Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.4 Medical Curriculum : 7.4.5 Curriculum Components and Units : Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM)
The second-year component consists of Introduction to Clinical Science, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine, Introduction to Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, Family Medicine, Radiology, Neurology, Oncology, clinical rotations and Physician Apprenticeship 2.
INDS 301 Introduction to Clinical Sciences.
(2) This course will teach all parts of history taking and physical examination in an objective and structured fashion. The course will be taught in small groups with one or two group leaders who will take the students through the principles of history taking and physical examination in a prearranged and structured mode. In the second and third week of the course, the students are asked to hone their skills by doing one written case report and physical examinations on patients from the ward. In the latter two weeks of the course, the students continue to refine their skills in groups, at the bedside, with their tutor.
INDS 302 Medical Ethics and Health Law - ICM.
(1) The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with the basic ethical and legal issues and problems arising in clinical medicine and to develop the skills needed to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas. Emphasis is placed on the following subjects: informed consent, risk disclosure, patient competence, confidentiality, research ethics, discontinuing life support, physician impairment, and ethics in the team context.
INDS 306 Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine.
(1) This course will reinforce the skills required for critical appraisal of the medical literature, introduce meta-analyses and systematic reviews and present the core principles of evidence based medicine. Students will learn how to identify and search key EBM databases such as EBM Reviews, Cochrane Library and other web-based resources.
These three courses (above) are taught in a four-week unit called Professional Skills.
IMED 301 Medicine - ICM.
(7) In this seven-week multi-disciplinary course, the student has the opportunity to build further on the clinical skills developed in the course on ICM-A. The students perform full history and physical examinations on assigned patients, write up the cases (including a discussion of the clinical - basic science correlations), and present the case orally to their tutors. Through bedside teaching sessions in small groups, they develop clinical skills. Seminars give an approach to the diagnosis of common problems in Internal Medicine.
PAED 301 Pediatrics - ICM.
(1) (Note: One half-day per week for a duration of seven weeks.) Provides the students with a data base in pediatrics in order for them to approach the clerkship with some basic understanding of pediatric problems. The course will cover aspects of growth, perinatology, morbidity-mortality in Pediatrics, nutrition, fluid balance, infections of many systems, and neurologic and psychologic development. The course will consist of didactic teaching and small group tutorials where problems related to lecture content are discussed.
Introduction to Surgery (SURG 301), Radiology (RADD 301), and Ophthalmology (OPTH 300)
This seven-week unit will provide an introduction to surgery and related disciplines. The teaching occurs generally in small group settings or one-on-one with a clinical supervisor. It takes place in the in-patient hospital setting.
For course descriptions, refer to the appropriate unit in section 7.5 “Departments and Units in the Faculty of Medicine”.
Family Medicine (FMED 301), Oncology (INDS 307), Introduction to Neurology (NEUR 301), and Anesthesia (ANAE 301), (ICM)
This seven-week unit includes two-week rotations in each of anesthesia, neurology and oncology as well as rotations in family medicine. The neurology experience is in hospital and ambulatory settings. The oncology experience is entirely based in ambulatory settings involving clinics in medical oncology and radiation oncology.
For course descriptions, refer to the appropriate unit in section 7.5 “Departments and Units in the Faculty of Medicine”.

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