NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.D. Program 589 MDF 6000—Professional Immersion This course provides activities to introduce students to the curriculum, the learning approaches, and the learning environment of the NSU MD college. MDF 6001—Fundamentals This block is designed to provide students with a broad foundation in critical biomedical science subject areas, including biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics/genomics, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, embryology, and histology. Content in each week is linked to a theme, which is reflected in the weekly problem-based learning (PBL) case and other sessions. MDF 6002—Hematology This block provides students with basic concepts and vocabulary related to normal histology, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, and therapeutics of the hematologic system. This includes hematopoiesis, anemias and other disorders of red blood cells; disorders of white blood cells, including leukemia and lymphoma; and blood coagulation. Content in each week is linked to a theme, which is reflected in the weekly problem-based learning (PBL) case and other sessions. MDF 6003—Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, Endocrine, Reproductive This block provides basic concepts in normal anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, and therapeutics of the gastrointestinal and hepatic systems, human nutrition, the endocrine system, and the male and female reproductive systems. This includes normal nutrition, diagnosis and managements of common nutritional disorders, the structure andmechanisms of action of the classical hormones, principles of control and regulation of hormone synthesis and release, and approaches to diagnosis and treatment of common endocrine disorders. The reproductive section covers basic concepts and vocabulary of male and female biology as it relates to pathology, gynecological diseases, and infertility. The block includes laboratory instruction, as well as real and simulated clinical experiences (anatomy, histology, and cases). Problem-based learning (PBL) cases provide the fundamental knowledge of common gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders (including nutritional implications, where appropriate) and are complemented by lectures for specific diseases. The simulation component emphasizes correlations with clinical cases and localization of digestive system lesions. Students learn male and female genitourinary exams with standardized patients during the concurrent clinical course. Content in each week is linked to a theme, which is reflected in the weekly PBL case and other sessions. MDF 6004—Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Renal This block provides basic concepts in normal anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, and therapeutics of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems. Content includes structures, processes and diseases of the coronary and peripheral vasculature, cardiac muscle, conduction system, cardiac valves, and pericardium; mechanism and significance of abnormal findings on cardiovascular and pulmonary exams; roles of the renal and cardiovascular systems in regulation of blood pressure; role of the kidneys in regulation of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance; approach to a broad spectrum of pulmonary disease categories and diagnosis and treatment of respiratory failure; interpretation of laboratory findings to identify and manage common acid-base disturbances; and renal glomerular, vascular, and interstitial diseases. The block includes laboratory instruction (anatomy, histology, and simulation center activities that emphasize correlations with clinical cases). Content in each week is linked to a theme, which is reflected in the weekly inquiry (IQ) case and other sessions. MDF 6005—Brain, Body, Behavior This block provides basic concepts in the integumentary, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and behavioral sciences in the context of both normal and abnormal development. This will include a focus on the normal anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, and therapeutics of the nervous, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems. Sessions will emphasize the biopsychosocial factors involved in the development, prognosis, and treatment of common neurologic, psychiatric, neurocognitive, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, and rheumatic conditions with a focus on disease prevention and wellness at each stage of the life cycle—including the role of behavior in prevention. Concepts are delivered through a combination of lecture, team- and case-based learning, and simulated clinical encounters. The block includes laboratory instruction covering pertinent gross anatomy, histology, and embryology of the nervous, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems to emphasize correlation to clinical cases, including the localization of nervous system lesions. Content in each week is linked to a theme, which is reflected in the weekly inquiry (IQ) cases and other sessions. MDF 6009—Independent Study: Step 1—Preparation This is an independent study course in which medical students pursue directed independent study with faculty support and resources in preparation for the USMLE Step 1 Examination. Course Descriptions

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