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MSU 2012-2014 Catalog > Medical Science Courses

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

MEDS
Medical Science


MEDS 140   INTRODUCTION TO MEDICINE AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS
	
MEDS 240   UNGERGRADUATE CLINICAL OBSERVATION

MEDS 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

MEDS 340   INTRODUCTION TO DENTISTRY

MEDS 440   CLINICAL OBSERVATION

MEDS 462   US HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

MEDS 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

MEDS 500   SEMINAR

MEDS 502   SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

MEDS 510   MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY (HISTOLOGY)

MEDS 511   ANATOMY & EMBRYOLOGY

MEDS 512   MECHANISMS IN CELL PHYSIOLOGY

MEDS 513   INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE I

MEDS 514   BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

MEDS 516   CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP

MEDS 521   INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND MICROBIOLOGY

MEDS 522   INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE II

MEDS 523   IMMUNOLOGY & HUMAN DISEASE

MEDS 531   HEAD & NECK ANATOMY

MEDS 532   NERVOUS SYSTEM

MEDS 533   SYSTEMS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR 

MEDS 540   CLINICAL PRACTICUM

MEDS 551   MEDICAL MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY

MEDS 560   RURAL HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

MEDS 562   US HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

MEDS 575   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

MEDS 580   SPECIAL TOPICS

MEDS 591   MEDICAL INFORMATION & DECISION MAKING

MEDS 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

MEDS 594   SEMINAR


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

MEDS 140 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICINE AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS
S 1 cr. LEC 1 cr.
-- This course will assist students in exploring various departments at MSU and choosing a major that best fits their passions, career goals, and educational interests. This course will also provide an opportunity to explore the breadth of health care professions.

MEDS 240 UNDERGRADUATE CLINICAL OBSERVATION
F 1 cr. LAB 1 cr.
PREREQUISITE: GPA greater than 3.0, consent of instructor.
-- This course will provide fundamentals in health care professionalism through discussions of professionalism, HIPAA, medical ethics, and case studies. Following successful completion of the didactic component of the course, students will participate in a series of clinical observation rotations.

MEDS 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MEDS 340 INTRODUCTION TO DENTISTRY
S 1 cr. LEC 1 cr.
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 141 and CHMY 143; BIOB 256 and BIOB 260; at least junior standing, GPA >3.0 and consent of instructor.
-- This course is ideal for students who want to confirm an interest in a career in dentistry. An overview of tooth anatomy, development and vocabulary will position students to better understand the various specialties presented at the clinics of community dentists.

MEDS 440 CLINICAL OBSERVATION
F,S 2 cr. LAB 2 cr.
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 141 and CHMY 143; BIOB 256 and BIOB 260; at least junior standing, GPA >3.0 and consent of instructor.
-- This shadowing experience will provide students with the opportunity to observe providers in a clinical setting and position them to meet, in part, the requirements for application to health professional school.

MEDS 462 US HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior or higher standing.
-- A detailed overview of the US healthcare systems, providing students with an understanding of the history and current status regarding the US healthcare systems, industry, economics and healthcare policy. Factors playing a role in the escalating cost of healthcare will be identified, as will the performance indicators of health outcomes, with comparisons between the US and other countries.

MEDS 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MEDS 500 SEMINAR
On Demand
Max 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student or consent of the WWAMI Medical Program and Dean of The Graduate School.
-- Yearly conference dealing with topics related to Montana's colorful medical history.

MEDS 502 SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
S 1 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- A mixed-level course for beginning to advanced learners of the Spanish language with a focus to communicate in a medical setting. Objectives include learning the essential skills to converse with Spanish-speaking patients, understand important cultural considerations, conduct patient interviews in Spanish focusing on different medical problems, and set a foundation for further learning of Spanish in the healthcare context.

MEDS 510 MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY (HISTOLOGY)
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student or consent of the Director of the WWAMI Medical Program.
-- A course on microscopic organization of cells, tissues and organs.

MEDS 511 ANATOMY & EMBRYOLOGY
F,S 4 cr. LEC 2 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- Dissection course on the anatomy and embryology of the human thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum for first year medical students. Emphasis is on correlations of structure, radiology, function, and dysfunction related to medical applications.

MEDS 512 MECHANISMS IN CELL PHYSIOLOGY
F 4 cr. LEC 4
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student or consent of the Director of the WWAMI Medical Program.
-- Physiological basis of excitable tissues. This includes nerve and muscle; also includes sensory perception and epithelial transport. Students give presentations on diseases associated with coursework.

MEDS 513 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE I
F 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- Communication skills and interview techniques to form the basis for the doctor-patient relationship and for the skill of communicating with patients.

MEDS 514 BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
F 5 cr. LEC 4 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- Coordinated course covering protein and nucleic acid structure/function, molecular biology and genetics, signal transduction, bioenergetics and metabolism. Emphasizes material important to understanding disturbances in disease states.

MEDS 516 CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP
F 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- Opportunity to gain personal experience with primary care medical practice by observation of selected physicians in the Bozeman area.

MEDS 521 INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND MICROBIOLOGY
S 5 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- Pathogenesis, susceptibility and resistance to infection. Microbiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations and control of representative bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infectious diseases. Principles of chemotherapy. Sterilization, principles of asepsis, nosocomial and iatrogenic infections and their prevention.

MEDS 522 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE II
S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- This course continues with patient interviewing techniques, patient medical history, and the screening physical examination. Additional emphasis will be placed on the importance of continuity of care.

MEDS 523 IMMUNOLOGY & HUMAN DISEASE
S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student or consent of the Instructor and Director of the WWAMI Medical Program.
-- Concepts that are covered include: Mechanisms of humoral and cell mediated immunity. Immunological mechanisms of cell and tissue injury; and immune mechanisms in human resistance to disease and in immunological diseases. This course is designed with the major goal to allow the student to integrate immunological systems into a growing view of the entire patient, and to understand the role of the immune system in the analyses of patient pathology involving many physiologic systems.

MEDS 531 HEAD & NECK ANATOMY
S 4 cr. LEC 2 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- An anatomical dissection course covering the head and neck for first year medical students. Emphasis is on correlations of structure, radiology, function and dysfunction related to medical applications.

MEDS 532 NERVOUS SYSTEM
S 5 cr. LEC 4 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- Integrated approach to the normal structure and function of the human nervous system, basic neuropathological concepts and an introduction to the clinical evaluation of typical neurological lesions. Laboratory includes dissection of human brain and histologic study of brain stem cross sectional anatomy.

MEDS 533 SYSTEMS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- Overview of conceptual systems and models of behavior, normality and abnormality, environment and social learning, conditioning, learning in the autonomic nervous system, illness behavior, feelings, emotion and cognition, physician-patient interaction and disease and techniques of behavior change.

MEDS 540 CLINICAL PRACTICUM
F,S 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Graduate level standing and acceptance into Post-Bacc Pre-Med or M.S. in Health Sciences program.
-- A practical course for students going into the medical field to observe and learn about the services provided by different health care professionals at various stages of patient care.

MEDS 551 MEDICAL MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
--Anatomical dissection course on the extremities and back emphasizing correlation of structure, function, radiology, and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

MEDS 560 RURAL HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
F 1 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
--Provide historical and current information about the health care industry, health care delivery systems and economics of health care and health care policy; with emphasis on rural health care. The purpose is to encourage WWAMI students to consider practicing in rural communities and/or providing health care to undeserved populations. The infrastructure of the Montana health Care Delivery system will be presented in detail.

MEDS 562 US HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
--A detailed overview of the US healthcare systems, providing students with an understanding of the history and current status regarding the US healthcare systems, industry, economics and healthcare policy. Factors playing a role in the escalating cost of healthcare will be identified, as will the performance indicators of health outcomes, with comparisons between the US and other countries.

MEDS 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Mechanism for M.S. students to complete scholarly project.

MEDS 580 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MEDS 591 MEDICAL INFORMATION & DECISION MAKING
F 1 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- This course is designed to provide an introduction to medical information. Evidence-Based Medicine and use of medical information in patient care. This will include an introduction to methods for identifying and retrieving high quality, relevant evidence electronically, using the Internet and other resources. The course will also present methods to evaluate the quality of primary research studies, or preventive interventions. The course will also describe the challenges of applying medical information to decision making. The course will utilize lectures, discussion sessions and computer lab sessions.

MEDS 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 -3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of the Director of the WWAMI Medical Program.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

MEDS 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: WWAMI medical student.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses.

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