Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

3.4.2 Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM)

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.
The Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine course introduces students to medical informatics, electronic resources and the skills necessary to critically appraise the medical literature.
Note: these three courses (above) are taught in a four-week unit called Professional Skills.
Introduction to Surgery (SURG 301), Anesthesia (ANAE 301), and Ophthalmology (OPTH 300)

This 7-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 3.5 "Departments and Units in the Faculty of Medicine".

Introduction to Neurology (NEUR 301), Oncology (INDS 307), and Radiology (RADD 301)

This 7-week unit includes 2-week rotations in each of neurology and oncology as well as rotations in radiology and family medicine. The neurology experience is in hospital settings. The oncology experience is entirely based in ambulatory settings involving clinics in medical, surgical, pediatric and radiation oncology.

For course descriptions, refer to the appropriate unit in section 3.5 "Departments and Units in the Faculty of Medicine".

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