FMCH 7525

Cardiovascular Medicine

Contact

Katie MacDonald
Course Coordinator
mse@umn.edu

Paula Guisfredi
Duluth Course Coordinator
pguisfre@d.umn.edu

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    Catalog Description: During this 2-week course students will participate in daily caridiology inpatient rounds. They will work 1:1 with the rounding cardiologist for the week. Responsibilities include the initial cardiology consulation and daily rounds on patients in the hospital. Students will particpate in Noon conferences and Tuesday afternoon didactic sessions [may vary by site].

    Sites: 

    • DU: Essentia Health Systems, 400 East Third St., Duluth, MN
    • JN: St. John's Hospital, 1575 Beam Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:00am-5:00pm

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

    Course Objectives: Students will attend lectures and regularly scheduled noon conferences, make bedside rounds in the Intensive Care Unit and the Coronary Units with staff and residents, and do complete patient work-ups including medical interviews and physical examinations. This course will increase the student's understanding of cardiovascular disease and enable participation in various treatment modalities.

    The student will demonstrate knowledge of:

    • pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease
    • technical aspects of diagnosis and treatment
    • interpretation of electrocardiogram
    • patient rehabilitation including education and preventive aspects
    • impact of disease on the patient, family, and socio-economic relationships

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    Students will work closely with assigned faculty tailoring their experience to best fit their needs. This course will provide exposure to interpreting EKGs, office cardiology, hospital-based cardiology and evaluation testing. Students will attend weekly 2-hour case reviews, weekly 2-hours skills session and appropriate hospital conferences.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • perform a cardiovascular history and exam
    • interpret electrocardiograms
    • understandpatient rehabilitation including education, prevention and community resources
    • understand the impact of cardiovascular disease on the patient and family circumstances
    • understand the socio-economic impact of cardiovascular disease

    Graded Components: 

    • Clinical Assessment by attending

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

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    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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