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School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary (IDIS)
Foundations of Clinical Practice
Foundations 2
Spring 2016
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Discussion Group
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Credit/No Credit Mode
MD students

Completed Fundamentals of Medicine phase
Juliet Lee, Claudia Ranniger
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The purpose of the Foundations of Clinical Practice course is to provide an introduction to clinical medicine with particular emphasis on inpatient management. The transition from the classroom to the clinical arena can be overwhelming. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to make this transition more smoothly. The course provides continued experience with team work and professional responsibilities in the clinical care of patients, as well as experience with safety and quality mechanisms. This course is structured around three in-patient cases, one each in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery so that students will be exposed to the process of an inpatient course from admission to discharge. The progression of the course is organized around a specific theme for each week. Week 1 is centered around the admission process, week 2 on diagnosis and treatment, week 3 on health care challenges and health care systems, and week 4 on quality, patient safety, professionalism, and discharge. Students will apply knowledge learned during didactic sessions to the care of the three inpatient cases throughout the month.
1) Apply the principles of the basic sciences in a clinical context. 2) Define the process in which a patient enters and with the help of health care professionals, navigates the in-patient hospital system from admission to discharge. 3) Practice introductory patient care skills (including writing admission and in-patient progress notes, oral presentations, writing admission and daily orders, ordering and interpreting labs and radiologic imaging). 4) Demonstrate the ability to perform common procedures (including CPR and basic life support, placement of peripheral IVs, and skills specific to the first rotation of the cohort). 5) Demonstrate the initial evaluation and management of emergent clinical situations. 6) Discuss the role of the student in an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional care team. 7) Demonstrate the ability to use an electronic medical record. 8) Explain the importance of quality improvement and patient safety in a clinical context. 9) Apply principles of ethics, teamwork, cultural competence, public health, and professionalism in a clinical context. 10) Identify goals for continuous learning moving forward to the clinical rotations.
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