Curriculum

Hematology (SMD 551)

Total Contact Hours: 34.5 hours

Course Director: Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Course Description: This course presents the functional morphology of blood cells (normal and abnormal), how important blood diseases manifest, and the approaches to diagnosis and treatment of blood and clotting diseases.

Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, and 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

P1, P2, P3

Describe the morphology, physiology, and biochemistry of blood, marrow, and lymphatic tissues.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Exam question banks

FAQ Review session

TBL  GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Microscope tutorials

Digital blood atlas

K1

Identify and apply knowledge of the molecular mechanisms in leukemia and lymphoma, given a case vignette.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Exam question banks

FAQ Review session

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

Identify and explain the pathogenesis, staging, and general management approaches for a patient with a hematopoietic or lymphoid tumor, given a case vignette.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Clinical workshops

Exam question banks

FAQ Review session

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

Identify growth factors, biologic products, and how chemotherapeutic agents work in leukemia or lymphoma, given a case vignette.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Exam question banks

FAQ Review session

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Generate a differential diagnosis and determine further diagnostic strategies for a patient with a probable myeloproliferative disorder, leukemia, or lymphoma, given a case vignette.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Exam question banks,

FAQ Review session

TBL  GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Digital blood atlas

K1

Identify pathogenesis of red cell metabolism disorders by applying knowledge of how iron, vitamin B12, folate, and common enzymes relate to red cell metabolism, given a case vignette.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Exam question banks

FAQ Review session

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Microscope tutorials

K1

Identify and explain the key characteristics of sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, or megaloblastic anemia at the cellular, systems, and patient presentation levels, given a case vignette.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Clinical workshops

Exam question banks

FAQ Review session

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Patient-Physician panel

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Compose a differential diagnosis and choose appropriate anemia diagnostic approaches, given a case vignette.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Exam question banks

FAQ Review session

TBL  GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Digital blood atlas

K1

Interpret laboratory results of a patient with a coagulopathy, given a case vignette.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Exam question banks

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

Identify the most common heritable coagulopathies and discuss their pathobiology and clinical presentation.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Exam question banks

FAQ Review session

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

Identify best choice therapeutic agents for a patient requiring anticoagulant therapy, and justify choices by describing mechanisms of actions and fit with clinical condition, given a case vignette.

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

 

Clinical workshops

Exam question banks

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

K1

Identify the health benefits of patients receiving blood-derived products

MCQ Exam

Term 1 Exam

Blood banking quiz

Exam question banks

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

Virtual blood banking lab

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Solve complex problems effectively in teams and complete projects in a defined time-frame

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

TBL  GAPP

Study of advance assignment

Interactions with peers and faculty during live TBL session

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Provide constructive feedback to peers and respond to constructive feedback

TBL peer feedback at end of Term 1

Interactions with peers during TBL sessions

Participation in TBL

Completion of peer feedback

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Productively contribute to the learning power of teams through adequate preparation, punctuality and creation of a positive, encouraging atmosphere.

TBL peer feedback at end of Term 1

Interactions with peers during TBL sessions

Participation in TBL

Completion of 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.