WM503 Western Clinical Medicine III
3 Units/30 Hours
Prerequisites: WM401, WM402, WM403, WM404
This course is the third of three Western Clinical Medicine courses. This course presents an overview of selected common diseases observed and treated with biomedicine. This course will emphasize comprehensive history taking. This course will illustrate standard physical examination and assessment procedures, including neuro-musculoskeletal, orthopedic, neurological, abdominal, and EENT examinations where indicated. It will focus on the functional assessment of each disease process. The students will learn clinical reasoning and problem-solving for the diseases covered. Focusing on the clinical sciences review of internal medicine, pharmacology, neurology, surgery, obstetrics/ gynecology, and urology will have their own sections. A clinical sciences review of diagnostic lab and radiology, nutrition, and public health implications will be included with each topic discussed. Aspect in the patient-practitioner rapport, communication skills, including multicultural sensitivity will also be included with each topic discussed. This course examines etiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, and treatment principles of endocrine and metabolic disease, neurological disease, surgery focusing on orthopedics and trauma, and psychiatric and skin diseases. Topics related to case management for injured workers and socialized medicine patients, including knowledge of workers’ compensation/labor codes and procedures and qualified medical evaluations will also be covered.