General Principles Block Syllabus-Description MIC/Last updated 04-29-13
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IVMS is primarily a medical student and IMG physician Web 2.0 companion. This SDL-Face to Face hybrid courseware is a digitally tagged and content enhanced replication of the United States Medical Licensing Examination's Cognitive Learning Objectives (Steps 1, 2 or 3); including authoritative reusable learning object (RLO) integration and scholarly Web Interactive PowerPoint-driven multimedia shows/ PDFs.

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  1. 1. General Principles Block Syllabus-Description MIC/Last updated 04-29-13 1 General Principles Block Syllabus-Description Facilitator: Marc Imhotep Cray, M.D. Basic Medical Sciences Teacher E-mail: drcray@imhotepvirtualmedsch.com IVMS is primarily a medical learner and IMG physician Web 2.0 companion. This SDL-Face to Face hybrid courseware is a digitally tagged and content enhanced replication of the United States Medical Licensing Examination's Cognitive Learning Objectives (Steps 1, 2 or 3); including authoritative reusable learning object (RLO) integration and scholarly Web Interactive PowerPoint-driven multimedia shows/ PDFs. Comprehensive hypermedia BMS learning outcomes and detailed, content enriched learning objectives. Additionally, IVMS provides upper- level undergraduate courses designed for Pre-Med, Medical student, physicians and biomedical science majors. The courses of study are a part of a sequential learning-track from advance high school, to pre-med leading to medical learners sitting successfully for their USMLE Step 1. N.B. - As various learners are at different points in their academic development, the purpose of this survey is twofold: Firstly, to provide each learner with an individualized learning outline for self-directed learning (SDL) and Learner-Teacher face-to-face meetings with objectives, learning strategies, resources, and evaluation criteria as a guide for study and personal academic growth. Secondly, to provide all BMS learners with an outlined guide of the objectives and content of the general principles of basic medical science as the foundation for BMS organ system studies and clinical medicine that should be met in several learning domains; including cognitive, psychomotor and affective. General Principles Block Description This 8 week General Principles Block will facilitate the learners' first layer of learning and understanding of the development (embryology), structure (gross, cytology, histology and neuroanatomy) and function (physiology) of the healthy human body by introducing each of its major organ systems at the macroscopic and microscopic levels. It is a progressive building on the genetic, cellular, and molecular and biochemical knowledge base established thus far. In addition, the learner will learn to recognize and discuss the implications of altered structure and function (pathology and pathophysiology) of the body and identify changes in the structure and function of the human body associated with inflammation, cell injury and aging processes and be able to distinguish normal changes associated with these conditions from those that denote disease. Furthermore the general principles of pharmacology including, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, most frequently prescribed drugs classifications, indications, reactions, and interactions will be introduced with a particular focus on and Autonomic, CNS, Endocrine, Cardiovascular and Chemotherapeutic pharmacology in the latter portion of the block. Finally, it is during this General Principles Block that the learner will be formally introduced to
  2. 2. General Principles Block Syllabus-Description MIC/Last updated 04-29-13 2 Case Based Learning and the Physician, the Patient and Society, including communication skills, history taking, the physical examination and write ups. Overview of General Principles Block Content Eight Medical Problems will be a major point of focus in this General Principles Block. These problems will be presented and dissected by the learners in a Case Based Learning (CBL) context under the guidance of a faculty tutor who will facilitate deeper layered discussion. In addition to the above content and methods, a series of sessions will be presented to the learner by faculty experts both on campus and on-line. (Please refer to the schedule/syllabus samples below for an outline of daily activities). These sessions will in some cases be presentations of new materials, but there will be significant emphasis placed on opportunities for interaction and discussion, for which it is expected that learners will have studied the identified materials in advance and will come prepared to identify and discuss issues they are having difficulty in understanding. Educational Philosophy Anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, pathology, microbiology and pharmacology are significant portions of the foundation of modern medical practice. Throughout these eight weeks of intensive study it is my goal as a facilitator to share my enthusiasm for the subjects with an overview and a global general principles focus at center. We will present a well-organized informative combination of subject-based and problem-based activities that emphasizes the essential information that learners must possess in order to understand the biology of the diseases they will be witnessing and treating as physicians. It is the responsibility of the learner to translate this information into a meaningful, working knowledge of normal and pathologic processes. We will provide help and guidance to the learner, but the task of learning and the rewards of learning belong to the learner alone - no-one can learn for you!
  3. 3. General Principles Block Syllabus-Description MIC/Last updated 04-29-13 3 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Competency Categories Addressed in General Principles Block The General Principles Block is focused on learning general principles and concepts of biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, pathology, and problem solving competencies as identified below. In addition, learners are expected to demonstrate respect for others and appropriate truthfulness and honesty. Out of respect for others, learners are expected to be present at the start of lecture/ case presentations and not arrive late to class. 2. Learning Objectives and Competencies By the end of the General Principles Block, each learner will be able to:  Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the nine major organ systems of the human body in broad terms; with a view toward preparation for deeper layer understanding of these systems as they are studied more specifically in General Principles Blocks. to follow.  Describe in overview terms the etiology, pathogenesis, structural and functional manifestations of common diseases that affect specific organ systems of the body and be able to place the seven General Principles Block specific CBL problems in context with their prevalence, morbidity and mortality in society as a whole  Describe the basic and generic structures and functions of the cell, including issues of cellular reproduction and genetics, cellular nutrition and metabolism, membrane functions and cellular control systems  Develop a vocabulary with which to communicate this knowledge to others.  Recite the natural course of the seven specific disease states discussed in the CBL components of the General Principles Block  Relate anatomic alterations induced by specific diseases to their radiological findings.  Appreciate how medical knowledge is acquired, evaluated and disseminated so as to be able to critically analyze current medical issues and future advances.  Discuss the pharmacologic basis of medical therapeutics, with an emphasis on drug classification, indications! Contraindications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, mechanism of action, drug interactions, side effects and toxicities.
  4. 4. General Principles Block Syllabus-Description MIC/Last updated 04-29-13 4 3. Case Based Learning / Problem Solving Competencies By virtue of participation in the process of Case Based Learning (CBL), the learner will achieve the following educational objectives:  Develop an ability to identify normal from abnormal signs and symptoms, to identify relevant health problems that warrant further discussion or self-study within the context of a clinical scenario presented as a "patient problem".  Develop an appreciation for the interrelated nature of the physical, biological and behavioral mechanisms that must be considered with each health problem during the process of generating a management plan, and specifically relating these clinical scenarios to the underpinning biomedical sciences that explain them.  Develop the knowledge base necessary to define and manage the health problems of patients, including the physical, emotional and social aspects, within the context of effective health care provision within society.  Reinforce the development of an effective clinical reasoning process including the skills of problem synthesis, hypothesis generation, and critical appraisal of available information, data analysis, and decision making.  Cultivate the skills necessary to become self-directed as a leaner, acknowledging personal educational needs and those of group members, and making effective use of available learning resources.  Function effectively as an active participant within a small group engaged in learning and the provision of health care.  Recognize, develop and maintain the personal characteristics and attitudes necessary for a career in the health professions including the following: • Awareness of personal assets, limitations and emotional reactions; • Responsibility and dependability; • Ability to relate to, and show concern for, other individuals; and • The evaluation of personal progress that of other group members and the group processes itself 4. Learning Activities and Instructional Methods To assist learners in learning each of the above listed competencies, the General Principles Block and the Medical School overall employs a variety of CMME (computer mediated medical education) methods and resources that include IVMS Courseware tagged with required text reading assignments and Archived Learning Tools Resource Library.
  5. 5. General Principles Block Syllabus-Description MIC/Last updated 04-29-13 5 .. Web Assisted Instruction /IVMS Navigation Manager/Campus Map Imhotep Virtual Medical School Community Toolbar The Socio-educational Network of Imhotep Virtual Medical School. Here you can study, discuss and download Web Interactive PDFs / Power Points. Each lecture will include notes, a PowerPoint presentation and formative questions. Typically these materials will be provided by way of e-mail to the learner prior to the lecture and learners are expected to come to class prepared, having done their book and notes reading on the topic and ready for queries. 5. Evaluation Methods Used to Assess Learner Achievement of General Principles Block Objectives: Learners will be expected to understand, explain and apply the concepts presented in lectures, "learned" from the cases/ problems and assigned text materials, to successfully complete an end of General Principles Block MCQ summative evaluation. In addition a separate CBL Evaluation (see below) will be completed by the facilitator for each learner.
  6. 6. General Principles Block Syllabus-Description MIC/Last updated 04-29-13 6 6: Case Based Learning: Learner Evaluation Form Learner Name: ________________________________ DATE: - _________ General Principles Block INTERIM: __ FINAL: __ Tutor: -------------------------------- Note: This evaluation must be submitted to the General Principles Block/ CBL Coordinator Faculty of Medicine. A copy should be given to the learner. Satisfactory=[S] Unsatisfactory= [U] I. Critical Appraisal: [S] - - [U] Clarifies, defines and analyses the problem; is able to generate and test a hypothesis; Identifies learning objectives. II. Self-Directed Learning: [S] - - [U] Utilizes relevant resource materials; Applies previous knowledge to current problems; Demonstrates initiative and curiosity; is organized and prepared for small group sessions. III. Group Participation: [S] - - [U] Participates constructively and contributes to group process; Demonstrates commitment and responsibility for the group process; is able to provide and accept constructive feedback; Contributes to group harmony. IV. Humanistic Attitudes and Skills: [S] - - [U] Is aware of personal strengths and limitations; Integrates physical, biological and behavioral components of each problem, Listens to conflicting opinions, Tolerates shortcomings of others. IV. Overall Evaluation: [S] - - [U] VI. Narrative Report (Optional): The tutor may wish to address specific areas of learner performance, strengths and areas needing improvement.

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