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130.01  CIEx - Introduction to Hematology and Hematopathology  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

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.

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

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

Restrictions: 3rd or 4th year Medical Student in good standing       Activities: Direct - Seminar, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Seminar

Students will learn principles of laboratory medicine through clinical consultations, seminars, sign-out sessions and rounds with ZSFG Laboratory Medicine Faculty. This elective covers general principles of test selection, the testing process, quality practices, result interpretation and the importance of clinical correlation. Students will gain exposure to subspecialty areas, such as, clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology, microbiology, immunology, serology and transfusion medicine.

140.05  Cellular Therapy  (2 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Nedelcu, J. Esensten       Prerequisite(s): No

Restrictions: No       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Project, Student - Lecture

This novel course is designed to introduce 3rd and 4th year medical students (Career Launch) to the cellular therapy field, including hematopoietic progenitor cells, CAR-T cell, regulatory T cell and other emerging cellular therapies.

140.06  Transfusion Medicine Elective  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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

Restrictions: NA       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Project, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Lecture

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       Prerequisite(s): 4th year student in good Academic Standing

Restrictions: 4th year students       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, 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.

140.08A  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.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Z. Amenhotep       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor preceptor and approval of third- and fourth-year coordinator.

Restrictions: Medical students only       Activities: Direct - Project, Direct - Independent Study

Focused study and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.