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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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SUR2 4150/F - Introduction to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Cr Hrs: 3.5, 7
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3.5 or 7 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. Students who complete this rotation have expanded their knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and the central and peripheral nervous systems. Students will develop a beginning level of competence in management of patients with disability through exposure to an academic rehabilitation practice. This will include rehabilitative history, examination, and exposure to rehabilitation in several settings. Students will develop skills in management of complex wounds. The students will have some responsibility for about 4-6 patients per week. By the latter part of the rotation, students will examine patients, take a rehabilitative history, and work with the attending physiatrist to develop a rehabilitative plan. They will be able to follow their patients through therapy in the inpatient setting. Students will monitor their patients and directly report to the attending physician. Students will work closely with the attending faculty. The settings are University Hospital for Consultations, the outpatient UT Wound Center, an acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, and a Skilled Nursing Facility with a Rehabilitation unit. The attending physiatrist is a member of the Surgery department and attends Surgery Grand Rounds on Thursdays. Students will have weekends free to study and enjoy the Knoxville area.

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 (SUR1-3001/F or SUR2-3001/F or SUR3-3001/F or SUR4-3001/F)

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Jeffrey S. Hecht -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Jeffrey S. Hecht -
Course Coordinator: Missy Maples - - 865-305-9618

Prior Authorization: Yes
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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