Foundations of Clinical Medicine
Foundations of Clinical Medicine course prepares students for ethical and professional direct patient care in anticipation of starting clinical work. The unit focuses on the basics of medical interviewing, physical examinations, written documentation, oral presentations and the medical record.
Clinical Human Anatomy
Clinical Human Anatomy introduces students to the structural and functional aspects of the human body. Students explore the macroscopic anatomy of organs, regions, planes and spaces through team cadaver dissection and a variety of imaging techniques – such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans – that relate to clinical practice.
Molecules to Cells: Biochemistry, Genetics, Human Development and Tissue Biology
Molecules to Cells exposes students to the molecular and chemical principles of life, such as those concerned with structure and function of proteins and DNA, metabolism and its control, membrane transport and cellular recognition. This course integrates concepts of biochemistry, medical genetics, human development and cell and tissue biology while exploring the processes that occur as a single fertilized human ovum develops, as well as the variety of congenital abnormalities that may ensue.
Students gain knowledge of the physiologic processes of cellular organization, membrane, nerve and muscle physiology, the cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems, the lymphatic, microcirculation, metabolism and temperature regulation, gastrointestinal physiology and the endocrine and reproductive systems. They learn to apply the fundamentals of normal physiology in the understanding of pathophysiology and treatment while developing skills as medical professionals.
Clinical Apprenticeship provides an early clinical experience. Each student is assigned to a clinic for a half-day each week, during which the provision of patient care is explored under the supervision of faculty members. Students interact with a clinical preceptor to develop specific core skills.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
The CPD course is the continuation of the early clinical coursework to ensure your continued competency progression in the clinical setting. This course assigns one clinical faculty director to a cohort of students. The CPD director will monitor and measure your performance and competencies based on your cumulative performance in the required components. You'll work one-on-one with your CPD director to manage an Individualized Learning Plan.