In the reproduction and endocrinology block, students develop competencies in the basic and clinical sciences with respect to the reproductive and endocrine organ systems and their interdependence. Systems-, population-, and profession-based principles are incorporated. Competencies are applied frequently in subsequent pre-clinical and clinical blocks in the medical curriculum.
1. Describe the anatomy and development of the reproductive and endocrine systems. 2. Describe the physiologic and biochemical processes involved in the normal function of the endocrine and reproductive systems. 3. Explain the regulatory mechanisms of the endocrine and reproductive systems. 4. Describe the impact of growth, development, pregnancy, and aging on reproductive and endocrine function. 5. Discuss the pathophysiology, molecular, cellular, genetic mechanisms of endocrine and reproductive disorders. 6. Demonstrate competence in the gathering and analysis of clinical data for reproductive and endocrine disease presentations. 7. Illustrate basic mechanisms of action, classes of agents, and comparative pharmacology of agents used in the treatment of disorders of the reproductive and endocrine systems. MK8. 8. Discuss the physiological mechanisms of sexual function and dysfunction in males and females, including cultural and social considerations. 9. Describe the impact of genetic, environmental, nutritional, occupational, and psychological factors on endocrine and reproductive function. 10. Discuss ethical, cultural, social, policy and clinical considerations specific to women's health. 11. Discuss the impact of factors (e.g., socioeconomic status) on the access to healthcare and healthcare disparities in diabetes and reproductive health. 12. Discuss ethical, cultural, social, policy and clinical related issues specific to LGBT patients. 13. Perform an appropriate sexual history and genitourinary exam on males and females using a professional, culturally, and developmentally sensitive and patient-centered approach. 14. Discuss individual and population-based effects of behavior, development, psychosocial and socioeconomic factors on health, disease incidence, prevalence, and therapy efficacy as they relate to the endocrine and reproductive systems. 15. Demonstrate thoughtful use of peer-reviewed resources and evidence-based recommendations in discussions of endocrine and reproductive disease pathophysiology and treatment. 16. Demonstrate the qualities required to sustain life long personal development and professional growth. 17. Apply the fundamentals of medical ethics to clinical cases, interactions with colleagues, patients, faculty, and in all curricular activities. 18. Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration with patients, families, peers, and healthcare professionals. 19. Demonstrate proficiency in safety and effectively performing intravenous insertion. 20. Demonstrate proficiency in oral case presentation and written case documentation. 21. Demonstrate awareness and appropriate responses to social and cultural aspects of health and disease.