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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 04, 2022
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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The first four weeks of the final section of the introduction to patient care block will be the advanced medical interviewing course. This course is designed to move students from the basic patient interviewing skills that were introduced in the first year medical interviewing course to a higher skill level in patient communication which will be required during the clinical clerkship years. Using patient simulators, and with guidance from a faculty facilitator and peers in small groups, students will learn and practice “”hard to ask questions”” and deal with specific “”content-sensitive”” cases (e.., Abuse, anger, drug use and sexuality). The second four weeks of the block will consist of the clinical procedures course, which will introduce students to basic diagnostic, therapeutic, invasive, and non-invasive procedures commonly performed in clinical medicine. This course gives students the opportunity to practice clinical procedures in a laboratory setting, through interactive small-group sessions with the faculty, using equipment and supplies normally found on patient care units. The goal is to familiarize students with basic clinical procedures that they may be asked to perform on patients during their clinical rotations.
Academic Career: Medical School
Course Component: Practicum
Grade Component: S/U Basis
Course Attributes: School of Medicine Year 2

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