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2nd Year

2nd Year Curriculum

The schedule of content of the Immunity, Infection & Disease (microbiology and immunology); Mechanisms of Human Disease (pathology); Medical Pharmacology; and Physical Diagnosis & Clinical Integration-2 courses have been integrated around concepts and systems. These courses will maintain their individual identities but will run concurrently throughout the academic year. In addition to this significant change a highlight of the current second year curriculum is that students continue to develop the clinical skills of a physician in the Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Integration (PDCI-2) course by working with physician faculty preceptors throughout the year.

MICB 801 Immunity, Infection, and Disease

An integrated approach to the study of infectious disease in humans, with focus on innate and acquired immunity, mechanism of pathogenesis of infectious microorganisms, transmission, and treatment.

PATH 801 Mechanisms of Human Disease

Integrated study of disease using structure-function relationships.

PCOL 801 Medical Pharmacology

Basic principles of drug action, mechanisms of therapeutic effects and undesirable effects. Emphasis on the classes of drugs currently used in medical practice.

CCMD 721 Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Integration 2

This course will introduce clinical medicine topics, organized by organ system as well as emphasize history and physical exam skills. Students will begin to use clinical reasoning techniques, integrating basic science and clinical knowledge.

CCMD 740 Behavioral Science & Psychopathology

This course is designed to provide an overview of a range of topics relating to human behavior. "Normal" human development, pathological development, and a variety of psychosocial factors related to health and illness will be discussed, including information relating to professional behavior, the physician-patient relationship, and the role of cultural, psychological, and biological factors in development and illness. This course will introduce students to the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of health care. Normal and abnormal human development. Psychopathology, ethical, legal, and spiritual aspects of health care will be explored in the content of health care decision making.

CCMD 722 Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Integration 2

Second semester PDCI-2 course.

CCMD 725 Health Care Ethics

Clinical cases highlighting the main issues for each session will be provided so that students will learn how to identify, analyze, and resolve the diverse ethical dilemmas in patient care.