MED 7532

Pulmonary Disease

Contact

Kristine Christopherson
Course Coordinator
paccsedu@umn.edu

Campus
Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
Requirement
MS Year
Hands-On
Terms Offered
Credits
Prerequisites

Details

Catalog Description: This elective is designed to expand students' understanding of respiratory pathophysiology as they acquire new skills in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary diseases.

Sites: 

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Site Code

Site Name

Notes

MF-1068

UMMC - East Bank

 

HH-1001

Hennepin County Medical Center

 

HP-1015

Regions Hospital

 

VA-1000

VA Medical Center

 

Required session attendance: Does not apply

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives: At the end of the rotation, students will have improved their ability to do the following:

  • Perform a complete pulmonary history and physical exam
  • Interpret chest imaging, including chest x-rays, CT scans, and V/Q scans
  • Interpret, and clinically correlate, pulmonary function tests including spirometry, bronchodilator and methacholine responses, lung volumes, diffusing capacity, arterial blood gases, and exercise tests
  • Interpret microbiologic specimens including sputum gram stain and culture, as well as bronchoscopy specimens
  • Diagnose and provide initial management of common respiratory problems including asthma, COPD, pulmonary embolism, community acquired pneumonia, sleep disordered breathing, pleural effusions, lung cancer, and acute respiratory failure.
  • Understand the role of bronchoscopy, chest imaging, percutaneous biopsy, and surgical biopsy in the diagnosis pulmonary disease.

Graded Components: 

  • Clinical assessment by faculty

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: Does not apply

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