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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PED 45024 - Clinical Genetics

Cr Hrs: 3, 6
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3 or 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. Student will learn to obtain pertinent medical and family history, how to perform a dysmorphology examination, and draw a detailed pedigree. The student will become familiar with a variety of genetic disorders as well as the genetic implications of a wide range of birth defects. A genetic lab experience is included during which the student will learn about chromosome analysis, FISH, and microarray analysis techniques. The student will have the opportunity to perform his/her own karyotype. The student will learn how to approach examination of fetuses with birth defects and learn to calculate genetic risks of recurrence of various disorders. The student will have some responsibility for 20-25 patients per week by performing detailed medical and family histories, physical exams, drawing the pedigree. Every patient is seen with the attending physician. Weekly conferences on a variety of pediatric topics are available.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Chattanooga
Hospital: Erlanger Health System
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Cathy Stevens -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Cathy Stevens -
Course Coordinator: Debby Gignilliat - - 423-778-6696

Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: 8 and 10
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 4 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.

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