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School of Medicine

Year Two (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 835 Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue 4
This (4-5) week multidisciplinary course, taught by faculty members from (Anatomy and Cell Biology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pharmacology , Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics departments), covers the normal/abnormal processes; principles of therapeutics (non-drug treatment will be emphasized) ; and gender, ethnic, and behavioral considerations affecting disease treatment and prevention of diseases of the musculoskeletal & soft tissue systems). This course also includes clinical skill instruction in an extremities physical examination. Students participate in small group discussions, laboratory exercises, clinical correlations, clinical skills lab sessions, and lectures and are evaluated by exams, attendance, participation, and professional behavior. Prerequisite: successful completion of the first year curriculum.

CORE 840 Brain and Behavior 8
This 8 week multidisciplinary course, taught by faculty members from Anatomy and Cell Biology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Otolaryngology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry, covers the normal/abnormal processes of the central and peripheral nervous system, including an introduction to the principles of therapeutics. The course combines and integrates several disciplines, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, introductory neuropharmacology, basic neurology and psychiatry.

CORE 845 Blood and Lymph 4
This 4 week multidisciplinary course, taught by faculty members from Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacology, and History and Philosophy of Medicine covers the normal/abnormal processes; principles of therapeutics; and gender, ethnic, and behavioral considerations affecting disease treatment and prevention of the blood and lymphoid system. This course also includes clinical skill instruction in history-taking and physical examination. Students participate in lectures, problem-based learning sessions, and small group discussions. Students are evaluated by multiple choice examination and group activity preparation and participation.

CORE 850 Infectious Disease 6
This 6-week multidisciplinary course, taught by faculty members from the Departments of Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine, addresses the basic biology of the normal immune system and the basis for infectious and parasitic diseases. Topics will include normal immune responses to infection, immune deficiencies, bacteriologic, viral, fungal and parasitic infections, and the appropriate therapies for these conditions. Therapies discussed will include immunosuppressives, anti-microbials, and vaccines. 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. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Phase I, or permission of Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

CORE 855 Medicine Across the Lifespan 4
This 4-week multidisciplinary course, taught by both basic science and clinical faculty, covers the normal/abnormal processes; principles of therapeutics; gender, ethnic, and behavioral considerations affecting disease treatment and prevention from birth through adolescence and during the geriatric stage of life. This course also includes clinical skill instruction in physical examination in pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients. Students participate in small group discussions, clinical correlations, a clinical skills lab session and lectures and are evaluated by small group and clinical skills performance, and by USMLE-style objective examination.

CORE 860 Integration and Consolidation 7
This 7 week multidisciplinary module, taught primarily by faculty members from Pathology and Pharmacology, will consolidate and integrate materials from previous modules using pathophysiology and therapeutics as the focal point to high-light content required to successfully pass USMLE Step 1. The module will serve as a bridge between the basic and clinical sciences, as the students prepare to transition to clinical rotations. Faculty from Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and School of Pharmacy will co-facilitate small group discussions. Students will be expected to participate in small group discussions, lectures and web-based self-study, and are evaluated by their overall performance in small groups and summative exams. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous modules, or permission of Associate Dean for Student Affairs.