This intensive theme is an introduction to Human Medicine and explores several career options in the medical field.
Intensive Theme Description:
In this class we will learn about the history of human medicine, review the musculo-skeletal and cardiac system and related diseases. Through hands on experiences we will learn about assessment techniques and practice assessment skills. In addition, we will introduce students to many health care related careers through guest speakers, field trips to hospitals and a medical conference.
- Students will identify major bones and muscles in the human body
- Students will identify location and general features of the heart, the structure and function of heart valves
- Students will trace the flow of blood through the chambers of the heart and identify sounds in the cardiac cycle
- Students will demonstrate skills of head to toe assessment including blood pressure, heart and lung auscultation
- Students will identify at least ten careers in the field of medicine
- Learn head to toe assessment skills from a local pediatric nurse practioner
- Learn about a variety of careers from speakers at Gillette Children’s Hospital
- Learn to suture, inflate a lung, use endoscopic tools through a hands on lab at the U of M
- Learn what it is really like to be a doctor from a live panel of medical students, residents, and physicians at the “So you want to be a doctor” conference.
Students who wish to participate in this intensive theme should:
- Come prepared to participate in discussions, hands on activities and lectures
This course has a fee. Please follow the link below to see the current fee.
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