University of Colorado School of Medicine COVID-19 Pandemic Response Elective Course Part 2 (Clinical Focus)
The COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the most significant public health emergencies of our century. As key members of the medical community, it is our responsibility to be informed with the most current scientific data and medical knowledge related to COVID-19 and the clinical care of our patients. Through this course, medical students will learn about the clinical considerations for treating patients suspected of infection or diagnosed with COVID-19. A series of modules were designed to focus on the clinical course of disease and include the initial patient presentation, comorbidities and risk factors, differential diagnosis, diagnostic tools, respiratory interventions, medical therapies, patient outcomes, medical specialty implications and the societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The modules were designed to provide medical students with a broad understanding of the clinical challenges and considerations encountered during this pandemic. Materials consist of select readings, patient cases, outline summaries, and interactive videos/presentations and will serve as the key resources to inform our students. At the end of this course, students will possess a solid understanding of the clinical presentation and management of patients with COVID-19 disease and translate the newly acquired knowledge to the practice of medicine to improve the health of the community as a whole.
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