FIM 1107A. Clinical Medicine A. (1.5 Credit Hours)

This course introduces the student to interviewing, history-taking and physical examination skills. Practical laboratory sessions include experiences in obtaining focused histories and performing physical examinations with emphasis on proper use of diagnostic equipment and techniques. For example, the student will learn to perform physical examinations of the head and neck, thorax and lungs, breasts, axillae, and abdomen. The Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory (SPAL) is utilized to provide opportunities for evaluating clinical skills in a realistic setting with standardized patients.

FIM 1107B. Clinical Medicine B. (2 Credit Hours)

This course introduces the student to interviewing, history-taking and physical examination skills. Practical laboratory sessions include experiences in obtaining focused histories and performing physical examinations with emphasis on proper use of diagnostic equipment and techniques. For example, the student will learn to perform physical examinations of the male and female genitalia, anus, rectum, and prostrate, skin, nails, and hair, foot, peripheral vascular system, musculoskeletal system and nervous system. Additionally, the student will be exposed to the physical examination of pediatric, pregnant, and elderly patients. The Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory (SPAL) is utilized to provide opportunities for evaluating clinical skills in a realistic setting with standardized patients.

FIM 2119. Preventive Medicine/Nutrition. (2 Credit Hours)

Preventive Medicine and Nutrition emphasizes the indispensable role that a combination of skills in clinical prevention and implementation of medical nutritional therapy could play in the successful treatment of patients. Preventive Medicine and Nutrition will offer an essential element to the students' education by providing them with effective methods that they will be able to utilize as physicians to help prevent or delay the onset of certain diseases within the community.

FIM 2125A. Clinical Reasoning & Sim A. (1.5 Credit Hours)

Clinical Reasoning is a clinical practice oriented course consisting of lectures, high fidelity Simulation (SIM) Laboratory and Objective Structured Clinical Experiences (OSCE),featuring standardized patients. Clinical Reasoning provides the student with an introduction to the essential clinical skills needed in practice. This course emphasizes the history taking and physical examination skills, and integration and application of previously acquired knowledge to elaborate a differential diagnosis.  Students will have the opportunity to develop a basic work up, including appropriate laboratory and ancillary testing, and management plan. The second term focuses on refining and cementing the skills built in the first term.

FIM 2125B. Clinical Reasoning & Sim B. (1 Credit Hour)

Clinical Reasoning is a clinical practice oriented course consisting of lectures, high fidelity Simulation (SIM) Laboratory and Objective Structured Clinical Experiences (OSCE), featuring standardized patients. Clinical Reasoning provides the student with an introduction to the essential clinical skills needed in practice. This course emphasizes the history taking and physical examination skills, and integration and application of previously acquired knowledge to elaborate a differential diagnosis.  Students will have the opportunity to develop a basic work up, including appropriate laboratory and ancillary testing, and management plan. The second term focuses on refining and cementing the skills built in the first term.