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130.01  Introduction to Hematology and Hematopathology  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Y. Xie       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will gain experience in clinical laboratory hematology and hematopathology, including a variety of different blood disorders, as well as transfusion medicine.

140.01  Principles of Laboratory Medicine  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Z. Amenhotep, A. Wu, B. Haller       Prerequisite(s): Two years of medical school.

Restrictions: 3rd or 4th year Medical Student in good standing       Activities: Seminar, Laboratory, Clinical Clerkship

Students learn principles of laboratory medicine through sessions, seminars, sign-out and rounds with ZSFG Lab Medicine Faculty. General principles of test selection, testing process, quality practices, result interpretation and correlation with clinical medicine are covered with exposure to specific areas, such as, clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology, microbiology, immunology, serology and transfusion medicine. The focus can be adapted to accommodate the student's interest.

140.06  Transfusion Medicine Elective  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Bakhtary, E. Nedelcu       Prerequisite(s): NA

Restrictions: NA       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This novel Transfusion Medicine Elective is designed to prepare future physicians to understand the overall transfusion process, blood bank testing, blood products indications and contraindications, transfusion reactions and other transfusion-related topics with emphasis on achieving practical skills, including how to appropriately order blood products, and recognize and report transfusion reactions.

140.07  Hematology  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Kogan

Activities: Conference

Students participate in daily operations of the hematology laboratory, working with a resident on either the Bone Marrow or Heme-Coag rotations evaluating current case materials, attending daily signout rounds, and attending weekly teaching conferences.

140.08  Laboratory Medicine Microbiology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): B. Haller

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Conference, Laboratory

Course provides practical microbiology laboratory instruction correlated with clinical infectious disease rounds. The goal is a better understanding of how to use the laboratory for infectious diseases diagnosis. The schedule can be modified to accommodate special interests in microbiology.

140.08A  Microbiology 2 week elective  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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

Restrictions: 3rd or 4th year medical student in good standing       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Laboratory, Clinical Clerkship

This two week course is designed to provide the medical student with a fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of Clinical Microbiology. Through direct observation of benchwork, weekly didactic sessions, teaching rounds, and other learning materials, the student will receive instruction in the following areas of Microbiology: Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Infectious Disease Serology, Virology and Molecular Diagnostics.