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.
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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.
- Clinical assessment by faculty
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Course equivalency: Does not apply