School of Medicine

Clinical and Competencies Skills I

This block includes two organ systems-based modules: The Cardiovascular System module, part I, focuses on the basic science concepts of physiology, gross anatomy, histology and introductory pathology, cell biology, embryology, biochemistry, and introductory pharmacology that are essential for understanding the causes of cardiac disease. Clinical training continues in this module with lectures on the doctor-patient relationship and SPIRIT competencies. In addition, clinical case presentations integrate all of these elements. Clinical presentations and treatments of cardiovascular diseases will be the focus of the Cardiovascular System module, part II, in semester 3. The Respiratory System module, part I, focuses on the basic science concepts of physiology, gross anatomy, histology and introductory pathology, cell biology, embryology, biochemistry, introductory microbiology, and introductory pharmacology that are essential for understanding the causes of pulmonary disease. Clinical training continues in this module with lectures on the doctor-patient relationship, epidemiology, and SPIRIT competencies. In addition, clinical case presentations integrate all of these elements. Clinical presentations and treatments of pulmonary diseases will be the focus of the Respiratory System module, part II, in semester 3.

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