PAM 601: Medicine II (2 modules - Cardiology, Hematology)

Course Description An intensive medicine course that covers the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of common diseases in the modules of cardiology and hematology. The pathophysiology of the organ systems in relation to the various disease processes is integrated with the clinical presentations, historical and physical findings, and laboratory and radiographic test results. Emphasis is placed on application of new medical knowledge to clinical situations, on diagnostic problem-solving and differential diagnosis, and on issues of patient education and preventive medicine. Students refine their ability to reason independently in developing treatment and management plans for various patient presentations. Common cardiac disorders seen in primary care are considered, such as coronary artery disease, angina, cardiac enlargement, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and hypertension. Clinical case scenarios and ECG interpretation are utilized to reinforce the lecture material and to develop critical thinking skills. Students learn the clinical approach to hematologic disorders, such as anemias, hemoglobinopathies, and disorders of hemostasis, and are also introduced to hematologic oncology.
Credits 3