School of Medicine

The Hematopoietic & Lymphoreticular System module, Part I

The Hematopoietic & Lymphoreticular System module, Part I, begins the sequence of organ-system based modules which constitute the primary theme of the Foundations of Medicine curriculum in semesters 1-4. The module emphasizes hematopoietic processes, as well as constituents and functional mechanisms of blood, with an introduction to common clinical disorders. The approach is multidisciplinary, involving microscopic anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, immunology, pathology, pharmacology and clinical medicine. Important clinical themes in the module are hematopoiesis, classification of anemias, blood clotting, immunologic function, and neoplasia. In addition to didactic lectures in the basic science areas, concepts are linked with clinical relevance through patient presentations and clinical case discussions.

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