Courses by Campus

Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend

Courses by Department | Courses by Campus

First-Year Courses
  • ANAT 501 Anatomy and Embryology (8 cr.) The embryology section of the anatomy block introduces the process of early human development at an anatomical, cellular, molecular, and genetic level. The underlying embryological causes of various human birth defects and disorders are explained. An intensive study of the gross structure of the human body, accomplished through maximum student participation in the dissection of the human cadaver together with formal lectures and assigned readings. Scheel, Halperin and Blakesley
  • CHEM 667 Biochemistry (7 cr.) The lecture sequence provides an analysis of current biochemical topics and an introduction to those areas of biochemistry that are especially relevant in medicine. Emphasis is placed on metabolic pathways, endocrine control, and related clinical problems. McKee
  • MBIO 556 Medical Microbiology and Immunology (7 cr.) The immune system is studied within this course in the context of autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivity reactions, immunodeficiencies and infectious disease. In addition, microbiology and related subtopics are covered including virology, bacteriology, parasitology, and mycology. Primary emphasis is on the molecular basis of disease, including disorders of the immune system and host-microbe relationships. Bohlson, Qian, Velazquez
  • PHSL 504 Human Physiology (7 cr.) The study of the physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems. Emphasis is placed on medical aspects of human physiology. Students use interactive computer modeling to simulate clinical scenarios and analyze normal and pathophysiological responses. Olson
  • SBCM 503 Neuroscience (5 cr.) An integrated neuroscience course that assimilates neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuroembryology, neurobiology, neurochemistry, some neuropharmacology, and clinical neurology. Clinical correlations and introductory neurology comprise approximately 30-40% of this course and will introduce the student to a host of neurological diseases, syndromes, pathologies and congenital disorders commonly encountered in clinical practice. The course covers also the anatomy and physiology of the special senses, including ocular, retinal and inner ear diseases. Marfurt
  • VAN 505 Histology (4 cr.) Histology is a basic science lecture and laboratory course in which students learn the microscopic anatomy and structure-function relationships of cells, tissues, and organs that make up the human body. Lectures provide descriptions of the microanatomy with a strong emphasis on the structural basis of normal cellular processes. Laboratories help students learn the microscopic anatomy of the human body. Histology builds upon Gross Anatomy and is an essential foundation for Physiology and Pathology. Vargo-Gogola
  • XY 600 Introduction to American Healthcare System (2 (60 hrs) cr.) American Healthcare System Course Description: The course will begin with a short history of the American health care system and will be followed by a discussion of the major components of the system (patients, providers, payers), health insurance coverage, managed care programs, the movement for quality health care, physicians in the changing medical marketplace, health care expenditures, and academic medical centers. Navari Pt-Dr Relationship Course Description: A multi-departmental interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to the patient-doctor relationship through interactions with faculty and patients in a variety of settings. Students examine normal human behavior and development throughout the life cycle. Issues addressed include preventative health care, sexuality, cultural diversity, minority health issues, religion and spirituality, family dynamics, economics of health care. and death and dying. Jackson, Knowles and clinical faculty
Second-Year Courses
  • MGEN–Q 605 Medical Genetics (2 cr.) A survey course of lectures and Team-Based learning dealing with the mechanisms and patterns of inheritance. Emphasis on human genetic disorders, risk analysis and counseling, and the genetic components of complex disorders. McKee
  • MSCI–X 651 Introduction to Clinical Medicine II (20 cr.) A multi-departmental course designed to introduce clinical medicine. Includes medical history taking and physical examination skills learned at the bedside with direct patient contact. Clinical medicine is surveyed concurrently with emphasis on pathophysiology and diagnosis. Problem-solving skills are stressed, including synthesis and interpretation of medical data. Sundararajan and clinical faculty
  • MSCI–X 652 Biostatistics (1 cr.) This brief online course introduces descriptive statistics, common distributions, comparison of two parameters, regression analysis, analysis of variance, experimental design and epidemiologic statistics. McKee
  • PATH–C 653 General Pathology (3 cr.) The study of diseases that affect human tissues. Emphasis is placed on the principles of inflammation, necrosis, repair, growth disturbances, and hemodynamic and metabolic disorders. A portion of each chapter is dedicated to histologic analysis. Certain topics are taught using the team-based learning approach. Prahlow
  • PATH–C 654 Systemic Pathology (7 cr.) The study of disease and its relationship to structural and functional abnormalities of specific organ systems. Emphasis is placed on both pathologic anatomy and clinical manifestations of disease. A portion of each chapter is dedicated to histologic analysis. Certain topics are taught using the team-based learning approach. Prahlow
  • PHAR–F 654 Pharmacology (7 cr.) A systematic study of the mechanism of action, disposition, and fate of drugs in living systems with emphasis on drugs of medical importance. Stahelin
Third-Year Courses
  • ANES–L  704 Core Anesthesia Clerkship (2 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), Stoelting (ed.), and department generated interactive case studies on Angel. Emhardt and Staff
  • X 730 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
  • MED–M 720 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.
  • MED–N n720 Clinical Neurology Clerkship (4 cr.) An integrated core clinical clerkship presented jointly by the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurological Surgery. Wojcieszek and Staff.
  • OBGY–G g730 Obstetrics and Gynecology (4 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
  • 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). Harris and Staff.
  • PSY–N  n730 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.
  • SURG–S  700 Junior Surgery Clerkship (8 cr.) General surgery clerkship and assignment in neurologic, plastic and pediatric surgery, ward rounds, clinics, and conferences. Lillemoe, Ladd, and Staff.
Fourth-Year Courses
  • EMER–X  690 Emergency Medicine Clerkship (4 cr.) A part of the Senior Core Curriculum. EM gives students the opportunity to learn the funda-mental approach to evaluation and treatment of the undifferentiated patient with urgent or emergent conditions. Students will be assigned clinically to one of five area hospitals. Humbert and Staff.
  • MED–M m730 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. Buckley and Staff.
  • RADI–R  r720 Radiology Clerkship (4 cr.) Core clinical clerkship for four weeks in Indiana University radiology department. Gunderman and Staff.

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