Curriculum

Cells, Tissues, and Organ Systems (SMD 572)

Total Contact Hours: 153 hours

Course Director: Larry J. Ream, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology

Course Description: This course introduces the foundations of cellular biology, histology, physiology, and organ systems physiology. Through presentation, laboratory exercises, and team-based learning modules, the principles of cellular structure and function are applied to clinical problems.

Course Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, Teaching and Learning Activities, and their Integration with the Institutional Educational Objectives:

Institutional Objectives

Learning Goals

Assessment Activities (graded)

Practice/Feedback Activities (non-graded)

Teaching and Learning Activities

K1

C2, C3

Identify and describe features of normal cell structure and function including basic cell components, cell-to-cell attachments, basic principles of signal transduction, mechanisms of cellular homeostasis, the cell cycle, and cell death.

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practical Lab Exam

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Practice Practical Lab Exam Questions 

Practice Practical Labs

Lecture Review Sessions

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

Electron Micrograph Exercise 

Electron Micrograph Review

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Capstone sessions

 

 

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Describe normal tissue structure and function, including the ability of classify the four basic tissues (epithelial cells, connective tissue cells, muscle cells, and nerve cells).

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practical Lab Exam

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Practice Practical Lab Exam Questions 

Practice Practical Labs

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

Electron Micrograph Exercise 

Electron Micrograph Review

TBL GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Microscope lab sessions

Capstone sessions

TBL

K1

C2, C3

Recognize the normal histological appearance of the major organs of the body, including the organs that make up the nervous, cardiovascular, integumentary, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems.

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practical Lab Exam

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Practice Practical Lab Exam Questions 

Practice Practical Labs

Lecture Review Sessions

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

Electron Micrograph Exercise 

Electron Micrograph Review

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Computer lab sessions

Physiology Problem-Solving Workshops

Capstone sessions

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given case vignettes or other problem-solving questions, identify and solve problems using physiological principles of each of the major organs of the body, including the organs that make up the nervous, cardiovascular, integumentary, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems.

“Written” MCQ Exam

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Lecture Review Sessions

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

TBL GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Computer lab sessions

Physiology Problem-Solving Workshops

Capstone sessions

TBL

K1

Interpret the normal ultrastructure of cells, tissues and organs using electron micrographs.

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practice “Written” MCQ Exam Questions

Practice Practical Lab Exam Questions 

Practice Practical Labs

Practice Cue Cards - TA (Self-Study)

Electron Micrograph Exercise 

Electron Micrograph Review

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Capstone sessions

K1

C2

Demonstrate the ability to effectively use the standard light microscope.

“Written” MCQ Exam

Practical Lab Exam

Practice Practical Labs

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Microscope lab sessions

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Work effectively to solve complex problems in teams.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Practice Practical Labs

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

TBL GAPP

Microscope lab sessions

TBL

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Teach fellow students and learn from fellow students in a peer-learning mode.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Practice Practical Labs

Microscope Small Group Review Sessions

TBL GAPP

Microscope lab sessions

TBL

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Provide constructive feedback to peers and respond to constructive feedback.

TBL peer feedback

 

 

Institutional Educational Objectives

Category addressed Definition
1. Institutional Objectives What does our institution want our graduates to do?
2. Learning Goals If your students mastered the content of your course, what would they be able to do?
3. Assessment Activities (graded)
4. Practice/Feedback Activities (non-graded)
What will students need to do for them and others (peers, professors) to know whether they have achieved this specific learning goal?
5. Teaching and Learning Activities How will students get the information they need to learn?

Knowledge and Lifelong Learning

  • K1: The graduate will demonstrate knowledge of the basic medical sciences; clinical skills; and the ability to acquire, manage, and use current information for clinical decision-making and problem-solving in the care of individual patients, family members, populations, and systems of care delivery.
  • K2: The graduate will demonstrate knowledge of the ethical, social, economic, and cultural influences upon the health of and health care delivery to patients and patient populations, and will be able to propose realistic approaches to improving the health of an individual patient and for a patient population.
  • K3: The graduate will be able to identify the diverse factors that influence the health of the individual and the community; identify the socio-cultural, familial, psychological, economic, environmental, legal, political, and spiritual factors impacting health care and health care delivery; and be able to respond to these factors by planning and advocating the appropriate course of action at both the individual and the community level.

Interpersonal and Communication

  • C1: The graduate will demonstrate the ability to establish a professional relationship with a patient, build a comprehensive medical and social/personal history, conduct either a focused or comprehensive physical examination as indicated, construct a differential diagnosis, and recommend a course of treatment consistent with current standards of care.
  • C2: The graduate will demonstrate the ability to communicate (written and oral) clearly, professionally, and effectively with patients, their family members, health care team members, and peers.
  • C3: The graduate will demonstrate the capacity to listen to and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from peers and teachers, as well as give constructive feedback and evaluation to peers and faculty as requested.

Professionalism, Advocacy, and Personal Growth

  • P1: The graduate will be able to identify personal strengths and weaknesses in the care of patients and working with colleagues and allied health professionals, and, if indicated, demonstrate the ability to make changes in behavior that facilitate collaborative relationships.
  • P2: The graduate will demonstrate through the period of undergraduate medical education a pattern of responsible behaviors consistent with the highest ethical standards of the profession: honesty, confidentiality, reliability, dependability, civility, and punctuality.
  • P3: The graduate will demonstrate a commitment to leadership and the advancement of new knowledge.

 

Last edited on 01/28/2015.