Feb 22, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2010-11 
    
Graduate Catalog 2010-11 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MDSC 6060 - Gastrointestinal and Hematology


This course provides a foundation for the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal and hematological systems, throughout the life span. Students will examine the pathophysiology of diseases of these systems, with an emphasis on the cellular mechanisms of disease and the body’s response to them. The course is designed to develop the competencies required for patient counseling and for focused medical history taking and physical examination, including system anatomy and complex regional relationships. The selection, utilization, and interpretation of clinical laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostic tests used to evaluate system function are examined along with concepts of pharmacotherapeutic principles necessary to provide a rational basis for clinical prescribing decisions. An integrative approach is used to encourage application of information through clinical problem solving in the formulation of differential diagnoses and development of therapeutic and patient education plans.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Physician Assistant program and successful completion of previous MDSC courses.

Credits: 6 hrs.

Notes: Open to Graduate Students Only. Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.



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