Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.5 Departments and Units in the Faculty of Medicine : 7.5.15 Medicine

Core Courses
This Department contributes to all curriculum components of Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Core Clerkship. In addition, see the Elective Program for elective opportunities.
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.
At the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the basic skills of physical examination on a peer or on selected real patients. Students will be able to produce a written case report combining information from both a complete history and a complete physical examination of a real patient. Examination of the rectum, breast and genitalia is not covered in this course.
The course is taught over four weeks in small groups with one or two group leaders, both in a classroom and at the bedside with real patients.
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.
IMED 301 Medicine - ICM.
(7) In this ten-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.
IMED 401 Medicine - Clerkships.
(8) This course consists of an eight week clinical rotation in General Medicine.
Experimental Medicine
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