Course Descriptions:

CPID 405
Cardio, Pulmonary Infection
Communication with the patient and the caregivers, essential history taking and physical examination practices, requesting goal-directed laboratory tests and interpretation of all patient-related information accurately in the fields of cardiology, pulmonary system diseases and infectious diseases.  Common and important medical diseases, signs and symptoms of diseases, laboratory methods and imaging modalities. Acute, chronic diseases and their management.

IMED 402
Internal Medicine
Communication with the patient and the caregivers, essential history taking and physical examination practices, requesting goal-directed laboratory tests and interpretation of all patient-related information accurately.  Common and important medical diseases, signs and symptoms of diseases, laboratory methods and imaging modalities. Acute, chronic diseases and their management.

MEDI 409
Clinical Ethics
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PEDI 403
Pediatrics
General knowledge on development, health and diseases of children. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment methods in pediatrics. Nutrition (breast feeding, weaning), growth monitoring, vaccination and screening programs in infancy.  Genetic, structural and metabolic diseases of children. Taking history, physical examination, laboratory examination and modern treatment methods of childhood diseases. Infectious, hemato-oncologic, respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, renal, neurologic and endocrine system diseases in pediatric age group

RPHM 406
Rational Pharmacotherapy
This clerkship intends to develop medical students’ prescription writing skills by building a personal drug formulary named P-drug list. Rational pharmacotherapy principles lie at the core of the course. Students select the drugs for a given indication using a multi-attribute utility table based on four criteria: efficacy, safety, suitability, and cost. The utility of the list is then discussed in different situations. Students are encouraged to build their P-drug lists for common indications upon graduation. The clerkship consists of role-playing activities and case discussions and is organized as problem-based lecture (PBL) sessions. Students are encouraged to use internet and print resources and be ready to complete tasks during and after the sessions. At the end of the course, student progression is assessed with an OSCE.
By the end of this clerkship, students are able to:
1) Identify the components of the P-drug list concept
2) Actively experience, step-by-step, choosing a P-drug for a given indication.
3) Compare effective drug groups for an indication according to the criteria.
4) Start the treatment by writing a prescription.
5) Monitor the treatment
6) Assess the outcome

OBGY 404
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Women’s health, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, assisted reproduction, pregnancy, labor and delivery, normal and abnormal pregnancies, diseases of the genital organs, sexually transmitted diseases, gynecologic oncology, diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic diseases.

SURG 401
General Surgery
Understanding basic pathophysiology of surgical problems, basic information on fluid and electrolyte management, shock and hemostasis. Detailed description of clinical signs symptoms, diagnostic methods and surgical/medical treatment of  organ systems such as gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, endocrine will be discussed. Lectures, case presentations, conferences and practical sessions in laboratories, radiology and imaging departments, clinics, emergency room, and operating rooms will be organized to supplement theoretical teaching with clinical experience.

ETPR 412 – III
Ethics and Professionalism
This course aims to enable school of medicine students to develop effective and appropriate patient-centered consultation, learn ethical principles, develop professionalism and physical examination skills that are necessary for good clinical practice with learning sessions in small groups and short role-plays with both the instructor/s and their peers. The course covers training on clinical skills and communication skills in the simulation center and Koc University Hospital.