 418b:PICU, 418c Wards; 418d NICU/PICU.
  
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    PEDI 419 - PEDIATRICS ACTING INTERNSHIP

    [152 Hours]
    This four week rotation provides senior students with the opportunity to begin functioning as interns. Students will develop additional skills in all areas of core competence. Particular emphasis is given to improving skills of clinical judgment and decision making by giving students more responsibility for patient care than they had in the third year. Students are encouraged to take increasing amounts of responsibility while under the close supervision of hours staff and faculty. In addition to patient care skills, students will also enhance their communication skills, and develop a better appreciation of systems based practice due to their involvement as a more prominent member of the health care team. Students will continue to increase their medical knowledge and skills of practice-based learning through reading, faculty feedback, and attendance at conferences and didactic sessions. On the pediatrics acting internship, students may request to be assigned to the NICU or the PICU services
  
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    PEDI 420 - PEDIATRICS CLINICAL

    [152 Hours]
    Students will choose two to four pediatric and surgical subspecialty clinics at Children’s Hospital. Assignments from appropriate pediatric literature material pertinent to ambulatory pediatric care are integral parts of this elective. Faculty members will grade the participation in each clinic based on the student’s attendance, interest, knowledge, clinical skills, and evidence of reading the assigned literature.
  
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    PEDI 423 - AMBULATORY PEDIATRICS-PRIVATE OFFICE

    [152 Hours]
    The student will work with a pediatrician in a private pediatric practice. Participation in the care of patients in the hospital, office, and emergency room is expected. Evaluation will be on a day-to-day basis while the student is performing assigned duties. The preceptor will evaluate the student’s knowledge, skills, attitudes, and evidence of reading assigned literature.
  
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    PEDI 424 - PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE

    [152 Hours]
    Under the supervision of residents and faculty the student will have direct involvement in primary care of patients. The student will be expected to evaluate patients daily, write progress notes, write daily orders and perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with direct supervision of faculty. The student will take an active part in patient rounds, and will be expected to attend lectures and conferences related to critical care. Faculty and residents will evaluate the student’s performance based on attitude, attendance, interest, general fund of knowledge and willingness to learn. Limited Space.
  
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    PEDI 425 - PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

    [152 Hours]
    The participant may choose a primary clinical or research focus. During the elective, the participant will function as a full member of the endocrine team. For clinical activities, the participant will be under the supervision of the endocrine clinic and ward attendings. The participant will be the primary physician for outpatient evaluation of new and follow up cases in general endocrine clinic and pediatric diabetes clinic. The student will participate in ward rounds on endocrine patients and perform the initial evaluation for inpatient consultations. For electives during the month of July the participant may choose to spend 1 week at Lion’s diabetes camp. In electives with a research focus participants will help take part in research activities of the division under supervision of the principal investigator. Participants will become familiar with protocol preparation, IRB/IACUC regulations, data collection, analysis and presentation. The student will also take an active part in divisional seminars, journal clubs, meetings and other ongoing activities. Evaluation will be based on punctuality, effort, thoroughness of clinical history and physical exams, progress in the participant’s ability to integrate history, physical findings to guide development of differential diagnosis, choice of diagnostic testing and management plan. The student will also be evaluated on participation in seminars and journal club
  
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    PEDI 426 - GASTROENTEROLOGY NUTRITION

    [152 Hours]
    The student will participate in GI/nutrition rounds, daily pediatric GI clinic, lipid clinic, obesity clinic, and pediatric conferences. The student will be assigned and involved with patients, either children or adolescents, with clinical problems of a gastroenterological or nutritional nature. Attendance at special procedures such as endoscopy, liver biopsy, manometry, etc. Students may elect to use time engaged on a well circumscribed small clinical study mentored by Dr. Hyman or Dr. Noel.
  
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    PEDI 427 - PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

    [152 Hours]
    Attendance at, and participation in, the pediatric hematology-oncology clinics, sickle cell clinic, and hemophilia clinic at Children’s Hospital, and weekly pediatric tumor conference (weekly multidisciplinary conference); active participation in the work-up and management of in- and outpatients; attendance at microscopy teaching seminars, Journal club & protocol review; performance of procedures such as bone marrow aspiration and spinal taps. Preceptor evaluation of the student’s progress in pediatric hematology-oncology as manifested by his/her attendance, interest, participation in clinical activities, and evidence of acquired knowledge.
  
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    PEDI 428 - CHILD ABUSE

    [152 Hours]
    Each student will learn physical, laboratory, and history taking techniques in the evaluation of suspected child maltreatment, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. An emphasis is made on meeting all physicians’ basic legal responsibilities to aid in the prevention, recognition, investigation and/or prosecution of suspected abuse of children. Faculty assessment of the student’s interest, knowledge, and skills is based on observation of the student’s performance during the elective. Space is limited.
  
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    PEDI 429 - NEONATAL/PERINATAL MEDICINE

    [152 Hours]
    Direct involvement in primary care of both critically ill neonates. Perinatal physiology and pathophysiology are emphasized. Students are evaluated by analysis of their performance in general patient care, medical records, acquisition of technical skills and their familiarity with applicable current clinical and basic science literature. Evaluations are performed by faculty, fellows, and house staff.
  
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    PEDI 430 - TROPICAL PEDIATRICS/PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

    [152 Hours]
    Students will be assigned 16 8-hour shifts during their rotation at Children’s Hospital. Student responsibilities will include performing independent history and physical examinations, developing differential diagnoses and management plans, and discussing those with LSU Pediatrics faculty. Faculty members will grade the participation in each clinic based on the student’s attendance, interest, knowledge, clinical skills, and evidence of reading and utilizing the assigned literature and projects.
  
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    PEDI 432 - PEDIATRIC ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY

    [152 Hours]
    The student will function as an intern in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients referred to the Allergy/Immunology clinics. The student will be guided to the appropriate literature and invited to research topics pertinent to patients being evaluated during rotation.
  
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    PEDI 434 - PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

    [152 Hours]
    The student will attend and participate in cardiology clinics, rounds, consultations, conferences, case discussions, and procedures at Children’s Hospital. Faculty evaluation of the student based on attendance, clinical ability, and evidence of reading the appropriate recommended literature.
  
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    PEDI 435 - PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY CONSULTS

    [152 Hours]
    Students will participate and attend four-weekly subspecialty clinics in Pediatric Rheumatology, three at Children’s Hospital and one at the Metairie satellite. They will be involved in inpatient consultations at Children’s Hospital. Students will also attend outreach clinics once a month for each of the following: Children’s Hospital clinics in Baton Rouge and Children’s Hospital clinics in Lafayette. In addition, students are expected to attend Combined Rheumatology Grand Rounds and Journal Clubs at the Section of Rheumatology, citywide Rheumatology conference held once a month, and participate in individual discussion of special topics with the senior student and residents. Faculty evaluations are based on the student’s progress as evidenced by attendance, interest, participation in clinical activities, and reading of appropriate literature in the area of Pediatric Rheumatology and special topic presentation by the student.
  
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    PEDI 436 - PEDIATRIC PULMONARY

    [152 Hours]
    The student will be under the supervision of the Pulmonary staff attending for that month. The student will function as a primary physician for outpatient and as a consultant for inpatient services. The student is expected to participate and to take an active part in patient rounds, journal clubs, lecture series, chest x-ray rounds, and ongoing activities. Faculty evaluation of the student’s progress as evidenced by attendance, interest, participation in clinical activities, and reading of appropriate literature in the area of Pediatric Pulmonology. The student will also be evaluated on a specific topic in Pulmonology to be discussed by the team.
  
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    PEDI 437 - GENETICS & METABOLIC DISEASES

    [152 Hours]
    Students will attend and participate in the genetics clinics at Children’s Hospital and satellite clinics. They will actively participate in the evaluation of in-patient consultations and will study new syndromes and interesting cases. Students will attend rounds, scheduled conferences and seminars. Students will also learn about amino acid analysis. Faculty evaluations are based on attendance, interest, participation in clinical activities and reading of appropriate literature in the area of clinical genetics and metabolic diseases.
  
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    PEDI 439 - PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE

    [152 Hours]
    The student will participate as an equal member of the team and will be under the direct supervision of faculty and infectious disease fellows. Activities include: morning report, daily inpatient rounds, mini-conferences, journal club, outpatient clinic (General Infectious Diseases, HIV, Tuberculosis, Traveler’s Clinic), microbiology rounds, and city-wide conference. On average, 45-60 inpatients and 30-40 outpatients are seen during the rotation. The faculty supervisor will evaluate the student’s progress based on interest, attendance, fund of knowledge, and initiative. The student will be requested to give a mini-conference to the division on a topic of interest.
  
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    PEDI 440 - PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY

    [152 Hours]
    The student will participate in all clinical activities of the division under the supervision of the attending faculty member. These include outpatient clinics (three times a week), and daily inpatient rounds with special emphasis on teaching. The student is expected to assume an active role in patient care and will be given responsibility accordingly. In addition, the student will participate in weekly divisional meetings focusing on patient care, new research in the field, and other subjects of clinical interest. Those interested in chronic illness have an option of following and “sponsoring” a child on chronic dialysis. The faculty supervisor will evaluate the student’s progress based on interest, attendance, fund of knowledge, and initiative. The student will also be requested to give a short oral presentation to the division on a topic of interest during the last week of rotation.
  
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    PEDI 441 - EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

    [152 Hours]
    Each student will have an individualized schedule consisting of didactic sessions, developmental clinics, genetics clinics, participation in an Operation Housecall home visit to conduct a structured interview with a parent of a child with special health care needs, and observation of various allied health disciplines. The student will also be required to choose a patient for a medical home case presentation to faculty and residents involved with the rotation that month. The student’s interest, attendance, participation, and mastery of material presented as evidenced by participation in discussions and in patient work-ups will be evaluated. A competency exam, medical home presentation, and Operation House Call interview must be completed as part of the rotation.
  
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    PEDI 443 - NEONATAL/PEDIATRICS CRITICAL CARE

    [152 Hours]
    The student will be assigned to two weeks in the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The student will take part in patient care with skills including physical exam, lab and radiology assessment, charting, patient rounds, and procedures when available. Students will be expected to have background knowledge of general pediatrics prior to enrolling in this block. The student will be evaluated by daily observation from the attending physicians and pediatric residents. Evaluation will be based on attendance, clinical skills, attitude, and evidence of understanding relevant pediatric problems.
  
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    PEDI 498 - PEDIATRICS RESEARCH

    [152 Hours]
    Formerly PEDI 498A–PEDIATRICS FREE PLANNED ELECTIVE
  
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    PEDI 499 - PEDIATRICS OUT-STATE ELEC

    [152 Hours]
    Students must be approved through the Office of Student Affairs.

Pedodontics

  
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    PEDO 5300 - ADVANCED PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY RESEARCH

    [1-2 Credits]
    All postgraduate students in Pediatric Dentistry are required to complete a research project pertinent to the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry. The student is allocated time on a weekly basis to develop and pursue the research project. The student is encouraged to have scheduled meetings with the course director and other faculty to evaluate progress and develop new ideas or strategies. A list of research done by former residents is available in the program manual. The research may involve surveys, laboratory studies, clinical observational studies, animal experimental models or human subjects studies.
  
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    PEDO 5301 - DENTAL PEDIATRICS

    [1 Credit]
    The practice of Pediatric Dentistry requires collaboration and consultation with various other medical specialties. Pediatricians from various specialties are scheduled to lecture to the residents during seminar on various topics in pediatrics, such as endocrinology, cardiology, hematology & oncology, pulmonology, ENT, etc.
  
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    PEDO 5304 - CASE ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING

    [1 Credit]
    The purpose of this course is to provide the pediatric dentistry postgraduate student with experience and discipline in thorough case work-up, case analysis and oral presentation. A basis is provided in this seminar format for stimulating discussion for pediatric dentistry concepts as they relate to the practical aspects of providing treatment. A further benefit of this course is to promote the sharing of ideas and substantiated opinions of diagnosis and treatment among faculty as well as other residents. Each postgraduate student makes an oral presentation of a particular case that he/ she has been involved with and has completed dental treatment in a prescribed format (data gathering, prioritized treatment plan and risk/ benefits/ alternatives).
  
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    PEDO 5306 - ADVANCED CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

    [7-15 Credits]
    This clinical course is scheduled at Special Children’s Dental Clinic at Children’s Hospital. Pediatric patients with various medical conditions are scheduled for dental treatment with the residents. The dental care of these patients involves obtaining consults and/or scheduling sedation or OR appointments. It gives the resident the opportunity to learn about medical problems encountered in children and gain experience in providing comprehensive dental care for them.
  
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    PEDO 5307 - ADVANCED CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY LSU

    [5-10 Credits]
    The general objective of this course is to provide the first and second year postgraduate student with experience in treating children with varied social and medical problems. Through careful supervision, the student should become competent in clinical activities such as complex restorations, space management, orthodontic records, management of trauma to the orofacial complex and the provision of restorative dentistry utilizing conscious sedation. Clinical pediatric dentistry provides the postgraduate student with opportunities to diagnose and treat oral disease and anomalies and traumatic injuries to the dentition.
  
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    PEDO 5308 - ADVANCE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY SEMINAR

    [2-5 Credits]
    The objective of this course is to review the significant literature in pediatric dentistry. It is the fundamental didactic experience for the pediatric dentistry resident over the two year program. The first year and second year residents meet separately for most literature review seminars. Topics will be covered in both years with the reading lists changing each year so as to not duplicate readings. The residents will meet together to have case presentations and sedation chart review prior to splitting up for literature review seminars.
  
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    PEDO 5310 - MINOR TOOTH MOVEMENT

    [2 Credits]
    This course provides the Pediatric Dentistry students instruction in orthodontics so that they can recognize, describe, classify, and differentiate occlusal problems in children. The primary objective is to observe, record, and collate the various findings in order to make an accurate diagnosis. The Orthodontic experience includes 12 two-hour seminar sessions as well as 75 half days of clinical experience providing orthodontic care for patients under the guidance of the orthodontic faculty.
  
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    PEDO 5314 - PEDIATRIC ROTATION CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

    [1 Credit]
    The postgraduate student is assigned for four weeks of Pediatrics rotation at Children’s Hospital. During this assignment he/she will accompany the hospital pediatric staff on ward rounds as well as participate in pediatric outpatient clinics of pulmonology, ENT, neurology, hematology & oncology, radiology and cardiology. The postgraduate student is responsible to the department of Pediatrics at a level similar to a fourth year medical student.
  
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    PEDO 5315 - GENERAL ANESTHESIA ROTATION CHNO

    [0 Credit]
    Legacy Course: PEDO 5315001 – GENERAL ANESTHESIA ROTATION CHNO

Periodontics

  
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    PERIO 5404 - RESEARCH

    [1-2 Credits]
    A seminar course during which postgraduate students review assigned readings, develop abstracts, and present and discuss the articles. Comprehensive Basic Science and Clinical Science reading lists are developed by the program director. A trimester system is used to allow all topics to be discussed twice during the three year program. The course is taken each Fall and Spring semester by all students. Two credit hours are earned each session.
  
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    PERIO 5408 - LITERATURE REVIEW SEMINAR

    [4 Credits]
    A seminar course during which postgraduate students review assigned readings, develop abstracts, and present and discuss the articles. Comprehensive Basic Science and Clinical Science reading lists are developed by the program director. A trimester system is used to allow all topics to be discussed twice during the three year program. The course is taken each Fall and Spring semester by all students. Two credit hours are earned each session.
  
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    PERIO 5409 - PERIODONTIC CLINIC

    [5-11 Credits]
    Supervised treatment of patients. Students learn diagnosis and evaluation techniques, determine etiology and prognosis, develop treatment plans (periodontal and overall), perform therapy, and develop maintenance schedules for patients with a variety of periodontal and dental implants needs. Clinic sessions and treatment plans are supervised by full and part-time faculty. One credit is earned each summer semester and two credits every Fall and Spring semester during the three year program.
  
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    PERIO 5410 - ADVANCED PERIODONTAL CONCEPTS

    [2 Credits]
    This seminar course familiarizes the postgraduate students with advanced concepts in the science and art of clinical periodontics through intense study of textbooks and by means of clinical demonstrations.
  
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    PERIO 5411 - JOURNAL CLUB

    [1-3 Credits]
    A seminar course that reviews and discusses current periodontal and dental implant literature. Reading assignments from recent publications are abstracted and discussed, and compared with concepts discussed in PERIO 5408.
  
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    PERIO 5412 - GRADUATE TEACHING

    [1-2 Credits]
    Second and third year postgraduate students gain experience in teaching dental and dental hygiene students. This involves both clinic and didactic instruction developed under faculty supervision. One credit each is earned at the end of the second and third years of the program.
  
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    PERIO 5413 - CASE PRESENTATION SEMINAR

    [0-3 Credits]
    Postgraduate students present cases they have treated that include at least one surgery. A complete write up is developed, and clinical and radiographic images are presented to other students and faculty. Discussion of the case follows with the student explaining the diagnosis, etiology, treatment plan, and treatment.
  
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    PERIO 5414 - ADVANCED DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY

    [1 Credit]
    The literature review will include the classical papers, the most updated ones and the newest systematic review to support the discussion of each topic. For each seminar one year group of residents will be assigned a topic. The group will work together to gather all necessary literature and prepare a PowerPoint presentation that will be presented by one of the residents to the whole group of residents and attending faculty. Presentation of the assigned topic will take 2 hours and the discussion will be during that time frame.
  
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    PERIO 5415 - HOSPITAL PERIODONTICS

    [1 Credit]
    Clinical rotations through various hospital settings to gain experience in treating patients of all ages with a wide variety of medical problems. One credit is earned on completion of a satisfactory number of supervised cases.
  
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    PERIO 5417 - PERIODONTAL PRACTICE AND PATIENT MANAGEMENT COURSE

    [1 Credit]
    The purpose of this course to teach second and third year periodontics residents all aspects of management of a periodontal practice and ethical practice of periodontics. All possible aspects for a career in periodontics will be covered including but not limited to group practice set up, traditional practice set up etc. Additionally, communication skills with patients and health professionals will be taught to enhance human relations with doctor-doctor, doctor - patient, doctor-staff, doctor-publiccommunications etc. All options of private practice acquisitions will be covered including but not limited to associateship, new practice, etc. Finally, reimbursement models will be reviewed such as PPO, HMO, financing options etc. as well as marketing strategies. It is extremely important for an upcoming periodontist to receive information on the topic of practice management, ethics of periodontal practice and options of private practice acquisitions. Residents, can thus be prepared to meet the demands of their profession as soon as they complete the residency program.
  
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    PERIO 5423 - PERIODONTAL MICROSURGICAL TRAINING

    [1 Credit]
    This course is designed with the specific intent of providing intensive, individual one on one instruction in microsurgical and basic surgical techniques to all Periodontics residents and faculty.

Pharmacology

  
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    PHARM 195 - GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY

    [5 Credits]
    Course consists of lectures, laboratory exercises, conferences, and demonstrations leading to a broad general understanding of the effects of drugs.
  
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    PHARM 202 - HISTORY OF PHARMACOLOGY

    [2 Credits]
    Two hours of faculty/student presentations and discussions on the history of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, with an emphasis on classical experiments.
  
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    PHARM 203 - METHODS IN PHARMACOLOGY

    [1-3 Credits]
    Course provides instruction in classical methods used in investigating the action of drugs. Hours by arrangement.
  
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    PHARM 204 - CURRENT CONCEPTS IN PHARMACOLOGY

    [2 Credits]
    Two hours of faculty/student presentations and discussions on recent advances in the field of pharmacology. All areas of pharmacological research will be included, with an emphasis on the implications of recent research findings.
  
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    PHARM 205 - PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    This course is designed to introduce basic concepts in pharmacology to beginning students. The course will introduce students to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, drug metabolism, and a comprehensive discourse on drug receptor interactions. The application of these principles to specific endeavors will also be discussed.
  
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    PHARM 206 - PRINCIPLES OF PHARMCOLOGY II: INTEGRATIVE & SYSTEMS PHARMCOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    The course utilizes an experimental approach to understanding the development of therapeutic agents for the treatment of diseases. Lectures will provide the pathophysiological basis of diseases and the rationale for developing specific therapeutic agents.
  
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    PHARM 221 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHARMACOLOGY

    [1-4 Credits]
    Lecture/laboratory hours to be arranged depending on topic. This course is designed for advanced studies of special groups of drugs.
  
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    PHARM 222 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHARMACOLOGY

    [1-4 Credits]
    Lecture/laboratory hours to be arranged depending on topic. This course is designed for advanced studies of special groups of drugs.
  
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    PHARM 225 - SENSORY PHARMACOLOGY

    [2 Credits]
    Lecture and discussion of drugs acting on the neural pathways involved in perception of sensory information. Drugs used in therapeutics, diagnoses and research will be included. A paper written on a subject involving a sensory system(s) and a drug/drug class or related topic is required for successful completion of the course.
  
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    PHARM 231 - DRUG ABUSE

    [3 Credits]
    This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of behavioral and pharmacological principles underlying various problems of drug abuse. The course will expose the student to both basic science and clinical issues as they relate to drug abuse and dependence.
  
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    PHARM 232 - AUTONOMIC PHARMACOLOGY

    [2-3 Credits]
    Lecture, discussion, and laboratory exercises designed to provide the student with the basics of peripheral autonomic functions and their regulation by CNS mechanisms. Course will also cover advanced mechanisms including newer receptor sub-types and co-transmitters.
  
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    PHARM 233 - NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

    [2-3 Credits]
    Legacy Course: PHARM0233003 – NEUROPHARMACOLOGY Lectures and discussions will be on chemical transmitters in the central nervous system with special emphasis on drug modifications of transmitter action and neuronal function.
  
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    PHARM 234 - PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Lecture and laboratory designed to provide the student with an understanding of the effects of drugs on behavior. Special emphasis is given to pharmacological methods useful in the elucidation of normal and abnormal behaviors.
  
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    PHARM 236 - GASTROINTESTINAL PHARMACOLOGY

    [2 Credits]
    Legacy Course: PHARM0236006 – GASTROINT PHARM Lecture and reading assignments designed to provide students with a basic understanding of drugs affecting selected aspects of gastrointestinal function through central nervous system and peripheral mechanisms.
  
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    PHARM 238 - CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY

    [2-3 Credits]
    Legacy Course: PHARM0238001 – NO CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY The study of drugs used to treat cardiovascular disorders with the primary emphasis on their fundamental mechanisms of action.
  
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    PHARM 240 - BEHAVIORAL PHARMCOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Basic principles of the experimental analysis of behavior, including operant and classical conditioning are discussed. The utility of using scheduled controlled behavior to investigate drug effects is the primary focus of the course. Behavioral mechanisms of drug action are discussed within the context of a variety of environmental situations.
  
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    PHARM 250 - SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS, VERBAL & WRITTEN

    [3 Credits]
    This course will provide instruction and practical experience in data communication skills. The course will focus on writing skills, conference presentations, and didactic lecture techniques. Students will critique papers, write abstracts, prepare posters, present 15 and 30 minute data-oriented talks and a 45 minute lecture. Attendance and participation is mandatory. Course limited to 8 students. Perquisite: Permission of instructor.
  
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    PHARM 251 - RESEARCH IN PHARMACOLOGY

    [1-6 Credits]
    This course offers an in-depth experience in research development and design. Projects are limited in scope. Students develop their findings under the guidance and direction of faculty preceptors.
  
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    PHARM 298 - SEMINAR

    [1 Credit]
    Topic to be arranged.
  
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    PHARM 300 - THESIS RESEARCH

    [1-6 Credits]
    Research related work for PhD degree students prior to passing Preliminary Exam.
  
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    PHARM 400 - DISSERTATION RESEARCH

    [1-9 Credits]
    Research related work for PhD candidates.
  
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    PHARM 498 - PHARMACOLOGY RESEARCH

    [152 Hours]
    Legacy Course: PHARM498A001 – PHARMACOLOGY
  
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    PHARM 999 - EXAM ONLY

    [0 Credit]
    Students may register for “Exam Only” when they have completed their Preliminary Exam and expect to complete PhD requirements and graduate within 3 semesters. Students are allowed to register for “Exam Only” for a maximum of 3 semesters.

Physical Therapy

  
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    PHTH 7000 - PHYSICAL THERAPY GROSS ANATOMY

    [5 Credits]
    A course including lecture and human cadaver dissection which focuses on cell, tissue, and organ systems and the relationship of skeletal, muscular, neurological and vascular systems.
  
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    PHTH 7101 - EVIDENCED BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY I:CLINICAL ANALYSES

    [4 Credits]
    This course introduces the student to tools and procedures used in clinical - decision-making. The student is initiated into research methodology and test and meaurement standards relevant to clinical and research applications. Case-based problems are used to assist students in developing relevant questions, a matrix for critical literature review, and application of knowledge from the literature review to the answering of clinical questions.
  
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    PHTH 7102 - EVIDENCE-BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY II

    [3 Credits]
    Building upon skills introduced in PHTH 7101, this course further develps and elaborates foundational tools and procedures used in clinical decision-making and evidence-based practice. Students will learn further examination and patient management skills including assistive device prescription and training, general patient handling and mobility skills, as well as a variety of endurance and mulitple system assessments. Research methodology relevant to clinical practice continues with the critical review of literature related to tests, measures and interventions used by physical therapy practice.
  
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    PHTH 7110 - INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

    [1 Credit]
    This course introduces the student to the role of the professional physical therapist, the American Physical Therapy Association and expected professional behaviors, including: appropriate language and physical communication with client and peers. Clinical labs and case-based problems will be used in developing an awareness of self and others.
  
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    PHTH 7111 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY I

    [3 Credits]
    This course introduces the student to the role of the professional physical therapist, the American Physical Therapy Association and expected professional behaviors, including: appropriate language and communication with patients, clients and peers. Principles of physical therapy documentation, medical terminology, and supervision of assistive personnel are introduced and practiced. Students are introduced to medical ethics and different models of ethics and ethical-decision making are applied to the field of physical therapy. Current models and theories of developing culturally proficient physical therapy practices are also introduced, discussed, and applied to specific cultures commonly seen in regional clinical practice.
  
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    PHTH 7112 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY II

    [2 Credits]
    Aspects of professional practice introduced in PHTH 7111 are expanded and applied. The topic of medical ethics is continued including the ethics of patient interactions and role boundaries. Students learn about disability and interacting with persons with disability as a clinician and as an advocate. Students are introduced to the laws and legal organization that govern the practice of physical therapy both nationally and those specific to the state of Louisiana. Clinical labs and case-based problems will be used in developing specific skills of legal documentation, patient interaction and communication, solving of legal and ethical conundrums, and to evaluate students’ behavioral outcomes.
  
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    PHTH 7121 - PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES I

    [2 Credits]
    Developmen of organs, and function of tissues and organs that comprise the gastrointestinal and renal systems will be presented; mechanisms of control and integration of the various functions will be discussed. An introduction to the pathophysiology, genetic basis and therapeutics of some diseases will be included.
  
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    PHTH 7122 - PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES II

    [5 Credits]
    Development of organs, and function of tissues and organs that comprise the neurological, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems will be presented; mechanisms of control and integration of the various functions will be discussed. An introduction to the pathophysiology, genetic basis, and therapeutics of some diseases will be included as well as an integrated approach to the effects of chronic stress on cell, organ and whole organism function.
  
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    PHTH 7123 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

    [4 Credits]
    Building upon knowledge gained in Anatomy and Physiology, this course focuses on the physiological changes that are the result of pathological conditions. Disease processes most commonly seen in the physical therapy practice will be emphasized.
  
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    PHTH 7130 - FOUNDATIONAL SCIENCE OF MOVEMENT

    [1 Credit]
    This course introduces the student to anatomic/biomechanical terminology used to describe movement and basic histology of connective, nervous, epithelial and muscle tissue is applied to human movement/function.
 

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