Courses by Campus


Courses by Department | Courses by Campus

First Year Courses
  • ANAT–D  503 Gross Anatomy (7 cr.) Study and dissection of entire body, using regional approach. Frequent conferences and discussions with members of staff. Series of lectures on radiographic anatomy and clinical application of anatomy. Seifert
  • BIOC 800 Biochemistry (3 cr.) Biochemistry for medical students and the metabolic basis of disease.  Introduction - Review of enzymes, coenzymes, general principles.   Pathways and their regulation - Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and amino acids, and nucleotides.  Integration - Metabolic interrelationships, organ-organ interactions.  Hormonal control - insulin, glucagon, catacholamines, glucocorticoids.  Diseases - Diabetes, various inborn errors of metabolism.  Addresses Competencies I and III., Therapeutics and Prevention." It is taken during the first semester of the first year.
  • BIOC 804 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 cr.) Cellular and molecular biology that emphasizes the structural organization, biochemistry and molecular biology of cells. Includes cellular processes, development, and differentiation and their relationship to medicine. It is taken during the first semester of the first year. Maureen Harrington
  • MED–X 604 Clinical Problem Solving (4 cr.) An interdisciplinary course which integrates basic sciences and clinical competencies using the problem-based learning approach. Students are immersed in the practice of evidence-based methodology as they work in small groups facilitated by faculty to resolve clinical cases. This class is taken the entire first year. Subah Packer
  • MED–X 602 Evidence Based Medicine (1 cr.) EBM is a short introduction to the principles of integration of evidence, experience, and values in clinical decision making. It runs the first month of the first year fall semester. Rawle Seupaul
  • ANAT–D 504 Histology (4 cr.) A Lecture and laboratory study of the microscopic structure of cells, tissues, and organs of the human body; correlation of structure and function. It is taken during the second semester of the first year. 
  • MICR–J 601 Immunology (2 cr.) An introduction to the natural and acquired immune mechanisms, with consideration of their significance to medicine. Topics will include both normal and abnormal immune processes, including recovery from and prevention of disease, immune-mediated pathological processes, tumor immunology, immunodeficiency, and auto-immunity. The course is designed to precede and complement J 602 General and Medical Microbiology. It consists of lectures and TBLs. This class is taken during the first semester of the first year. Alex Dent
  • MED–X 600 Title (3 cr.) A multidepartmental, interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to the patient-doctor relationship through interactions with faculty and patients in a variety of settings. In small groups facilitated by primary care and behavioral science faculty, students direct their learning toward the complexity of the context in which the patient lives and from which a patient seeks medical care. To achieve this, students interview patients in the clinical settings of hospitals, neighborhood health centers and assisted living centers. The class also interviews persons of different ages, examining normal human behavior and development throughout the life cycle. Issues addressed include communication skills, normal human growth and development, medical ethics and professionalism, sexuality, cultural diversity, minority health issues, the role of communities, religion and spirituality, family dynamics, and death and dying. Multiple IUSM competencies are explored and assessed in ICM I. The course runs the entire first year. Margaret Gaffney
  • MICR m602 Microbiology (3 cr.) Consists of lectures covering the biology of various pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, their role in human disease with emphasis on determinants of microbial virulence, the mechanisms of host responses to infection, and the role of these factors in the pathogenesis of disease. It is taken during the second semester of the first year. Martin Smith
  • PHSL–F 513 Title (5 cr.) A physiology course for medical students covering neurophysiology, physiology of muscular activity, respiration, circulation, gastrointestinal physiology, urinary excretion, endocrinology and temperature regulation. Emphasis is placed on basic physiological mechanisms and control systems but clinical application stressed. The course is taught through lectures and TBLs. It is taken the second semester of the first year. Stephen Kempson
Second Year Courses
  • MGEN– Number Title (33 hrs.)(2 cr.)
  • MGEN–Q 601 Genetics (33 hrs.) (2 cr.) A comprehensive course in medical genetics, emphasizing the principles of genetics and their application to clinical medicine through the family history, clinical findings, and laboratory studies. Patient interviews, risk assessment, and genetic counseling will also be included in the course. Staff
  • MED–X x601 Introduction to Clinical Medicine II (398 hrs.) (21 cr.) An interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to clinical medicine. Includes medical interviewing and physical examination skills learned at the bedside with direct patient contact. Clinical medicine is surveyed with emphasis on pathophysiology and diagnosis. Problem-solving skills are stressed, including synthesis and interpretation of medical data. Klaus Hilgarth
  • PATH 603 General Pathology (148 hrs.) (6 cr.) An introduction to mechanisms of disease through demonstrations, lectures, laboratory, and conferences; with emphasis on basic concepts and principles of disease processes. Lab groups of about 20 students review gross specimens and microscopic slides and discuss example clinical cases with clinical histories, signs and symptoms, lab data, radiology images. Pathology faculty, pathology residents and 4th-year medical students assist in labs. Basic diagnosis and treatment are included. There are 3 written exams and 3 lab practical exams- students must use microscopes and interpret glass slides of tumors, infections etc. on the lab exams. Thomas Davis
  • NEU–D 505 Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology (105 hrs.) (5 cr.) A multidisciplinary consideration of structural, functional, and clinical features of the human nervous system. Donald Wong
  • PHAR–F 604 Pharmacology (120 hrs.) (6 cr.) Consists of lectures,quizzes and laboratory. Required for sophomore medical students. Drugs classified as to site and mechanism of action; representative members of each class of drugs discussed; rational clinical uses emphasized; basic statistical techniques and their application to medical problems are introduced. The laboratory experiments illustrate typical actions of drugs. Student projects may be approved in lieu of part of laboratory. Joseph DiMicco
  • PATH c604 Systemic Pathology (88 hrs.) (4 cr.) Presentation of pathology by organ systems with emphasis on etiologic factors, evolution of lesions, pathologic physiology, and clinical correlations. Staff
Third Year Courses
  • PSY–N 730 Psychiatric Clinical Clerkship (4 cr.) Core experiences in techniques of patient evaluation and management within an inpatient, as well as an outpatient, setting. This four-week clerkship includes chemical dependency. Adult as well as child and adolescent psychiatry experiences are offered. Clinical assignments include the following facilities: Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Riley Children’s Hospital, Roudebush VA Medical Center, University Hospital, University Adult Psychiatry Clinic, and Wishard Memorial Hospital/Midtown Community Mental Health Center. Butler and Associates
  • NEU–N 720 Clinical Neurology Clerkship (4 cr.) An integrated core clinical clerkship presented jointly by the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurological Surgery. Staff
  • MED–M m720 Core Medicine Clerkship (8 cr.) Students are assigned to medicine teams that care for patients with problems related to general internal medicine and/or related subspecialties in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Participation in patient care is the primary teaching device; conferences and workshops provide complementary educational modalities. The clerkship is an eight-week rotation. Vu and Staff
  • OBGY–G g730 Obstetrics and Gynecology (6 cr.) Junior year, clinical clerkship. Application of physiologic and pathologic principles of pregnancy. Application of physiologic and pathologic principles of female reproductive biology. Clinic and hospital patient experiences. Staff
  • ANES–L 704 Core Anesthesia Clerkship (0 cr.) The student will participate in the perioperative care of patients receiving anesthesia. Designed to address Competency 2, Basic Clinical Skills. Directed readings keyed to Basics of Anesthesia, (Fifth Edition), edited by Stoelting & Miller, and department generated interactive case studies on Angel.
  • SURG–S  700 Junior Surgery Clerkship (8 cr.) General surgery clerkship and assignment in neurologic, plastic and pediatric surgery, ward rounds, clinics, and conferences. Ladd and Staff
  • MED x730 Clerkship in Family Medicine (4 cr.) Core clerkship will provide the student with basic knowledge and skills to assess common medical problems present in an ambulatory community setting. This course provides principles of family medicine, focusing on biopsychosocial aspects of medical problems, health promotion, and disease prevention. Staff and Volunteer Staff
  • PED–K 710 Core Pediatrics Clerkship (8 cr.) The clerkship in pediatrics for third-year medical students is divided into approximately three-and-a-half week rotations on inpatient and outpatient settings. Inpatient rotations are offered at Riley, Methodist, and Wishard hospitals; outpatient rotations are with general pediatricians including private pediatricians throughout Indiana, and may include one week in the normal newborn nursery (note that at the time of this publication the medical school is in the midst of expansion planning, and those plans include more opportunities for clinical clerkships at different venues around the state). Study and care of patients is augmented by daily lectures or conferences for students, by attending physician rounds and resident physician rounds, by attendance at departmental conferences, and through online curriculum including Computer-assisted Learning in Pediatrics Program (CLIPP).
Fourth Year Courses

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  • MED–M 730 Core Internal Medicine Sub-Internship (4 cr.) Core rotation is designed to prepare students for internship by providing a rigorous clinical experience that closely resembles the internship year. Students are assigned to inpatient Medicine teams that care for patients in the medical intensive care unit or the medical ward setting. Students are given primary patient care responsibilities with a closely guided experience in clinical decision-making that comprises the diagnostic and therapeutic management plans for typical medical conditions related to internal medicine. Students take overnight calls with the team to admit new patients and cover their own patients. The primary method of teaching is active participation in patient care activities with daily teaching attending rounds. Daily conferences and morning reports, along with Web-based case modules, provide a complementary educational venue. The course is a one-month rotation. Vu and Staff
  • EMER–X 720 Emergency Medicine Clerkship (4 cr.) Provides opportunities to learn the efficient evaluation and management of undifferentiated patients with urgent or emergent conditions.
  • RADI r720 Radiology Clerkship (4 cr.) Core clinical clerkship for four weeks in Indiana University radiology department. Staff

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