Curriculum

Host & Defense

SMD 8185

Co-Module Directors: Mary Jo Trout, PharmD

Module Description: This module is an introduction to the principles of immunology, bacteriology, and virology as they apply to human disease. Peer Instruction, Team-Based Learning and WrightQ sessions all emphasize the skills necessary for diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. Throughout this module, the learner will build on foundational knowledge to solve increasingly complex case presentations.

Alignment of WrightCurriculum Educational Objectives to the Module Learning Goals

Boonshoft SOM Educational Objectives

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What competencies will this unit address? 

Foundational Knowledge – Medical Knowledge:

1.1

Master fundamental biomedical concepts, terms, processes, and system interactions

Foundational Knowledge – Medical Knowledge

1.3

Utilize evidence in making clinical decisions

Application – Patient Care

2.2

Diagnose patient health problems

Application – Patient Care

2.3

Propose evidence-based health maintenance and therapeutic treatments

Human Dimension – Personal and Interpersonal Development

4.1

Reflection upon one’s personal strengths and weaknesses to make changes in one’s behavior

Human Dimension – Personal and Interpersonal Development

4.5

Communicate and work effectively with others

Human Dimension – Personal and Interpersonal Development

4.6

Demonstrate leadership skills in a variety of settings

Learning How to learn – Practice-Based Learning

6.2

Stimulate intellectual curiosity to question and advance knowledge through scholarship

Learning How to learn – Practice-Based Learning

6.3

Appropriately utilize evidence-based resources to address uncertainty in medicine and gaps in knowledge/skills

Module-Level Objectives

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What are the module-level objectives for this course? 

Boonshoft SOM Objectives

LO1

Summarize the normal molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the innate and adaptive immune responses to pathogens.

1.1

LO2

Formulate a differential diagnosis by correlating immune mechanisms with clinical findings suggestive of an immunodeficiency.

1.1, 1.3, 2.2

LO3

Describe the pathogenesis of injurious immune responses against foreign or self antigens as seen with hypersensitivity, autoimmune disorders, and transplantation, and apply appropriate pharmacotherapy.

1.1, 2.3

LO4

Correlate the structure, genetics, and pathogenesis of microbes with the clinical manifestations and laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases.

1.1, 2.2

LO5

Justify the most appropriate pharmacotherapeutic regimen, given a clinical case presentation, based on mechanism of action, spectrum of activity, side effect profile and contraindications.

1.1, 2.3

LO6

Explain the mechanisms of active and passive immunization and compare the methods and benefits of the various types of vaccines.

1.1

LO7

Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, treatment, and prognosis of benign and malignant disorders of the lymph nodes and white blood cells.

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1

LO8

Summarize the microbiology characteristics, clinical presentations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the described prototypical bacteria and viruses.

1.1, 1.3, 2.3

LO9

Describe the etiologies, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of bacteremia and sepsis

1.1, 2.3

LO10

Describe how biostatistics and epidemiology are applied to clinical decisions and patient education.

1.3, 2.3

 

Last edited on 06/22/2020.