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105  Infection,Immunity & Inflammation: Topics in Microbiology Im  (11 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): P. Chin-Hong, A. Defranco, B. Schwartz       Prerequisite(s): Second-year medical student standing or consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Independent Study, Laboratory

This required course will cover microbiology,immunology,and infections disease. There will be close integration of basic and clinical science topics, and an HIV framing case will feature prominently. The course will also investigate issues of behavior,and public and international health.

106  Mechanisms, Methods and Malignancies (M3)  (10 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): K. Hyland, G. Hsu       Prerequisite(s): Completion of 1st year medical school at UCSF.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Conference

This multidisciplinary course explores the molecular basis of cancer and provides a framework for understanding its clinical manifestations and treatment strategies. It incorporates many different aspects of cancer: molecular etiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, screening, diagnosis, treatment, patient management, risk factors, prevention, psychosocial and ethical issues. Also covered: benign and malignant hematology.

107  Life Cycle: Topics in Women's & Men's Health & Pediatrics  (14 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): A. Marmor       Prerequisite(s): Second-year medical student standing or permission from the instructor.

Restrictions: Second-year medical students.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Laboratory

In this required course, students study the human developmental sequence and consider special topics in childhood and adolescent medicine, men's and women's health, and aging. One day a week, in the Epilogue component, students review and integrate concepts presented earlier in the Essential Core through case-based study in large and small groups, and laboratories.

109  Advanced Topics in Pharmacology for the Dental Specialist  (1.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): M. Ryder, B. Bast, C. Shiboski, C. McNeill, G. Armitage, S. Youmans

Restrictions: Enrollment in the first or second year of the postgraduate/residency programs in the School of Dentistry including Pediatric Dentistry, General Practice Residency, Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery. Additional enrollment per the request of the student and course director approval.       Activities: Lecture

The basic concepts in clinical applications of the major classes of pharmacological agents used in both general and specialty dental practices will be presented. Faculty from the school of pharmacy and dentistry will first present basic principles in the application of antimicrobials, anti inflammatories, analgesics, bisphosphonates, drugs for major systemic conditions, and major drug interactions, followed by direct clinical correlations and applications.

111  Longitudinal Clinical Experience  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Vener       Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing in School of Medicine.

Restrictions: Third-year standing in School of Medicine.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students are required to take 21 half days of Longitudinal Clinical Experience, and are assigned to preceptorships wherein they must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective patient care in ambulatory care settings with emphasis on continuity of clinical practice.

112  Intersession Series  (1 - 2 units)   Fall, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing in the School of Medicine.MEDICINE 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

The clinical intersession series is a sequence of one-week, case-based courses taught at intervals throughout the third year that provide medical students with tools for patient care in three domains: 1)clinical decision-making; 2)moral foundations of medicine, including professional development; and 3)contxt of health care.

115  Coda  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): B. Monash, H. Chern       Prerequisite(s): 4th year standing in medical school.

Restrictions: 4th year standing in medical school.       Activities: Block Elective

This course is intended to serve as a springboard from medical school to internship. The approach to common clinical, ethical, and social situations encountered during internship will be covered through a combination of lectures, seminars, small groups, team teaching and hands-on skills sessions.

121A  Foundations 1  (10 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Kruidering       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Conference, Independent Study, Laboratory, Web-based course work

This Bridges Curriculum course includes the emerging science of health systems and enduring sciences of structural & microscopic anatomy, cell biology, immunology, genetics, pharmacology, & pathology. It has a clinical microsystem clerkship experience and initiates the Core Inquiry Curriculum, introducing critical analysis of medical science advances. It ends with an ARCH (Assessment, Reflection, Coaching, Health) week, containing structured review of professional & competency development.

121B  Foundations 1  (18 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Chang       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Conference, Independent Study, Laboratory, Web-based course work

This 2nd Bridges Curriculum course has content in CV, pulmonary, and hematology medicine. It explores health and the individual through a social and behavioral sciences lens. It continues an immersive experience in a longitudinal clinical microsystem clerkship (CMC) and a longitudinal Core Inquiry Curriculum (CIC). It concludes with an ARCH 2 (Assessment, Reflection, Coaching, Health) week, which has structured activities for students to review their academic progress and create learning plans.

121C  Foundations 1  (18 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): T. Fulton       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: No       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Conference, Independent Study, Web-based course work

This Bridges Curriculum course has content in renal, GI, and endocrine medicine. It explores health and society through a sociology, public health, and genetics sciences lens. It continues an immersive experience in a longitudinal clinical microsystem clerkship (CMC) and a longitudinal Core Inquiry Curriculum (CIC). It concludes with an ARCH 3 (Assessment, Reflection, Coaching, Health) week, which has structured activities for students to review their academic progress and create learning plans.

121D  Foundations 1  (11 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): B. Schwartz       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Conference, Independent Study, Laboratory, Web-based course work

This SOM Bridges Curriculum course introduces the core foundational science content for immunology, rheumatology, microbiology, infectious diseases, leukemia, and lymphoma. It includes the longitudinal Clinical Microsystem Clerkship (CMC) and a longitudinal Core Inquiry Curriculum (CIC).

123A  Inquiry Immersion 1  (3 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): S. Oakes       Prerequisite(s): N/A

Restrictions: No       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Independent Study, Web-based course work

This Inquiry Immersion course within the Bridges Curriculum is a two-week block that includes foundational didactics, a selective mini-course, and scholarship skill-building.

132A  Foundations of Patient Care  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): H. Whelan, A. Azzam, D. Ciccarone, M. McNamara, H. Nye, A. Chang       Prerequisite(s): Second year medical student status.

Restrictions: Medical students only.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

This course introduces students to advanced clinical skills required for effective and compassionate practice in contemporary health care. Five elements interwoven throughout the course are: professional development, doctor-patient relationship skills, communication skills, physical exam skills, and clinical reasoning skills. Attention will be given to topics such as sexual history taking and the genitourinary exam.

132B  Foundations of Patient Care  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): H. Whelan, A. Azzam, D. Ciccarone, M. McNamara, H. Nye, A. Chang       Prerequisite(s): Second year med student status

Restrictions: Medical students only       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

Building on the foundation of IDS 131A-B-C, advanced skills and knowledge required for practice learned and practiced in small group and preceptorship including differential diagnosis, sexuality, care of the dying, health care funding, streses of medical work, adolescent and elderly patients.

132C  Foundations of Patient Care  (3 units)   Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Chang, A. Azzam, D. Ciccarone, H. Whelan, M. McNamara, H. Nye       Prerequisite(s): First year of medical school.

Restrictions: Restricted to 2nd year medical students.       Activities: Lecture, Conference

The 2-week Transitional Clerkship will build on best aspects of its predecessor course, Prep for Clerkships, and the pilot course, 1st Clerkship at SFGH in 2006. The course will include clinical experiences on the wards in a non-evaluative, supportive environment, as well as lectures and small group seminars, all designed to hone communication and procedural skills that students will need as they enter their clerkships.

140.05  Teaching Strategies, Curriculum Development, Learning Theory  (6 units)   Fall, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Wamsley       Prerequisite(s): N/A

Restrictions: 4th year medical students. Maximum of 24 students       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Project

All students in the Health Professions Education Pathway are required to take this core course. Participating students will have the opportunity to develop their teaching and curriculum development skills and to better understand the principle learning theories in health professions education. Restrictions: this course is restricted to 4th year medical, pharmacy, and dentistry students who have been accepted into the Health Professions Education Pathway.

140.09  Health & Society  (6 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): N. Wortis       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Required for medical students in the Pathway to Discovery in Health & Society. Open to UCSF learners from all schools and all levels of training.       Activities: Block Elective

The H&S Pathway will prepare a diverse group of UCSF learners to be scholars and leaders in health policy, health systems, health disparities, community engagement, advocacy, social science, and/or behavioral science. The H&S Pathway's mission is to foster discovery, inquiry, and innovation by learners through the embrace of three principles: self-directed learning supported by mentoring, a multi-disciplinary approach, and continual program evaluation and improvement.

140.10  HPE Pathway: Learning Theories, Assessment & Edu Leadership  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Wamsley, D. Irby

Restrictions: Restricted to learners in the Health Professions Education Pathway and instructor approval required       Activities: Block Elective

A series of 3 separate topics required for the HPE Pathway: Learning Theories, Assessment, and Edu. Leadership. Through a combination of online modules and face-to-face workshops, learners will study the main theories on learning, different types of assessment, construction of assessment tools, and leadership skills. Learners will be asked to apply these concepts by analyzing clinical learning situations, developing multiple assessment tools, and analyzing and practicing key leadership skills.

140.20  Pathways to Discovery Project Work  (3 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Stewart       Prerequisite(s): Approval by chosen Area of concentration course director.

Restrictions: 3rd or 4th year medical students only. Varies by project 40 hours.      

The Area of Concentration course provides dedicated faculty mentoring and support for students who are completing the experimental phase of their AoC project and developing the tangible legacy to be presented at the annual AoC symposium. The approved project areas for this course include: Science, Community Service, Leadership, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Global Health.

140.60  Expanding WikiProject Medicine  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Azzam, D. Lowenstein       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: This elective will be available to 4th year medical students.       Activities: Block Elective

Admit it'you use Wikipedia extensively. Who doesn't? But do you use it for medical information? Your patients do! So if Wikipedia is the most widely used medical reference in the world, and the third most visited medical reference in the US, why not be a part of increasing the quality of reliable information there by becoming a WikiProject: Medicine Wikipedia editor? This course will teach you how.

140.70  The Digital Revolution in Health Professions Education  (6 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): A. Azzam, A. Sawyer       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

Technology is everywhere, including in the delivery of health care, education, and the intersection of those two domains. This course collaboratively designed by both the Center for Digital Health Innovation and the School of Medicine's Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) unit will provide learners with 1) an overview of the evolving landscape of education technologies, and 2) leverage students' active participation in accelerating the pace of change towards those evolving technologies.

170.01  Women Physicians of Color  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): A. Martinez

Restrictions: Limited to first and second year Medical students only.       Activities: Seminar

This course examines the professional socialization of women of color. Participants will discuss readings about physicians' life stages, considering issues specific to women of color. Invited women medical students and physicians will discusss their professional experiences.

170.02  Patient as Teacher: A Skills-based Approach to Dementia  (0 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): R. Ketelle, C. Barton       Prerequisite(s): N/A

Restrictions: N/A       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

The focus of this 3 quarter elective is health education via service learning. Students will learn about dementia and receive skills training to interact with patients with difficulty communicating or other cognitive impairments. Each student will meet with a UCSF Memory and Aging Center patient with mild to moderate dementia for 2 hours per month for an academic year. The visits will allow patients to educate students about their symptoms and how dementia affects their personal life

170.03  Genomic & Precision Medicine  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): K. Hyland, J. Tenney       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: This course is intended for first year Medical Students and first year Genetic Counseling students. It is also open to students from other schools. There is an enrollment cap of 25 students.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

The course will provide an introduction to important genomic and precision medicine topics including ethical/legal issues, genetic counseling, cancer genomics, translational bioinformatics, PGx, GWAS, DTC genetic testing and clinical utility and future applications of genomics in medicine. Students will be able to work with real genomic data in a sophisticated way to learn genomic data analysis and interpretation.

170.04  Peer Teaching Program  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Harmon       Prerequisite(s): N/A

Restrictions: N/A       Activities: Lecture

This course is designed for first year medical students to receive weekly review sessions taught by second year medical students on material covered in their academic coursework. These review sessions will provide the key learning points covered in lectures, anatomy sessions, and small groups in a “chalk talk” style review. Students will be required to attend 8 of the 12 sessions to receive credit for this course.

170.05  Peer Teaching Program: Teaching  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): D. Harmon       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Must be selected to teach in the Peer Teaching Program.       Activities: Lecture

This course is designed for students selected to be part of the Peer Teaching Program. Students will learn teaching techniques through didactic teaching sessions and teaching their classmates in the Pathogens & Host Defenses course, where they will receive both group and one-on-one feedback to facilitate their own growth as teachers. Students will be required to attend weekly Tuesday feedback sessions, and teach at least twice during the Pathogens & Host Defenses course.

172  Seminars in Emerging Science and Practice of Therapeutics  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): F. Aweeka, P. Chin-Hong, P. Babbitt       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Project

This course is intended to expose students to cutting edge discovery and inquiry opportunities in UCSF with lecture topics focused on biomedical, clinical, social and behavioral, and systems science. Lectures reflect the diversity of research conducted at UCSF. This elective consists of lectures, paireadings from the literature, and small group discussions. Students will produce a paper presenting their ideas and conclusions about how the topic could contribute to therapeutic pract

180  Career Choice Elective  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Duncan, K. Hauer       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Independent Study, Clinical Clerkship

This three-unit elective will provide 3rd year medical students clinical exposure to several medical specialties over a two-week period. The following departments will be part of the course: Medicine, Urology, Derm, Otolaryngology, and Ophthalmology. The course will include self-reflection exercises related to the career selection process to support the student experience. Students will sample multiple specialties, with the goal of further clarifying potential career path options.

182  Dental Implantology  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Smith, F. Finzen       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: DPG and 3rd- or 4th-year dental students only      

A didactic elective course on dental implantology. The diagnostic, surgical, laboratory, restorative, periodontal, and maintenance phases of dental implant treatment will be presented.

186  Current Issues in Dental Research  (0.5 - 1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff

Activities: Seminar

Through lectures and group discussions participants will obtain knowledge in dental research. Current topics, research problems, research methodology encompassing basic, applied and clinical sciences will be presented. Faculty presentations of current research will integrate research findings with clinical practice.

187  Clinical Dental Implantology  (0.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): F. Finzen, R. Smith       Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with or after successful completion of IDS 182.

Activities: Laboratory, Clinical Clerkship

A clinical elective course on dental implantology. The diagnostic, surgical, laboratory, restorative, periodontal, and maintenance phases of dental implant treatment will be presented.

195  Consortium Interdisciplinary Research  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): D. Dohan       Prerequisite(s): Submission of fully approved SF Consortium application.

Restrictions: None.      

This is a utility course intended to facilitate access to UCSF resources for UC Hastings students doing research on medical topics.

196  Medical Student Teaching  (3 - 15 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff

Restrictions: Approval of instructor       Activities: Field Work

In this course, medical students develop their competencies as medical educators through direct teaching and/or development of medical education materials and resources.

197  Group Supervised Study  (1 - 12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): INTERDEPT 101 INTERDEPT 102A INTERDEPT 102B INTERDEPT 103A INTERDEPT 103B INTERDEPT 104 INTERDEPT 105 INTERDEPT 106 INTERDEPT 131A INTERDEPT 131B INTERDEPT 131C INTERDEPT 132A INTERDEPT 132B INTERDEPT 107

Restrictions: Students must get instructor approval       Activities: Independent Study

This course is a structured program of study by qualifying medical students of the foundational sciences that are most relevant to clinical practice and the USMLE Step 1 and/or Step 2 exams.

198  Intermediate Independent Study  (1 - 12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Students must get instructor approval       Activities: Independent Study

This course is a structured program of interdisciplinary study to take students through all of the basic, clinical, and social science material represented on the the USMLE Step 1 licensing exam.

199A  Advanced Independent Study A  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Masters       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: 4th Year Medicine       Activities: Independent Study

This two-week course is a advanced structured program of interdisciplinary study to take students through all of the basic, clinical, and social science material relevant to taking the USMLE Step 2 licensing exam.

199B  Advanced Independent Study B  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Masters       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: 4th year medicine; instructor approval required.       Activities: Independent Study

This four-week course involves interdisciplinary study to take students through the basic, clinical, and social science material relevant to USMLE Step 2 exam, the most advanced licensing exam that medical students are required to complete. After creating and receiving approval for a study plan based on their individualized performance data from assessments in the curriculum and the USMLE Step 1 exam, students will use the plan to guide their independent preparation for Step 2 CK.

200  Dentist-Scientist Training-Program Related Study  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): G. Marshall

Restrictions: Must be a DDS-PhD trainee in the Dentist-Scientist Training Program at UCSF.      

Full-time study in other Dentist-Scientist Training Program components at UCSF or UC Berkeley.

204  Medical Science Training Program Related Study  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Anderson       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.      

Full time study in other Medical Science Training Program (MSTP) components at UCSF.

498  Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Program Related Study  (0 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): A. Martinez

Restrictions: Students in the Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Program      

Full time study in other Medicine Post-Baccalaureate components at UCSF

499  Preparing for Health Professions School  (3 - 4 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Martinez, D. Perry, S. Youmans

Restrictions: 1. Students must be accepted into a UCSF Post Baccalaureate Program (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy). 2. Students must have a Bachelor’s Degree.       Activities: Seminar

This program prepares students from disadvantaged backgrounds for matriculation to professional schools. UCSF faculty lead classes on health disparities, ethics, cultural sensitivity, and care for underserved communities and serve as mentors for students. Students develop skills for future success in professional schools including MCAT/DAT preparation. Students develop research skills and lead seminars on health topics. Students take science classes at UCB-Extension.