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School of Medicine

Year One (Class of 2006 and later)


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School of Medicine

School of Medicine
Mail Stop 1049
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913) 588-5200

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CORE 800 Foundations of Medicine (8). Foundations of Medicine is an 8-week, multidisciplinary course, taught by faculty members from basic science and clinical departments. This course integrates materials from the traditional disciplines of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, histology, physiology, epidemiology, behavioral science, and preventive medicine. This course includes clinical skills instruction in medical history, physical examination, and cultural sensitivity. Patient cases are used where appropriate. Students partiipate in small group discussions, problem-based learning sessions, laboratory exercises, clinical correlations, and lectures: they work collaboratively to master general principles, evaluate clinical literature, and develop tools for life-long learning. Students are evaluated by multiple-choice examination, clinical evaluation, and group activity preparation and participation. Prerequisites: Medical School admission requirements. LEC

CORE 805 Genetics and Neoplasia (4). This 4-week multidisciplinary course, taught by both basic science and clinical faculty, covers the molecular and chromosomal basis of human genetic disease, emphasizing the clinical significance of normal and abnormal genetic variation; single-gene and multifactorial diseases; and conditions caused by somatic mutation and epigenetic mechanisms. An emphasis is placed on neoplastic disorders. This course also examines the predictive value of genetic testing and the role of genetic counseling in clinical decision making; the principles of cancer therapeutics; and gender, ethnic, and behavioral considerations affecting prevention and treatment of cancer and other genetic diseased. This course includes clinical skills instruction in history-taking and physical examination of a standardized cancer patient. Students participate in large and small group discussion, laboratory exercises, problem based learning sessions, clinical correlations, clinical skills lab sessions, and lectures; and are evaluated by small group and clinical skills performance, and by USMLE-style objective examinations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foundations of Medicine or permission of Associate Dean for Student Affairs. LEC

CORE 810 Inflammation and Immunity (4). This 4-week multidisciplinary course, taught by faculty members from the Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Pathology, Medicine, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, addresses the basic biology of the normal immune system and the basis for immunebased and inflammatory diseases. Topics will include normal lymphopoiesis and myelopoiesis, responses to infection, autoimmunity, allergy, transfusions and transplantation, immune deficiences and the appropriate therapies for these conditions . Therapies wil include immunosuppressives, anti-inflammatories, vaccines and transplanation. The course integrates instruction on disease pathogenesis with clinical skills instruction (including history-taking and physical examination skills), consideration of epidemiological, ethical, social science aspects of medicine, disease prevention and the general approaches to therapy. Students participate in small group discussions, web-based instruction, labs, clinical skills lab sessions, and lectures. Students are evaluated based on their participation in small group discussion sessions and through standardized online summative examinations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foundations of Medicine, Genetics and Neoplasia, or permission of Associate Dean for Student Affairs. LEC

CORE 815 Cardiopulmonary (8). The 8-week multidisciplinary course, taught by faculty members from Anatomy, Biochemistry, Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology covers the normal/abnormal processes; principles of therapeutics; and gender, ethnic, and behavioral considerations affecting disease treatment and prevention of the cardiopulmonary system. This course also includes clinical skill instruction of patient interviewing and examination. Students participate in small group discussions, laboratory exercises, clinical correlations, clinical skills lab sessions, lectures and web-based directed self-study and are evaluated by performance in small groups and on exams. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foundations of Medicine, Genetics and Neoplasia, Inflammation and Immunity, or permission of Associate Dean for Student Affairs. LEC

CORE 820 Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition (4). This 4-week multidisciplinary course is taught by faculty members from the Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, History and Philosophy of Medicine, Health Policy Management, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, and Immunology, Family Medicine, and Surgery in the School of Medicine and the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition in the School of Allied Health. The course covers the normal/abnormal processes; principles of therapeutics; and gender, ethnic, and behavioral considerations affecting disease treatment and prevention of the gastrointestinal system including nutrition. This course also includes clinical skills instruction in the abdominal physical examination. Students participate in small group discussions, laboratory exercises, clinical correlations, clinical skills lab sessions, and lectures are evaluated by written tests, oral exams, and assessment of PBL and clinical skills performance. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foundations of Medicine, Genetics and Neoplasia, Imflammation and Immunity, Cardiopulmonary, or permission of Asscoaite Dean for Student Affairs. LEC

CORE 825 Renal and Endocrine System (4). This 4-week multidisciplinary course, taught by faculty members from Anatomy, Biochemistry, Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology covers the normal/abnormal processes; principles of therapeutics; and gender, ethnic, and behavioral considerations affecting disease tratment and prevention of the renal and endocrine systems. This course also includes clinical skill instruction of patient interviewing and examination. Students participate in small group discussions, laboratory exercises, clinical correlations, clinical skills lab sessions, lectures and web-based directed self-study and are evaluated by performance in small groups and on exams. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foundations of Medicine, Genetics and Neoplasia, Inflammation and Immunity, Cardiopulmonary, Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrition or permission of Associate Dean for Student Affairs. LEC

CORE 830 Reproduction and Sexuality (4). This 4-week multidisciplinary course module is taught by faculty members from the Departments of Pathology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Surgical Oncology, Urology, and Family Medicine. The course covers the normal/abnormal aspects of human sexuality and reproduction; principles of therapeutics; gender, ethnic, and behavioral consideration affecting sexual function, prevention and treatment of sexual and reproductive disorders. The course also includes clinical skill instruction in sexual history-taking and physical examination. Students participate in small group discussions, laboratory exercises, clinical correlations, patient and provider panels, clinical skills laboratory sessions, lectures, and web-based learning opportunities, and are evaluated by means of formative and summative examinations and assessment of participation in problem based learning sessions. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foundations of Medicine, Genetics and Neoplasia, Inflammation and Immunity, Cardiopulmonary, Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrition, Renal and Endocrine Systems or permission of Associate Dean for Student Affairs. LEC