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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MED 45042 - Infectious Diseases

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. This elective will be to teach the student how to be an effective consultant and assist the student in improving his/her knowledge of infectious diseases. Upgrade the student’s knowledge regarding the use of antimicrobial agents, and improve the student’s understanding of the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered infectious diseases with attention to the use of the history and readily available laboratory tests. The student will be responsible for>5 new patients workups per week. Attending rounds will be held at least 5 days per week. At attending rounds the student will present his/her new patients to the attending physician. At the time of presentation the student should also have formulated an assessment and plan. The student will see new patients, make daily rounds on his/her old patients and be present at attending physician rounds. He/she will be responsible for a daily update of his/her patients to the attending. Faculty and residents will review patient assessments and plans of therapy. Students will participate in the outpatient clinics for HIV, TB, and STD’s at the Knox County Health Department. Each student is given assigned reading materials.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Knoxville
Hospital: University of Tennessee Medical Center-Knoxville
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of MED-30000 or FME-30000

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Mahmound Shorman -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Mahmound Shorman -
Course Coordinator: Deanna Porter - - 865-305-4323

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: None
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

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