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

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MED 45073 - 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. This elective is designed to introduce the student to the medical subspecialty of Rheumatology focused on the diagnosis, treatment and management of arthritis, inflammatory diseases and autoimmune system problems affects the joints, soft tissues and connective tissues. Basic concepts in pathophysiology, systematic evaluation will be stressed. The elective will provide opportunity for increased knowledge in the area of history taking, conducting a physical examination leading to diagnosis, treatment and disease management. The elective will introduce traditional and new biologic therapies and treatment of diseases of joints, muscles, and bones, including newer biologic therapies and joint/soft tissue injections. The student will be expected to actively participate in all Rheumatology rounds and patient discussions.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Chattanooga
Hospital: Erlanger Health System
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of MED-30000 or FME-30000

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Michael Brit -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Michael Brit -
Course Coordinator: Joyce Poke - - 423-778-6670

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
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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