University of Colorado School of Medicine COVID-19 Pandemic Response Elective Course Part 3 (Advanced Clinical Focus)
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the traditional practice of medical education and training across the globe. These unprecedented changes in response to the pandemic have caused significant concern for MS4 students who are preparing to transition from medical student to medical doctor for their intern year. This course will aim to provide fourth-year medical students with a considerable knowledge base to treat patients with COVID-19. Topics covered will range from ventilator management and the differential diagnosis of respiratory pathogens to therapeutic treatment ethics to difficult conversations and discharge planning. Students will take on the coursework independently and be provided with a variety of resources, such as videos, interactive visual presentations, remote synchronous seminar sessions, selected readings, and journal articles. At the end of each module, students will be required to complete topic-appropriate discussion prompts to explain their understanding and quizzes to demonstrate knowledge. At the end of this course, students will not only be able to illustrate the common presentation, differential diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 but also explore complexities associated with ventilator management, communications skills and discharge planning in preparation for patient care during residency.
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