Curriculum

Pathobiology and Therapeutics (SMD 535)

Total Contact Hours: 75 hours

Co-Course Directors: Paul G. Koles, M.D., Associate Professor, Pathology and Surgery, Mary Jo Trout, Pharm.D, Director, Therapeutics Curriculum, Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Pharmacology & Toxicology

Course Description: This course is the introduction to general pathological processes and to basic principles of pharmacology before beginning a detailed study of the physiology, pathology, and pharmacology of each organ system of the human body in the second year.

Course 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, K3

C2

P2

Foundational Knowledge, Path Use the vocabulary of pathology to describe disease.

Vocabulary MCQ exam

(36 questions)

Comprehensive Term 1 and Term 2 Final Exams

Practice questions:

  • MCQ review sessions
  • Klatt & Kumar’s Review of Pathology
  • Katzung & Trevor’s Board Review of Pharmacology

Study of two textbooks

(students independently define 100 essential terms)

Lectures:  definitions repeated and applied

K1, K3

C2

P2

Foundational Knowledge, Pharm
Use the vocabulary of pharmacology to describe interactions between the body and drugs.

Vocabulary MCQ exam

(36 questions)

Comprehensive Term 1 and Term 2 Final Exams

Practice questions:

  • MCQ review sessions
  • Klatt & Kumar’s Review of Pathology (MCQ review)
  • Katzung & Trevor’s Board Review of Pharmacology  (MCQ Review)

Study of two textbooks

(students independently define 100 essential terms)

Lectures:  definitions are repeated and applied

K1, K2, K3

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application of Knowledge, Path
Analyze genetic, anatomic, and laboratory data to make conclusions about the etiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, morphology, and clinical features of disease.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Weekly MCQ exams

Final Exam

Comprehensive Term 1 and Term 2 Final Exams

Intra-lecture questions based on assigned reading

MCQ Review sessions

TBL  GAPP

MCQ reviews of  path/pharm

Textbook study

Live lectures

Self-Instruction modules

Syllabus

MCQ reviews of path/pharm

K1, K2, K3

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application of Knowledge, Pharm
Predict the effects of drugs that use ANS receptors by using knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Weekly MCQ exams

Final Exam

Comprehensive Term 1 and Term 2 Final Exams

Intra-lecture questions based on assigned reading

MCQ Review sessions

TBL  GAPP

MCQ reviews of  path/pharm

Textbook study

Live lectures

Self-Instruction modules

Syllabus

MCQ reviews of path/pharm

K1, K2, K3

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application of Knowledge, Pharm
Interpret graphic or numerical data to form conclusions about pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacogenetics.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Weekly MCQ exams

Final Exam

Comprehensive Term 1 and Term 2 Final Exams

Intra-lecture questions based on assigned reading

MCQ Review sessions

TBL  GAPP

MCQ reviews of  path/pharm

Textbook study

Live lectures

Self-Instruction modules

Syllabus

MCQ reviews of path/pharm

K1, K2, K3

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application of Knowledge, Pharm Describe mechanisms of action and predict the physiologic  effects of autonomic, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, antineoplastic, and immune-modulating drugs.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Weekly MCQ exams

Final Exam

Comprehensive Term 1 and Term 2 Final Exams

Intra-lecture questions based on assigned reading

MCQ Review sessions

TBL  GAPP

MCQ reviews of  path/pharm

Textbook study

Live lectures

Self-Instruction modules

Syllabus

MCQ reviews of path/pharm

K1, K2, K3

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application of Knowledge, Path (integration)
Evaluate a patient’s laboratory data (anatomic and clinical) to determine the appropriate class of drug or specific agent that would benefit that patient.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Weekly MCQ exams

Final Exam

Comprehensive Term 1 and Term 2 Final Exams

Intra-lecture questions based on assigned reading

MCQ Review sessions

TBL  GAPP

MCQ reviews of  path/pharm

Textbook study

Live lectures

Self-Instruction modules

Syllabus

MCQ reviews of path/pharm

K1, K2, K3

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application of Knowledge, Pharm (integration)
Predict the effects of a specific drug or class of drug on a patient’s disease, including both therapeutic and adverse effects.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Weekly MCQ exams

Final Exam

Comprehensive Term 1 and Term 2 Final Exams

Intra-lecture questions based on assigned reading

MCQ Review sessions

TBL  GAPP

MCQ reviews of  path/pharm

Textbook study

Live lectures

Self-Instruction modules

Syllabus

MCQ reviews of path/pharm

K1, K2, K3

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Learning How to Learn
Acquire knowledge through reading Golan and Robbins textbooks, guided by faculty’s learning objectives.

TBL  IRAT/GRAT

Weekly MCQ exams

Final Exam

Comprehensive Term 1 and Term 2 Final Exams

Intra-lecture questions based on assigned reading

MCQ Review sessions

TBL  GAPP

MCQ reviews of  path/pharm

Independent reading of textbooks in preparation for classroom activities, studying with peers, TBL modules, and exams

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 03/31/2015.