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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 03, 2022
 
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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MED 5137 - INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE 1


Minimum Credits: 0
Maximum Credits: 0
The medical interviewing course assists the student in developing interviewing skills using patient simulators. The introduction to physical examination course provides the first introduction to the techniques of performing a history and physical examination. Practicing on peers, students learn the skills of a normal physical exam and how to conduct it in an orderly and sequential fashion. Emphasis is on technique and normal findings with little discussion of pathophysiology. Use of the stethoscope, oto-ophthalmoscope, reflex hammer and tuning fork are demonstrated and practiced. The goal is to familiarize students in the use of their instruments and prepare them to be observers in physician offices during the remainder of the first year.
Academic Career: Medical School
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: S/U Basis
Course Attributes: School of Medicine Year 1


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