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Courses in Medical Sciences (MDS)

Lower Division

99. Special Study in Medicine for Undergraduates (1-5)

Independent study—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Participate in research projects relating to medicine with faculty in the School of Medicine. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

Upper Division

192. Medical Education Internship for Advanced Undergraduates (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: competency with computers. Enrollment dependent on availability of intern positions. Participate in projects related to curriculum development in support of curriculum for M.D. degree. Gain work experience and appreciation for innovative approaches to learning in basic and clinical sciences of medical education. May be repeated for credit for up to 12 units.
(P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

Professional

401. Applications of Computers to Medical Practice (2)

Autotutorial—2 hours. Prerequisite: enrollment in medical school. Proficiency in computer applications relative to practice of medicine, with emphasis on email, literature searching, file transfer, and hospital information services. Course given online, at home or in lab; time and place determined by student. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Huntley

402. Clinical & Cultural Spanish (2)

Lecture—1 hour; practice—1 hour; independent study—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Medical students, nursing students and physician assistants students who are fluent Spanish speakers will learn a comprehensive set of medical vocabulary and cultural aspects related to the treatment of Spanish speaking patients. (P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Odor

403. Science & Practice of Mindfulness and Compassion (1)

Lecture/discussion—10 hours; independent study—20 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to Medical school students. Course will examine current scientific evidence for the effects of different mindfulness and compassion meditation practices in both healthy and clinical samples. (P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Goldin, Siiteri

406. Endocrinology, Nutrition, Reproduction and Genetics (9.5)

Lecture—3.8 hours; discussion/laboratory—2.8 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Chemistry 410A; Human Physiology 400. Restricted to Medical students only. Basic and pathophysiologic processes involved in human reproductive and endocrine control systems, nutritional regulation, and foundational genetics across the lifespan. Integrate information across these systems and use clinical reasoning process to identify and understand relevant perturbations and diseases. May be repeated three times for credit. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—W. (W.) Hagiwara, Hou, Prescott, Sheely

411A. Doctoring 1 (4)

Discussion—1 hour; clinical activity—1 hour; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: approval of committee on student progress. Medical students only. Small, case-based learning groups with training in patient communication and interviewing techniques, clinical identification and problem solving, applications of social, psychological, cultural, bioethical, and basic science concepts to patient case scenarios, outpatient clinical experiences and didactic presentations. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F, S. (F, S.) Eidson-Ton, Henderson, Onate

411B. Doctoring 1 (5)

Discussion—1.5 hours; clinical activity—1.5 hours; lecture/discussion—1.8 hours. Medical students only. Small, case-based learning groups with training in patient communication and interviewing techniques, clinical identification and problem solving, applications of social, psychological, cultural, bioethical, and basic science concepts to patient case scenarios, outpatient clinical experiences and didactic presentation. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F, S. (F, S.) Eidson-Ton, Henderson, Onate

411KA. ACE-PC Program Doctoring 1 (8)

Clinical Activity—5 hours; lecture/discussion—6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Small case-based learning groups with training in patient communication and interviewing techniques clinical identification and problem solving applications of social psychological cultural bioethical and basic science concepts to patient case scenarios outpatient clinical experiences and didactic presentations. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F, Su. (F, Su.) Eidson-Ton, Han, Henderson

411KB. ACE-PC Program Doctoring 1 (5)

Clinical Activity—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Application of multidisciplinary basic, social and clinical science to clinical cases in small groups. History, physical examination with preceptors. Didactics in epidemiology, ethics, sexuality and clinical reasoning. Evaluation of professional competencies, attitudes and skills needed in the practice of medicine. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F, S. (F, S.) Henderson, Lee, Sciolla

420. Multisystem Clinical Presentations (0.5)

Extensive problem solving—15 hours; independent study—6 hours. Prerequisite: completion of Pathophysiology Block; consent of instructor. Capstone course integrates coursework, knowledge, skills and experiential learning to enable the student to demonstrate a broad mastery of learning across the curriculum. (P/F grading only.)—S. (S.) Venugopal

421A. Doctoring 2 (6)

Discussion—1 hour; lecture/discussion—1 hour; internship—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: approval by the School of Medicine Committee on Student Progress; medical students only. Application of multidisciplinary basic, social and clinical science to clinical cases in small groups. History, physical examination with preceptors. Didactics in epidemiology, ethics, sexuality and clinical reasoning. Evaluation of professional competencies, attitudes and skills needed in the practice of medicine. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence. P/F grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Lee, Molla, Sciolla

421B. Doctoring 2 (6)

Discussion—1 hour; lecture/discussion—1 hour; internship—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: approval by the School of Medicine Committee on Student Progress; medical students only. Application of multidisciplinary basic, social & clinical science concepts to cases in small groups. History, physical examination with preceptors. Didactics in epidemiology, ethics, sexuality, and clinical reasoning. Evaluation of professional competencies, attitudes and skills needed in the practice of medicine. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence. P/F grading only.)—F. (F.) Lee, Molla, Sciolla

421C. Doctoring 2 (6)

Discussion—1 hour; lecture/discussion—1 hour; internship—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: approval by the School of Medicine Committee on Student Progress; medical students only. Application of multidisciplinary basic, social and clinical science concepts to clinical cases in small group discussions facilitated by medical school faculty. Evaluation of professional competencies, attitudes and skills needed in the practice of clinical medicine. (P/F grading only.)—W. (W.) Lee, Molla, Sciolla

421KA. ACE-PC Program Doctoring 2 (6)

Discussion—1 hour; lecture/discussion—1 hour; internship—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: admission into ACE-PC and successful completion of MDS 411KA & MDS 411KB. MDS 421KA-C are a year-long series of courses. Objectives and assessments have been accelerated to accommodate the students enrolled in the ACE-PC Program. Students will participate in all aspects of Doctoring 2, other than what was done in 411KA/KB. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—Su. (Su.) Henderson, Sciolla, Williams

421KB. ACE-PC Program Doctoring 2 (6)

Discussion—1 hour; lecture/discussion—1 hour; internship—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: approval by the School of Medicine on Student Progress; medical students only. MDS 421KA-C are a year-long series of courses. Objectives and assessments have been accelerated to accommodate the students enrolled in the ACE-PC Program. Students will participate in all aspects of Doctoring 2, other than what was done in 411KA/KB. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F. (F.) Henderson, Sciolla, Williams

421KC. ACE-PC Program Doctoring 2 (6)

Discussion—1 hour; lecture/discussion—1 hour; internship—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: approval by the School of Medicine on Student Progress; medical students only. MDS 421KA-C are a year-long series of courses. Objectives and assessments have been accelerated to accommodate the students enrolled in the ACE-PC Program. Students will participate in all aspects of Doctoring 2, other than what was done in 411KA/KB. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—W. (W.) Henderson, Sciolla, Williams

428. Foundations of Bioethics (1)

Discussion—3 sessions; lecture/discussion—3 sessions; independent study—16.5 sessions; web virtual lecture—1 session. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Course will expose students to core content in bioethics and the law and introduce a framework for ethical decision-making, while emphasizing relationships between bioethics and clinical care. (P/F grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Fairman, Rich

429. Transition to Clerkships (1)

Laboratory/discussion—12 hours; workshop—13 hours; discussion—7 hours; independent study—2 hours. Incoming third-year medical students will participate in a variety of educational experiences designed to prepare them to begin their clerkship curriculum. Course content will be disseminated in large and small group settings. (P/F grading only.)—S. (S.) Bing, Venugopal

430. Introduction to Doctoring 3 (1)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: approval by SOM Committee on Student Progress. Restricted to Medical students only. Introductory course for the Doctoring 3 Program. All students enrolling in Medical Sciences 430 A-D should complete this course prior to beginning their work in Doctoring 3. (H/P/F grading only.)—S. (S.) Wilkes

430A. Doctoring 3 (1)

Discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: approval by School of Medicine Committee on Student Progress. Restricted to Medical students only. Application of multidisciplinary basic, social and clinical science concepts to clinical cases in small group discussions facilitated by medical school faculty. Evaluation of professional competencies, attitudes and skills needed in the practice of clinical medicine. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—Su. (Su.) Wilkes

430B. Doctoring 3 (1)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: approval by SOM Committee on Student Progress. Restricted to Medical students only. Application of multidisciplinary basic, social & clinical science concepts to clinical cases in small group discussions facilitated by medical school faculty. Evaluation of professional competencies, attitudes and skills needed in the practice of clinical medicine. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F. (F.) Wilkes

430C. Doctoring 3 (1)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: approval by SOM Committee on Student Progress. Restricted to Medical students only. Application of multidisciplinary basic, social & clinical science concepts to clinical cases in small group discussions facilitated by medical school faculty. Evaluation of professional competencies, attitudes and skills needed in the practice of clinical medicine. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—W. (W.) Wilkes

430D. Doctoring 3 (1)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: approval by SOM Committee on Student Progress. Restricted to Medical students only. Application of multidisciplinary basic, social & clinical science concepts to clinical cases in small group discussions facilitated by medical school faculty. Evaluation of professional competencies, attitudes and skills needed in the practice of clinical medicine. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—S. (S.) Wilkes

435KA. ACE-PC Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship A (18)

Clinical activity—45 hours; independent study—6 hours; discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Longitudinal Clerkship will combine the Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery Clerkships for the ACE-PC Program. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—S. (S.) Holt, Zachary

435KB. ACE-PC Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship B (21)

Clinical activity—45 hours; independent study—6 hours; discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Longitudinal Clerkship will combine the Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery Clerkships for the ACE-PC Program. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—Su. (Su.) Holt, Zachary

435KC. ACE-PC Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship C (18)

Clinical activity—45 hours; independent study—6 hours; discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Longitudinal Clerkship will combine the Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery Clerkships for the ACE-PC Program. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F. (F.) Holt, Zachary

440. Doctoring 4 Teaching Fellowship (3)

Discussion—5 hours; seminar—0.25 hours. Prerequisite: course 430A, 430B, 430C, 430D; consent of instructor. Restricted to Medical student only. Instruction on teaching methodology and pedagogy. Mentored teaching of junior medical students in seminar, lecture, and bedside. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Wilkes

441. Combined Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Clerkship (6)

Clinical activity—4 weeks. Prerequisite: approval by Committee on Student Promotion and Evaluation. Fundamental knowledge of ophthalmology and otolaryngology for the treatment of eye, ear, nose and throat problems at a level of training of general physicians, including when to refer patients to a specialist. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Brandt, Strong

450. Introduction to UC Davis Medical Center (1)

Seminar—20 hours total. Prerequisite: second-year medical student. Designed to assist medical student in transition from classroom to hospital setting. (H/P/F grading only.)—S. (S.)

455. Student Run Clinics (1-3)

Clinical Activity—3-9 hours. Open to medical students in good standing. Will learn counseling, diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic and acute disease under supervision of physician. Meet all requirements and prerequisites of the particular clinic within which they work. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Latimore, Servis

460CR. Introduction to Clinical Research (2)

Lecture—2 hours; independent study—3 hours. Restricted to completion of M.D., D.D.S, D.M.D., O.D., N.D., Pharm.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or D.N.S. in nursing; application and acceptance into the Clinical Research Graduate Group, K30 program. Introduction to the CRGG program and overview of major clinical research topics. Overview of basic clinical skills needed to accomplish CRGG mentored research project. (P/F grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Frederick

461CR. Strategies for Grant Writing (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Restricted to completion of M.D., D.D.S, D.M.D., O.D., N.D., Pharm.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or D.N.S. in nursing; application and acceptance into the Clinical Research Graduate Group, K30 program. Practical skills and strategies to create successful grant proposals in the NIH style and format. Generating ideas, identifying and accessing research resources, grant components, specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies, budgets, and bios. Matriculation through UC system, and resubmissions. (S/U grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Rutledge

462CR. Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Study Design (3)

Lecture—25 hours; discussion—10 hours. Restricted to completion of M.D., D.D.S, D.M.D., O.D., N.D., Pharm.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or D.N.S. in nursing; application and acceptance into the Clinical Research Graduate Group, K30 program. Anatomy and physiology of conducting clinical epidemiologic research. Familiarity with three basic study designs (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort). Discussion of principles of measurements in clinical epidemiological studies, basic methods for analyzing data, and ethical issues involved in conducting research. (S/U grading only.)—Su. (Su.) McCurdy, Romano

463CR. Methods in Clinical Research (5)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—2 hours. Restricted to completion of M.D., D.D.S, D.M.D., O.D., N.D., Pharm.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or D.N.S. in nursing; application and acceptance into the Clinical Research Graduate Group, K30 program. Overview of major approaches to clinical research, including health services research techniques, informatics, the GCRC, and preclinical methodologies to enhance clinical projects. Overview of UC Davis clinical research support infrastructure. Methodologies applicable to clinical research and its multi-disciplinary perspective. (S/U grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Berglund, Lloyd, Kravitz

464CR. Responsible Conduct of Research (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Restricted to completion of M.D., D.D.S, D.M.D., O.D., N.D., Pharm.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or D.N.S. in nursing; application and acceptance into the Clinical Research Graduate Group, K30 program. The nine NIH-mandated modules: Data Acquisition and Reporting, Mentor Training, Publication Practices and Authorship, Peer Review/Grant Process, Collaborative Science, Human Subjects, Research with Animals, Conflict of Interest, Research Misconduct, and Entrepreneurship/Industry Collaborations/Intellectual Property/Technology Transfer. (S/U grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Wun

465CR. Introduction to Medical Statistics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Restricted to completion of M.D., D.D.S, D.M.D., O.D., N.D., Pharm.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or D.N.S. in nursing; application and acceptance into the Clinical Research Graduate Group, K30 program. Biomedical applications of statistical methods in clinical, laboratory and population medicine. Graphical/tabular data presentation, probability, binomial, Poisson, normal, t-, F-, and Chi-square distributions, elementary nonparametric methods, simple linear regression/correlation, life tables. Microcomputer applications of statistical procedures in population medicine. (S/U grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Becket, Wegelin

468C. International Clinical Preceptorship (1-12)

Clinical activity—30 hours. Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. Multidisciplinary preceptorship in a foreign country. Clinical credit will be awarded using this course, once approval has been received from the appropriate governing committee. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

468D. International Elective (1-12)

Independent study—20 hours; clinical activity—10 hours. Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. Multidisciplinary preceptorship in a foreign country. Course used to award non-clinical credit for international experiences which have been approved by the appropriate governing committee. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

470. Introduction to Dentistry (3-18)

Clinical activity—34 hours; lecture—6 hours. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student in good standing; consent of instructor. Introduction to Dentistry and basic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Course is offered by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at UC San Francisco. (P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Pogrel, Wallach

480. Insights in Clinical Research (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: medical student in good standing. Seminars on research presented by Medical School faculty; overview of pertinent issues, including medical ethics, human subjects protocols, case control methods, etc. (P/F grading only.)—S. (S.) 

481. Insights into Clinical Specialties (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: medical student in good standing. Exposure to various medical specialties, their residency programs and ways in which medical students can prepare for and improve their candidacy for such programs.
(H/P/F grading only.)—Su. (Su.) 

482. Lecture Series in Reproductive Health (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Psychosocial and public health aspects of providing quality reproductive health care and application in student-run free clinics and in 3rd year clerkships. Only medical students may enroll for credit; undergraduates may audit the course. May be repeated two times for credit. (P/F grading only.)—W. (W.) Paik

483. Insights in Political, Legal and Business Aspects of Medicine (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: Medical student in good standing. Restricted to Medical student only. The practical aspects of a medical career. May be repeated two times for credit. (P/F grading only)—S. (S.) 

485. Health Policy Lecture Series (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Lecture series provides an overview of local, state, national and international health policy. The current challenges health care reform implementation is facing provides how medical students can successfully advocate for changes in health policy. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—F. (F.) Romano

486. Topics in Health Care Improvement (0.5)

Lecture/discussion—15 sessions. Lecture series will cover major topics in health care improvement, presented by guest speakers who are leaders in the field. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—S. (S.) Shaikh

487. History and Ethics of Medicine (1)

Lecture—1.25 hours. Introduction to ethical problems and events in health care in both modern and historical contexts. Historical topics in medicine and medical ethics. (P/F grading only.)—W. (W.) Fitzgerald

489. Directed Studies (1-9)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor; individual directed studies in extended preparation for modified curriculum, USMLE exams, and/or as required by Committee on Student Progress. Independent studies to accommodate modified curriculums, prepare for taking USMLE exams and for remediation course work directed by the Committee on Student Progress. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

489C. Clinical Reintroduction Experience (1-9)

Clinical activity—20 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Learn and practice basic clinical skills in a supervised clinical setting. Skills include patient interviewing, history, physical examination, diagnostic and clinical reasoning, case presentation, and medical records documentation. Direct observation and individual feedback on clinical skills development is provided. (P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Servis

489QA. Improving Quality in Health Care (3)

Lecture—8 hours; discussion/laboratory—10 hours, project—10 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Working in interdisciplinary teams, will explore the theory and practical methods being employed to make improvement in health care systems while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F. (F.) Bakerjian, Shaikh

489QB. Improving Quality in Health Care (3)

Lecture—8 hours; discussion/laboratory—10 hours, project—10 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Working in interdisciplinary teams, will explore the theory and practical methods being employed to make improvement in health care systems while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—W. (W.) Bakerjian, Shaikh

489R. USMLE Directed Remedial Studies (1-9)

Independent study—20 hours. Prerequisite: recommendation by Committee on Student Progress. Independent studies to accommodate remediation for taking USMLE exams directed by the Committee on Student Progress. (P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Servis

490A. PRIME Seminar Series: Fall Quarter (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Weekly seminar series covering the following areas: community engagement, Healthcare to rural and under served populations, health policy and advocacy, leadership, technology and health equity and disparity. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—F. (F.) Eidson-Ton, Fancher

490B. PRIME Seminar Series: Winter Quarter (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Weekly seminar series covering the following areas: community engagement, Healthcare to rural and under served populations, health policy and advocacy, leadership, technology and health equity and disparity. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—W. (W.) Eidson-Ton, Fancher

490C. PRIME Seminar Series: Spring Quarter (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Weekly seminar series covering the following areas: community engagement, Healthcare to rural and under served populations, health policy and advocacy, leadership, technology and health equity and disparity. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—S. (S.) Eidson-Ton, Fancher

490D. PRIME Seminar Series: Summer Quarter (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Weekly seminar series covering the following areas: community engagement, Healthcare to rural and under served populations, health policy and advocacy, leadership, technology and health equity and disparity. May be repeated for credit. (P/F grading only.)—Su. (Su.) Eidson-Ton, Fancher

493. Independent Special Study Module (3-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. FYOC approval required. Student developed alternative to the SSM/SPO Requirement. Approval by FYOC is required. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

493A. International and Comparative Health Care—SSM (6)

Discussion—20 hours; lecture—10 hours. Prerequisite: consent on instructor. Restricted to UC Davis School of Medicine students only. Through a series of lectures, seminars and clinical experiences, all occurring in other nations, students will research how health care systems address critical health issues. In 2007, Chronic Disease is the focal issue. SSM Component. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Wilkes

493B. International and Comparative Health Care—Clinical (3-9)

Clinical activity—30 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to UC Davis School of Medicine students only. Through a series of lectures, seminars and clinical experiences, all occurring in other nations, students will research how health care systems address critical health issues. In 2007, Chronic Disease is the focal issue. Clinical Component. (H/P/F grading only)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Wilkes

493D. Teaching the Basic Sciences SSM (6)

Lecture—6 hours; lecture/laboratory—8 hours; laboratory—30 hours; tutorial—10 hours. Prerequisite: course 440 concurrently; consent of instructor. Restricted to UC Davis School of Medicine students only. Special Studies Module, a yearlong in progress court to teach lecture and discussion education technique and theory. (H/P/F grading only)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

493Q. Improving Quality in Health Care (6)

Lecture—8 hours; discussion/laboratory—10 hours; project—10 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Working in interdisciplinary teams, will explore the theory and practical methods being employed to make improvement in health care systems while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W. (F, W.) Bakerjian, Shaikh

493QA. Improving Quality in Health Care (3)

Lecture—8 hours; discussion/laboratory—10 hours; project—10 hours. Prerequisite: consent on instructor. Working in interdisciplinary teams, will explore the theory and practical methods being employed to make improvement in health care systems while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience. (Same course as Nursing 493A.) (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F. (F.) Bakerjian, Shaikh

493QB. Improving Quality in Health Care (3)

Lecture—8 hours; discussion/laboratory—10 hours; project—10 hours. Prerequisite: consent on instructor. Working in interdisciplinary teams, will explore the theory and practical methods being employed to make improvement in health care systems while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience. (Same course as Nursing 493B.) (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—W. (W.) Bakerjian, Shaikh

493QC. Enhancing Patient Safety in Health Care (6)

Seminar—6 hours; clinical activity—8 hours; discussion—6 hours. Prerequisite: fourth-year Medical student; consent of instructor. Inter-professional module is designed to explore the theory and practical methods being employed to improve patient safety in health care while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience. (Same course as Nursing 493C.) (H/P/F grading only.)—W, S, Su. (W, S, Su.) Bakerjian, Natale

494. Non-Clinical Medical Student Externship (3-9)

Independent study—20 hours; clinical activity—10 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to students with approval of credit by the Fourth Year Oversight Committee. Generic course for awarding externship credit for medical student rotations that are not primarily focused on patient care. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Wallach

495. Medicine Literature Review (1-9)

Discussion—3-27 hours. Prerequisite: medical student in good academic standing and permission of the Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs. Independent study: topics for selection include, but are not restricted to, medical ethics, economics and jurisprudence, culture and medicine, ethnicity and medicine, gender and medicine, history of medicine, health manpower, and medical education. A prepared paper on the selected topic will be required. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

497. Scholarly Project (6)

Seminar—0.25 hours; independent study—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: project proposal must be accepted by the Scholarly Project Executive Committee. (SPEC); consent of instructor. Restricted to 4th year medical school students only. Develop a research project on a focused topic area, implements the research, writes a publishable paper, and presents an oral summary of the project. (H/P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Schaefer

499. Research in Medical Education and Curriculum Development (4-9)

Independent study—10-36 hours. Prerequisite: medical student in good standing and competency with computers. Research and development of an independent project related to expanding computer-assisted resources in support of the MD curriculum at UC Davis. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

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