Dec 16, 2018  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCLIN 237 - DISEASE AND THERAPY OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM

[60 Hours]
Disease and Therapy of the Gastrointestinal System is a required course for all second year medical students. The course integrates the pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology relevant to major gastrointestinal diseases. . In addition to these basic science underpinnings, clinical aspects of gastrointestinal diseases are emphasized. These include screening and prevention, history taking, physical examination, diagnostic testing, clinical reasoning, and management (acute and chronic). The course employs a variety of teaching modalities. These include lectures, small group laboratory sessions, computer based cases, and team based learning (TBL) sessions. Small group discussions in the concurrent Clinical Skills Integration course will include content relevant to gastrointestinal disease and treatment. The Disease and Therapy of the Gastrointestinal System course assesses students based on quiz grades, TBL grades, performance in the skills laboratory, professionalism, and a final exam provided by the National Board of Medical Examiners.