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

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MED 45072 - Rheumatology

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. Medical clerks in their senior year may elect a one or two month rotation in University Rheumatology. The purpose of this elective is to develop an approach to the assessment and management of articular diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and of systemic rheumatic disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus. This includes an understanding of and proficiency in the musculoskeletal exam. The format of this rotation is that of a clinical preceptorship. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate, present, discuss, document and participate in the management of private patients in the office setting and hospital consults. In these activities students work one on one with experienced faculty. Teaching will include brief clinical lectures, case discussions, musculoskeletal x-ray reviews and demonstration of routine joint procedures such as aspiration and injection. At the beginning of the rotation, students will be given the 700 page Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases with suggested reading selections. In addition, students will participate in the Department of Medicine conference schedule including noon didactic lectures.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
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: Jeffery Bieber -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Jeffery Bieber -
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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