Principles of Disease (POD) – SMD 530

Total Contact Hours:

133 hours

Course Director:

Course Description:

This is an introductory course on the principles of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology as they apply to human disease. Through a series of presentations, case discussions, Team-Based Learning™ sessions, and laboratory experiences, students acquire the vocabulary of infectious diseases and explore how diagnoses are made based on history, physical, and laboratory findings.


Course Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, and Teaching and Learning Activities, and their Integration with the Institutional Educational Objectives:

What does our institution want our graduates to do?

If your students mastered the content of your course, what would they be able to do?
 

What will students need to do for them and others (peers, professors) to know whether they have achieved this specific learning goal?

How will students get the information they need to learn?

1. Institutional Objectives

2. Learning Goals

3. Assessment
Activities (graded)

4. Practice/Feedback Activities (non-graded)

5. Teaching and Learning Activities

K1, K2

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

 

Foundational Knowledge

Given a clinical vignette, identify and/or interpret the microbiology, pathogenic mechanisms, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approaches, forms of treatment and methods of prevention for important human bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal pathogens.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Exams

ARS questions

Study Questions

TBL GAPP

Small group problem solving

Interactive Review cases

Lecture

Readings (textbooks, notepack)

 

K1, K2

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Foundational Knowledge

Identify the component and functions of the innate and adaptive immune systems in health and disease, as well as the deleterious effects of hypersensitivity, autoimmunity and immunosuppression.

Quizzes

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Exams

ARS

Study Questions

TBL GAPP

In-class active learning activities

 

Lecture

Readings (textbooks, notepack

K1, K2

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Foundational Knowledge

Calculate and use measures of disease frequency and quantify infectious disease outbreaks.  Calculate and use measures related to disease screening and prevention.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Exams

ARS

Study Questions

TBL GAPP

In-class active learning activities

Lecture

Readings (textbooks, notepack)

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application

Identify organisms by performing basic microbiology techniques that might be used in a physician office setting.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Laboratory Practical

Laboratory Exercises Laboratory Study Questions

TBL GAPP

 

Laboratory videos

Readings (laboratory manual)

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application

Diagnose or assess immune function or the immune response to microorganisms by performing common immunologic tests.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Laboratory Practical

Laboratory Exercises

TBL GAPP

Lecture

Readings (laboratory manual)

K1, K2

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application

Interpret preliminary and final microbiology and immunology laboratory test results, correlating the sensitivity, specificity and clinical relevance of the results with the patient’s disease state.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Exams

Laboratory Practical

ARS

Laboratory Exercises

Study Questions

Interactive review cases

TBL GAPP

Lecture

Clinical correlation sessions

 

K1

C1, C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application

Identify the microbiologic and/or immunologic components of a clinical case that are contributing to a patient’s health status

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Exams

ARS

Study Questions

Laboratory Exercises

TBL GAPP

Lecture

Clinical correlation sessions

 

K1, K2

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application

Identify or explain how study design of clinical trials and epidemiological studies affects quality and interpretability of data.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Exams

ARS

Study Questions

TBL GAPP

Lecture

Readings (textbooks, notepack)

 

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Application

Predict susceptibility to select infectious and non-infectious diseases based on information about a patient’s immune status.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Exams

ARS

Study Questions

TBL GAPP

Lecture

Clinical correlation sessions

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Human Dimension

Identify information to present to patients with infectious or immune diseases to help them to make correct decisions about these diseases.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

 

Interactive review cases

TBL GAPP

Lecture

Clinical correlation sessions

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

 

Human Dimension

Practice professional values/virtues with colleagues and faculty.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

TBL Peer Feedback

TBL GAPP

Group Laboratory Exercises

Year 1 Orientation sessions

Previous Peer Feedback

TBL Experiences

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Learning How To Learn

Identify and use resources (written, human) appropriately to answer questions and solve problems independently and within a team.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

TBL Peer Feedback

 

Study Questions

TBL GAPP

Group Laboratory Exercises

Readings

TBL assignments