• Medical Librarianship

    aims to

  • assist health professionals, physicians, patients, students, medical researchers and consumers in finding health related and scientific information to mend, assess , update or appraise health care.

  • A medical library has entry to MEDLINE, a range of electronic print, resources and digital publication selections and create referrals books. The impact of open access and free probing via PubMed and Google has a major impact on the way medical library’s function.

  • Areas of concern

  • Educational practice

  • Duties

  • Resources

  • Technology Trends

    For Collections Development; Public Services: Reference, Current Awareness Services , Selective or Strategic Dissemination of Information;

    Marketing of Information services ;
    Event Publicity;
    Knowledge Sharing ;
    Information Literacy program and other library education /Instruction programs ;
    News and Newsletters;
    Real time Reference services & Alert;
    Create database of resources in the Medical library ;
    Follow and Assist medical personnel ( Embedded& Evidence Based Librarianship);
    Professional development(Communicate research findings, Collaborative research, elearning;

  • Facilities

  • Information Literacy

  • Basic Sciences

  • Clinical Sciences

  • Electives

  • Psychology

    Technology

  • Traditionally

    Services include:
    Circulation
    Reference
    Bibliographic listings
    Referral
    Interlending.
    Serials
    Documents/Archives

  • Digital services Started with Indigenous Resources : theses & dissertations, other locally generated resources;
    In Nigeria initiated by : AAU using Procite ( Bibliographic only).Then Fulltext using Endnote;
    Then deployment of digitization software ( Greenstone, Dspace, Fedora, etc) & often and not always Static websites;
    Characteristics :
    Electronic full text;
    Ownership & Access emphasized;
    Fully technology based;
    High level of ICT skills and limited Traditional library skills;
    Combination of static and dynamic website;
    Out come of web 2.0: user generated content , highly interactive ;
    Application of interactive, collaborative & multi media web-based technologies to web-based library services and collection ;

  • Library 2.0 Characteristics
    Out come of web 2.0: user generated content , highly interactive ;
    Application of interactive, collaborative & multi media web-based technologies to web-based library services and collection ;
    Access to user generated content ( originating from user or through aggregation of already existing contents);
    User centered;
    Multimedia experience;
    Socially rich & communally innovative ;
    Optimally dynamic;
    Operations & services web-based ;
    Operations & services responsibility : Librarian & user;
    High level of commitment : real time or a synchronic;
    Breaks the wall between Medical Librarian & user;
    Uses tools outside the walls of the Medical library;
    Profile/ Image Booster;

  • service,
    referrals,
    Collection Development
    Information Literacy training
    outreach

  • Networking:
    Regional colleagues
    Regional health sciences educational institutions and programs
    Government and international agencies

  • Cataloging and indexing information

  • work with computer systems and set up and sustain the systems

  • Develop Websites

  • Create Value added information (Working with Faculty

  • Make the Library (ie Information services) the heart of the learning community

    Patron Centered
    Develop sources
    Create displays that bridge online environments;
    Structure a conference series ?

  • Use Social Media for
    Marketing of Library websites &information contained there
    Distribution of subscribed sites or other web content
    Selection & acquisition of web content
    Aggregation of topics & research output for multiple sourcing
    Create medical literature awareness system
    E referencing
    News
    Evidence based Librarianship(EBL)
    Sharing of resources
    Bringing user and Medical Librarian together
    Strategic Dissemination of information
    Embedded Librarianship

  • Online

  • Electronic Health Records

  • CBMQuickSearch Toolbar in Firefox

  • RSS and WordPress plugins

  • SOCIAL NETWORKING :
    The practice of individuals connecting and communicating around a common interest using online tools and social networking sites.
    People can share photos, videos, audio files, links to websites of interest;
    Facebook, Hi5Networks, Myspace and LinkedIn
    USES
    Marketing Library services;
    Broadcasting Events;
    Sharing News ;
    Posting informative photos, videos ;
    Tagging ;
    Find Jobs, Employees and Consultants ;
    Creating community ( Medical Library Community ) to share with ;
    Provide new ways for people to connect and use resources.

  • Wiki : a website which can be edited online in your browser : Create pages , assign use right like who can contribute, edit , or simply read. E.g Wikiepedia
    Users contribute , interact with content and remain focus
    USES
    Developing content ( Newsletter , Database of FAQs for Medical Services;
    Collaborate in Research;
    Create faculty publication Database;
    Planning Medical Library Events;
    Collaborative reference resource collection ;

  • Facebook to publicize services & events

  • Collaboration tools

    Tools that make it easy to publish and setup a website with text, video, photo and advanced navigation features.
    Become producers of information on the Internet without programming knowledge
    Content becomes more accessible and content sources become more diverse
    Includes : Blogging (Wordpress, Blogger) & Microblogging ( Twitter);Online Video ( (YouTube)& Image (Flickr )sharing; Podcasting & Online Radio Tools:
    Characteristics
    No web development skills needed to add content
    Effective medium to communicate within and outside Medical Library
    Quick and simple to use.
    Encourage frequent content addition
    Through comments it allows knowledge exchange

  • Aggregation tools

    Method for Internet Users to organise , store , manage & search for bookmarks of resources
    AGGREGATION TOOLS
    Aggregation tools enable Medical Librarian receive and review information from many sources without visiting individual website individually on a regular basis .Rather Subscribe to content feeds.
    Identified as RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary or RDF [Resource Description Framework] Site Summary)
    Feed Reader aids aggregation & reading
    Scoop.it, Bloglines, Netvibes

    SOCIAL BOOKMARKING TAGGING TOOLS
    Use of web-based sites to store important / relevant sites tag and share with others
    You benefit from others stored sites and they benefit from yours
    Gave rise to Folksonomy : collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging

  • Apps

  • Online
    Ever present 24/7
    Intuitive
    Comprehensive
    easy to access

    Physical space
    Technology is cutting edge
    Space is open & inviting
    Available when students need it

    Physical collection
    All texts
    Recreational reading( ?)
    Basic Reference Titles (?)

  • Study Methods

  • online study techniques

  • Mentoring research process (individual supervision working with Faculty)
    Teaching research methods

  • Database Searching

    Database evaluation

  • MED 111 – GROSS ANATOMY
    This is a lecture and laboratory course where students will acquire a basic knowledge of both the gross structure and functional anatomy of organs and systems of the adult human body and how these relate to clinical disease. Concurrent with lecture and small group work, students perform regional dissection of cadavers and study a variety of imaging techniques (including X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans). Emphasis is on the identification of normal gross structures with lectures and demonstrations to illustrate clinically relevant normal and abnormal findings. The classroom lectures are integrated with small group sessions to provide a sound foundation for learning in other Basic Sciences courses including Physiology, Pathology and Foundations of Clinical Medicine.
    (14 credits; 229 hrs. Lecture/Lab)

  • MED 112 – HISTOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY
    This course is the study of tissue organization, exploring the operation of the human body at a cellular and subcellular level. It is essential for understanding the mechanism and pathogenesis of disease states and the intricate relationships among the organ systems. Histology also provides the visual picture of the molecular mechanisms of cellular growth, cellular differentiation, tissue repair, and the inter- and intra-cellular defense mechanisms. Lectures are integrated with laboratory experiences in which students identify the microscopic structures of various tissues and organs in the human body, correlating these structures with their functions (a prerequisite for understanding the altered state in various disease processes). This class also lays the groundwork for future courses such as Physiology and Pathology.
    (10 credits; 141 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    MED 113 – EMBRYOLOGY
    This course provides students with a practical approach to the basic principles of embryology, including genetic inheritance. Lectures describe the stages involved in development of the organs and systems from the time of conception until birth. In addition, students learn to recognize the critical stages of normal development and the effects of common teratogens, genetic mutations and environmental hazards on the development of the fetus. This course also provides a practical approach to the developmental basis of major variations, abnormalities and congenital anomalies. Lectures are supplemented with embryologic models, slides, and computer graphics characterizing morphogenesis.
    (3 credits; 43 hrs. Lecture)

  • MED 211 – BIOCHEMISTRY
    In this course students learn the molecular, cellular, and chemical basis of life, such as those related to the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Key areas of emphasis include intermediary metabolism and its regulation, genetic basis of inherited diseases, and biochemical changes associated with the development/etiology of disease. The medical relevance is emphasized through clinical correlation and group discussions of medically important topics. The course lays a foundation in the student’s understanding of the normal biochemical functions and processes of the human body, preparing medical students for later learning of disease processes and pharmacological principles.
    (10 credits; 142 hrs. Lecture)

  • MED 212 – HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
    During this course students learn the normal functions and regulation of cells, organs and organ systems and physiological integration of the systems to maintain homeostasis—with emphasis on clinically relevant concepts. Lectures cover the neural and humoral homeostatic mechanisms and understanding of the physiology of muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive, gastrointestinal and renal systems. In addition, the pathophysiology of selected disease states are also explored. Students get a chance to experience what they have learned in the laboratory component of this course. This course builds on the student’s growing understanding of normal structure and function, laying the foundation for further exploration in pathophysiology and pharmacological effects on organ systems.
    (10 credits; 144 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisites: MED 111 & 112 are recommended.

  • MED 215 – MEDICAL GENETICS
    Medical Genetics is a lecture course that provides the students with an understanding of the principles and concepts of inherited disorders. Beginning with a study of chromosomes and the disorders that result from their aberrations, the course covers current diagnosis and treatment, the genetics of human populations and ongoing discoveries and research in molecular biology.
    (5 credits; 81 hrs. Lecture)
    Prerequisites: Completion of MED 112 and MED 113 is required.

  • MED 216 – EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
    This course introduces the students to the fundamental concepts of biostatistics and epidemiology. Using the principles of disease distribution, students are able to realize the importance of epidemiologic research to clinical practice. In addition to being able to evaluate current epidemiological issues, students learn the historical importance of how diseases are distributed in various populations and the impact this has on health issues in the 21st century.
    (4 credits; 52 hrs. Lecture)

  • MED 311 – MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
    This lecture and laboratory course provides the fundamental principles of microbiology, including the subdisciplines of immunology, virology, bacteriology, mycology and parasitology. This course explores the workings of the human immune system including the intricate processes of antigen recognition, immunoglobulin production and the detection of antigen-antibody reactions. Basic genetic and molecular biological concepts are integrated and connected to clinical manifestations of disease and immunopathological reactions (such as hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, transplantation concerns, tumor immunology, hematology, reproduction, infectious disease and immunodeficiency). Students acquire an understanding of the physiological and virulence properties of microorganisms and epidemiological factors that contribute to human infectious disease; immunological responses contributing to health and disease; and an introduction to the activities and uses of antimicrobial agents for asepsis and treatment.
    (12 credits; 154 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisites: Completion of MED 111 is required. Completion of MED 212 is recommended.

  • MED 312 – NEUROSCIENCES
    Neurosciences is a lecture and laboratory course that provides an integrated multidisciplinary study of the structure and functional relationships of the central and peripheral nervous systems and relies on basic knowledge of the anatomy of head and cranial nerves. Neurobiology and neurophysiology, brain metabolism, and the effects of damage and disease on cells of the central nervous system are covered in depth during the initial part of the course. Students are also introduced to techniques of neuroimaging and are taught introductory clinical assessment during this time. Each aspect of the central nervous system is discussed with regards to both normal structures and processes integrated with the pertinent clinical correlations. Learning is enhanced through laboratory gross brain dissection, imaging techniques and discussion of clinical correlations.
    (9 credits; 144 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisites: Completion of MED 111 is required. Completion of MED 212 is recommended.

  • MED 315 – MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY
    Through learning assignments and group discussions based on clinical problems, students learn about the behavioral sciences. Lectures highlight both normal and abnormal behaviors and include discussions on theories of learning, theories of personality, child development, cognitive functioning, death, sexual behavior, sleep, and the mind-body relationship. Common psychiatric illnesses are covered (symptoms, causes, and treatments) as are other important problems in medical practice such as domestic violence, child abuse and defense mechanisms. Practical learning experiences focus on teaching interviewing skills, mental status examinations, differential diagnosis, defense mechanisms, and practical engagement with patients.
    (9 credits; 134 hrs. Lecture/Lab)

  • MED 316 – MEDICAL & LEGAL ETHICS
    Through a combination of lectures and small group interactions, students are presented with a practical introduction to the current body of legal and ethical foundations involved in the practice of modern medicine. Students learn to address a number of moral and ethical health care questions depicting real-life issues taken from current literature and public records.
    (4 credits; 40 hrs. Lecture/Lab)

  • MED 411 – PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS
    This course provides a thorough approach to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic actions of common pharmaceutical preparations. The understanding of molecular structure and orientation, the mechanisms of action of medications, and characteristics of tolerance, sensitivity, therapeutic indices, dependency, withdrawal, and drug interactions are described in depth. Students will gain a functional understanding of major therapeutic drugs: their absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination; dose-response relationships; efficacy, mechanisms of action; therapeutic uses; drug interactions and toxicity. In addition to focusing on the pharmacological actions and interactions of medications, this course specifically examines the therapeutic uses and effects on clinical disease states using a case-based method.
    (12 credits; 144 hrs. Lecture)
    Prerequisite: Completion of MED 311 & 312 is recommended.

  • MED 412 – PATHOLOGY I
    This course introduces students to the responses of cells, tissues and organs to major disease processes. Topic areas covered include cell injury and cell death, inflammation, blood coagulation, immune deficiency diseases and some tumors. Group discussions are also a part of the course, as are laboratory exercises that utilize computerized slides and computer-assisted modules to explore concepts discussed in lectures.
    (11 credits; 143 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisite: Completion of MED 311 is required. Completion of MED 215 is recommended.

  • MED 511 – PATHOLOGY II
    During this course, students build upon the knowledge base developed in Pathology I (MED 412) and explore the pathology of each organ system in detail, including pediatric pathology. Through the use of microscopes, slides, and computer modules, students learn about pathophysiologic abnormalities of disease processes. Case studies are used to enhance the relationship between the pathologic basis of diseases and clinical treatment protocols.
    (11 credits; 133 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisite: Completion of MED 412 is required.

  • MED 118 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE I
    This course is the first of a four-part curriculum designed to introduce the student to the basic elements of clinical practice. Topics in this semester include communication skills, ethical treatment of patients and professionalism. In addition, students working in small groups with individual physicians will learn the fundamentals of obtaining a complete medical history from the patient’s presenting complaint, history of present illness, social history, family history, and review of systems.
    (2 credits; 19 hrs. Lecture/Lab)

  • MED 218 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE II
    During this course, students will begin to learn the essentials of performing a physical examination through a systems-based approach. This course allows students to apply their knowledge, understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. Lectures along with small group demons trations of a basic screening physical will be presented. Systems presented in this semester include skin, cardiac, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal. Students will use physical examination models, as well as electronic/computerized whole body simulators in the Clinical Skills Center to practice these skills in small groups and to reinforce the principles learning in the other basic science courses.
    (1 credit; 11 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Semester I courses is recommended.

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  • MED 318 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE III
    Students will begin to learn the essentials of performing a mental status and neurological examination in conjunction with the neuroscience course, in addition to continuing to refine their skills from the previous semesters. At the completion of this course students will have the ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, including reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. Students will practice these skills in small groups in the Clinical Skills Center.
    (1 credits; 10 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Completion of Semester II courses is recommended.

  • MED 418 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE IV
    This course is designed to help prepare the student for the clinical phase of medical school education. Lectures and demonstrations will review and reinforce the communication, professionalism, interviewing, screening physical and neurological examination skills learned in previous semesters of the Doctor Patient Relationship courses. Students will practice these skills in small groups in Clinical Skills Laboratory with individual physicians. At the completion of this course students will be able to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these conclusions, to specialist and nonspecialist audiences clearly and unambiguously; students will also have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.
    (6 credits; 114 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Semester III courses is recommended.

  • MED 218 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE II
    During this course, students will begin to learn the essentials of performing a physical examination through a systems-based approach. This course allows students to apply their knowledge, understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. Lectures along with small group demons trations of a basic screening physical will be presented. Systems presented in this semester include skin, cardiac, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal. Students will use physical examination models, as well as electronic/computerized whole body simulators in the Clinical Skills Center to practice these skills in small groups and to reinforce the principles learning in the other basic science courses.
    (1 credit; 11 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Semester I courses is recommended.

  • MED 513 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE V
    This course is designed to help the student integrate the knowledge learned in the basic sciences into the cognitive processes required for successful transition into the clinical sciences and to gain experience applying this knowledge to the practical approach of patient care. Students study the clinical presentation and management of major systemic disease processes including pertinent laboratory tests and radiologic studies of diagnostic importance. Advanced skills in interviewing techniques, history taking, and physical examination during problem-focused patient encounters will be covered. Emphasis is placed on the development of a student’s case presentation skills. The course faculty also team-teach small group clinical tutorials related to lecture and lab content.
    (10 credits; 140 hrs. Lecture/Lab)
    Prerequisites: Students must have completed all courses in Semesters I-IV, as well as completed or simultaneously have enrolled in MED 511.

  • ELEW 101 - ACTIVE AND REFLECTIVE LEARNING METHODS
    The purpose of this elective workshop is to provide students with basic skills for study time scheduling and with basic skills for applying active study methods along with multiple cycles of review and self-assessment to learning in medical school courses/clerkships.
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  • LEW 102 – POISONOUS PLANTS, FATAL FOODS AND MURDEROUS MEDICINES
    This course was designed with two elements. The first is a classroom discussion on common poisonous plants that are often used around the house or in gardens, things children may eat, adults may handle, or even foods that may be fatal in the wrong form. The lecture portion will be followed with a 2 hour hike up the mountainside discussing traditional medicines, what they were used for, and how they could either kill or cure.

  • ELEC 101 - COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to alternative medical systems being practiced in various parts of the world that are gaining acceptance in North America (including Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese and Kampo medicine, Greco-Arab medicine, homeopathy, and herbal therapies). Topics including brief history, concepts of health/disease states, treatment modalities, common uses as adjunctive treatment, and potential interactions with standard therapies will be explored in a lecture/discussion format.

  • ELEC 103 – YOGA FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT
    This enjoyable short course, for both beginners and those with some experience, leads students at a moderate pace through basic Hatha Yoga postures, combined with body strengthening, alignment, balancing, relaxation, and breathing techniques. It is a rewarding way to stay fit, remove stiffness, and improve flexibility, while releasing stress and preventing fatigue. Students should return to their class and study schedules feeling as if they’ve just had a great massage - invigorated, with renewed mental energy and without excessive perspiration.

  • Personalities and personal interaction
    Organizational behavior
    Educational psychology

  • *Most physicians practicing today were not trained in an era of evidence-based practice, Guyatt said, and thus, they didn’t learn the skills necessary to keep updated or learn the best sources to reference.

    “There’s some evidence that we tend to practice much the way we were taught in medical school,” Deyo agreed.

    There’s also some indication that the failure to remain updated might become more of a problem the longer a clinician has been out of medical school.* http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2009/12/doctors-stay-date-current-medical-information.html

  • development of tools to catalog health information
    Providing access to global information sources

  • TextBooks

  • MedlinePlus.gov
    The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), created MedlinePlus Connect, which links electronic health record systems to relevant health and wellness information from NLM’s authoritative consumer health Web site MedlinePlus.gov. MedlinePlus, available in English and Spanish, includes consumer health information from NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other U.S. government agencies and trusted health information providers. MedlinePlus delivers videos, news, tutorials, images, and comprehensive health information, updated daily.

    MedlinePlus Connect brings patients or health care providers in an EHR to consumer-friendly information directly related to their concerns. MedlinePlus Connect accepts information requests based on coding systems already used by EHRs, and supports the health IT standards used by certified EHR systems as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

  • Medbrary

    Medbrary.com is a digital medical library to assist physicians, nurses, students and biomedical researchers in finding health and scientific information to improve, update, assess or evaluate health care and research. We provide access to a range of electronic books and journals both in English and Spanish.Thousands of pdf files on all topics of medicine available to view online, download and print.
    This site is developed with Google Sites. Once subscribed you will be able tolog in using your Google account.

  • Digital Commons Network network.bepress.com
    The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

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  • MedPage Today and other clinical news services fill part of the need, providing reports of key trials and changes in guidelines on a daily basis.

  • UpToDate appears to be one of the more popular choices for finding information on a wide range of specialties

  • Epocrates is a widely used resource for medication information, including drug interactions, contraindications, and dosing.

  • Micromedex,

  • BMJ

  • Clinical Evidence,

  • First Consult,

  • Bandolier,

  • American College of Physicians’ PIER (Physicians’ Information and Education Resource).

  • HLWikiInternational

    http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca

  • Access to Medline +

  • Wiki : a website which can be edited online in your browser : Create pages , assign use right like who can contribute, edit , or simply read. E.g Wikiepedia
    Users contribute , interact with content and remain focus
    USES
    Developing content ( Newsletter , Database of FAQs for Medical Services;
    Collaborate in Research;
    Create faculty publication Database;
    Planning Medical Library Events;
    Collaborative reference resource collection ;

  • Twitter
    You tube
    Flickr

  • USES
    Marketing of Library websites &information contained there
    Distribution of subscribed sites or other web content
    Selection & acquisition of web content
    Aggregation of topics & research output for multiple sourcing
    Create medical literature awareness system
    E referencing
    News
    Evidence based Librarianship(EBL)
    Sharing of resources
    Bringing user and Medical Librarian together
    Strategic Dissemination of information
    Embedded Librarianship

  • Docphin (“doctors’ — personalized health information network”) is a personalized news and journal dashboard created for physicians. Docphin is an app for users to read journals from iOS or Android devices. As such, Docphin is compatible with the iPad but optimized for the iPhone 5. The Docphin app is available for free in both the iTunes and Google Play store.

    Docphin is simple to use and helpful in aggregating research from medical journals, news media and Twitter; it allows users to organize their favourite papers, read articles and track medical information from various sources within a single dashboard. The result is similar to the Netvibes dashboard or an RSS reader, and includes features such as installable widgets for tracking diverse content such as medical tweets, websites and social media.

  • Goal Setting / Time Management/ Notetaking / Revision / Exam Prep

  • Scientific Method /Hypothesis development and testing
    Review of the Literature
    Research process
    Research design
    Research methodologies (Experiment/ Case/ Survey/ Content Analyisis
    Research documentation
    Research dissemination

  • Andragogy vs pedagogy
    Group work

  • Projects in Knowledge

    Throw away those bulky, outdated printed medical books! Since its launch as the very first web-based medical reference tool and resource, Living Medical eTextbook has become the number one free source of originally researched and written information for busy clinicians—accessible online or at the point of care from the iPhone and iPad.
    Comprehensive, peer-reviewed, and CME/CE-certified medical information; approved guidelines; and treatment strategies for several therapeutic areas
    Rated a Top 10 free iPhone app by iMedicalApps
    Originally authored and fact-checked; curated and edited by noted thought leaders; dynamically updated to ensure timeliness and accuracy
    Expert commentary and engaging faculty interviews that punctuate key points
    Embedded links to authenticated resources—videos, journal articles, illustrations, animations, and podcasts—that clarify relevant issues and enhance learning

  • ELEW 101 - ACTIVE AND REFLECTIVE LEARNING METHODS
    The purpose of this elective workshop is to provide students with basic skills for study time scheduling and with basic skills for applying active study methods along with multiple cycles of review and self-assessment to learning in medical school courses/clerkships.

  • MED 512 – INTEGRATIVE STUDY OF THE BASIC SCIENCES
    This course provides an integrative approach to Basic Sciences for MUA students as they prepare for the USMLE Step 1. During the opening weeks of the course, students are offered a diagnostic pretest to help identify areas of challenge to assist in developing strategically designed study goals and schedules. In addition to the review materials, students are presented with the essential key elements in live review sessions in each subject area by experienced faculty and guest lectures. Frequent assessment throughout the course provides students the feedback they need to focus on their specific needs. Following the completion of the program, students are offered a simulated USMLE Step 1 to evaluate the comprehensiveness of their preparation.
    (10 credits; 200 Hours)
    Prerequisites: Students must have completed all courses in Semesters I-IV, as well as have completed or simultaneously enrolled in Semester V courses.

  • MED 217 – INFORMATICS AND EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE
    Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the integration of best research evidence, clinical expertise and patient values. The best evidence is usually found in clinically relevant research that has been conducted using sound methodology. This course introduces students to the general concepts and strategies that are relevant to clinical practice and serves as the foundation for lifelong learning and self study. Objectives of the course include understanding the basic principles and tools utilized in research including methods, and descriptive and inferential statistics; enhancing skills in data analysis and in the interpretation of medical literature; and gaining an appreciation of the value and applicability of sound research in clinical decision making. Students will use this practical learning in subsequent research projects.
    (2 credits; 30 hrs. Lecture)

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Following the completion of the program, students are offered a simulated USMLE Step 1 to evaluate the comprehensiveness of their preparation. \n(10 credits; 200 Hours)\nPrerequisites: Students must have completed all courses in Semesters I-IV, as well as have completed or simultaneously enrolled in Semester V courses."},{"_id":"3e5903cebc81977e9d00001d","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":1.25,"parentId":"3e590243bc81977e9d00001b","content":" online study techniques "},{"_id":"3e59642ebc81977e9d000035","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"3e5903cebc81977e9d00001d","content":""},{"_id":"3e5920e4bc81977e9d000028","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":2,"parentId":"3e590243bc81977e9d00001b","content":"Mentoring research process (individual supervision working with Faculty)\nTeaching research methods"},{"_id":"3e5957b1bc81977e9d000032","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"3e5920e4bc81977e9d000028","content":"Scientific Method /Hypothesis development and testing\nReview of the Literature\nResearch process\nResearch design\n Research methodologies (Experiment/ Case/ Survey/ Content Analyisis\nResearch documentation\nResearch dissemination"},{"_id":"3e598a34bc81977e9d000046","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"3e5957b1bc81977e9d000032","content":"MED 217 – INFORMATICS AND EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE\nEvidence-based medicine (EBM) is the integration of best research evidence, clinical expertise and patient values. The best evidence is usually found in clinically relevant research that has been conducted using sound methodology. This course introduces students to the general concepts and strategies that are relevant to clinical practice and serves as the foundation for lifelong learning and self study. Objectives of the course include understanding the basic principles and tools utilized in research including methods, and descriptive and inferential statistics; enhancing skills in data analysis and in the interpretation of medical literature; and gaining an appreciation of the value and applicability of sound research in clinical decision making. Students will use this practical learning in subsequent research projects.\n(2 credits; 30 hrs. Lecture)"},{"_id":"3e5955a7bc81977e9d000031","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"3e590243bc81977e9d00001b","content":"Database Searching\n\nDatabase evaluation"},{"_id":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":1.5,"parentId":"3e58ffd6bc81977e9d000018","content":"Basic Sciences"},{"_id":"3e596e4dbc81977e9d000036","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 111 – GROSS ANATOMY\nThis is a lecture and laboratory course where students will acquire a basic knowledge of both the gross structure and functional anatomy of organs and systems of the adult human body and how these relate to clinical disease. Concurrent with lecture and small group work, students perform regional dissection of cadavers and study a variety of imaging techniques (including X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans). Emphasis is on the identification of normal gross structures with lectures and demonstrations to illustrate clinically relevant normal and abnormal findings. The classroom lectures are integrated with small group sessions to provide a sound foundation for learning in other Basic Sciences courses including Physiology, Pathology and Foundations of Clinical Medicine.\n(14 credits; 229 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\n"},{"_id":"3e5970b7bc81977e9d000037","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":2,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 112 – HISTOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY\nThis course is the study of tissue organization, exploring the operation of the human body at a cellular and subcellular level. It is essential for understanding the mechanism and pathogenesis of disease states and the intricate relationships among the organ systems. Histology also provides the visual picture of the molecular mechanisms of cellular growth, cellular differentiation, tissue repair, and the inter- and intra-cellular defense mechanisms. Lectures are integrated with laboratory experiences in which students identify the microscopic structures of various tissues and organs in the human body, correlating these structures with their functions (a prerequisite for understanding the altered state in various disease processes). This class also lays the groundwork for future courses such as Physiology and Pathology.\n(10 credits; 141 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nMED 113 – EMBRYOLOGY \nThis course provides students with a practical approach to the basic principles of embryology, including genetic inheritance. Lectures describe the stages involved in development of the organs and systems from the time of conception until birth. In addition, students learn to recognize the critical stages of normal development and the effects of common teratogens, genetic mutations and environmental hazards on the development of the fetus. This course also provides a practical approach to the developmental basis of major variations, abnormalities and congenital anomalies. Lectures are supplemented with embryologic models, slides, and computer graphics characterizing morphogenesis.\n(3 credits; 43 hrs. Lecture)\n"},{"_id":"3e5971d8bc81977e9d000039","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":4,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 211 – BIOCHEMISTRY\nIn this course students learn the molecular, cellular, and chemical basis of life, such as those related to the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Key areas of emphasis include intermediary metabolism and its regulation, genetic basis of inherited diseases, and biochemical changes associated with the development/etiology of disease. The medical relevance is emphasized through clinical correlation and group discussions of medically important topics. The course lays a foundation in the student’s understanding of the normal biochemical functions and processes of the human body, preparing medical students for later learning of disease processes and pharmacological principles.\n(10 credits; 142 hrs. Lecture)\n"},{"_id":"3e597386bc81977e9d00003a","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 212 – HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY\nDuring this course students learn the normal functions and regulation of cells, organs and organ systems and physiological integration of the systems to maintain homeostasis—with emphasis on clinically relevant concepts. Lectures cover the neural and humoral homeostatic mechanisms and understanding of the physiology of muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive, gastrointestinal and renal systems. In addition, the pathophysiology of selected disease states are also explored. Students get a chance to experience what they have learned in the laboratory component of this course. This course builds on the student’s growing understanding of normal structure and function, laying the foundation for further exploration in pathophysiology and pharmacological effects on organ systems.\n(10 credits; 144 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisites: MED 111 & 112 are recommended.\n"},{"_id":"3e598675bc81977e9d000044","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.5,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 215 – MEDICAL GENETICS\nMedical Genetics is a lecture course that provides the students with an understanding of the principles and concepts of inherited disorders. Beginning with a study of chromosomes and the disorders that result from their aberrations, the course covers current diagnosis and treatment, the genetics of human populations and ongoing discoveries and research in molecular biology.\n(5 credits; 81 hrs. Lecture)\nPrerequisites: Completion of MED 112 and MED 113 is required.\n\n"},{"_id":"3e59940abc81977e9d000049","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.75,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 216 – EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE\nThis course introduces the students to the fundamental concepts of biostatistics and epidemiology. Using the principles of disease distribution, students are able to realize the importance of epidemiologic research to clinical practice. In addition to being able to evaluate current epidemiological issues, students learn the historical importance of how diseases are distributed in various populations and the impact this has on health issues in the 21st century.\n(4 credits; 52 hrs. Lecture)\n\n\n \n"},{"_id":"3e5995bdbc81977e9d00004a","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.875,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 311 – MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY\nThis lecture and laboratory course provides the fundamental principles of microbiology, including the subdisciplines of immunology, virology, bacteriology, mycology and parasitology. This course explores the workings of the human immune system including the intricate processes of antigen recognition, immunoglobulin production and the detection of antigen-antibody reactions. Basic genetic and molecular biological concepts are integrated and connected to clinical manifestations of disease and immunopathological reactions (such as hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, transplantation concerns, tumor immunology, hematology, reproduction, infectious disease and immunodeficiency). Students acquire an understanding of the physiological and virulence properties of microorganisms and epidemiological factors that contribute to human infectious disease; immunological responses contributing to health and disease; and an introduction to the activities and uses of antimicrobial agents for asepsis and treatment.\n(12 credits; 154 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisites: Completion of MED 111 is required. Completion of MED 212 is recommended.\n"},{"_id":"3e599661bc81977e9d00004b","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.9375,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 312 – NEUROSCIENCES\nNeurosciences is a lecture and laboratory course that provides an integrated multidisciplinary study of the structure and functional relationships of the central and peripheral nervous systems and relies on basic knowledge of the anatomy of head and cranial nerves. Neurobiology and neurophysiology, brain metabolism, and the effects of damage and disease on cells of the central nervous system are covered in depth during the initial part of the course. Students are also introduced to techniques of neuroimaging and are taught introductory clinical assessment during this time. Each aspect of the central nervous system is discussed with regards to both normal structures and processes integrated with the pertinent clinical correlations. Learning is enhanced through laboratory gross brain dissection, imaging techniques and discussion of clinical correlations. \n(9 credits; 144 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisites: Completion of MED 111 is required. Completion of MED 212 is recommended.\n"},{"_id":"3e59a674bc81977e9d000050","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.953125,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 315 – MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY\nThrough learning assignments and group discussions based on clinical problems, students learn about the behavioral sciences. Lectures highlight both normal and abnormal behaviors and include discussions on theories of learning, theories of personality, child development, cognitive functioning, death, sexual behavior, sleep, and the mind-body relationship. Common psychiatric illnesses are covered (symptoms, causes, and treatments) as are other important problems in medical practice such as domestic violence, child abuse and defense mechanisms. Practical learning experiences focus on teaching interviewing skills, mental status examinations, differential diagnosis, defense mechanisms, and practical engagement with patients.\n(9 credits; 134 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\n"},{"_id":"3e59a78fbc81977e9d000051","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.9609375,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 316 – MEDICAL & LEGAL ETHICS\nThrough a combination of lectures and small group interactions, students are presented with a practical introduction to the current body of legal and ethical foundations involved in the practice of modern medicine. Students learn to address a number of moral and ethical health care questions depicting real-life issues taken from current literature and public records.\n(4 credits; 40 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\n\n"},{"_id":"3e59a910bc81977e9d000052","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.96484375,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 411 – PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS\nThis course provides a thorough approach to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic actions of common pharmaceutical preparations. The understanding of molecular structure and orientation, the mechanisms of action of medications, and characteristics of tolerance, sensitivity, therapeutic indices, dependency, withdrawal, and drug interactions are described in depth. Students will gain a functional understanding of major therapeutic drugs: their absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination; dose-response relationships; efficacy, mechanisms of action; therapeutic uses; drug interactions and toxicity. In addition to focusing on the pharmacological actions and interactions of medications, this course specifically examines the therapeutic uses and effects on clinical disease states using a case-based method.\n(12 credits; 144 hrs. Lecture)\nPrerequisite: Completion of MED 311 & 312 is recommended.\n"},{"_id":"3e59a9cabc81977e9d000053","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.966796875,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 412 – PATHOLOGY I\nThis course introduces students to the responses of cells, tissues and organs to major disease processes. Topic areas covered include cell injury and cell death, inflammation, blood coagulation, immune deficiency diseases and some tumors. Group discussions are also a part of the course, as are laboratory exercises that utilize computerized slides and computer-assisted modules to explore concepts discussed in lectures.\n(11 credits; 143 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisite: Completion of MED 311 is required. Completion of MED 215 is recommended.\n"},{"_id":"3e59ace4bc81977e9d000054","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.9677734375,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":"MED 511 – PATHOLOGY II\nDuring this course, students build upon the knowledge base developed in Pathology I (MED 412) and explore the pathology of each organ system in detail, including pediatric pathology. Through the use of microscopes, slides, and computer modules, students learn about pathophysiologic abnormalities of disease processes. Case studies are used to enhance the relationship between the pathologic basis of diseases and clinical treatment protocols.\n(11 credits; 133 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisite: Completion of MED 412 is required.\n"},{"_id":"3e599e95bc81977e9d00004c","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.96875,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":""},{"_id":"3e599ef1bc81977e9d00004d","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5.984375,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":""},{"_id":"3e597e43bc81977e9d000042","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":6,"parentId":"3e590c49bc81977e9d000020","content":""},{"_id":"3e590d58bc81977e9d000021","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":1.75,"parentId":"3e58ffd6bc81977e9d000018","content":"Clinical Sciences"},{"_id":"3e598bf1bc81977e9d000047","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":0.5,"parentId":"3e590d58bc81977e9d000021","content":"MED 118 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE I\nThis course is the first of a four-part curriculum designed to introduce the student to the basic elements of clinical practice. Topics in this semester include communication skills, ethical treatment of patients and professionalism. In addition, students working in small groups with individual physicians will learn the fundamentals of obtaining a complete medical history from the patient’s presenting complaint, history of present illness, social history, family history, and review of systems.\n(2 credits; 19 hrs. Lecture/Lab)"},{"_id":"3e59b121bc81977e9d000055","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":0.53125,"parentId":"3e590d58bc81977e9d000021","content":"MED 218 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE II\nDuring this course, students will begin to learn the essentials of performing a physical examination through a systems-based approach. This course allows students to apply their knowledge, understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. Lectures along with small group demons trations of a basic screening physical will be presented. Systems presented in this semester include skin, cardiac, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal. Students will use physical examination models, as well as electronic/computerized whole body simulators in the Clinical Skills Center to practice these skills in small groups and to reinforce the principles learning in the other basic science courses.\n(1 credit; 11 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisite: Completion of Semester I courses is recommended.\n\n.\n"},{"_id":"3e59a388bc81977e9d00004f","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":0.5625,"parentId":"3e590d58bc81977e9d000021","content":"MED 318 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE III\nStudents will begin to learn the essentials of performing a mental status and neurological examination in conjunction with the neuroscience course, in addition to continuing to refine their skills from the previous semesters. At the completion of this course students will have the ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, including reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. Students will practice these skills in small groups in the Clinical Skills Center.\n(1 credits; 10 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisites: Prerequisite: Completion of Semester II courses is recommended.\n "},{"_id":"3e59a0a6bc81977e9d00004e","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":0.625,"parentId":"3e590d58bc81977e9d000021","content":"MED 418 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE IV\nThis course is designed to help prepare the student for the clinical phase of medical school education. Lectures and demonstrations will review and reinforce the communication, professionalism, interviewing, screening physical and neurological examination skills learned in previous semesters of the Doctor Patient Relationship courses. Students will practice these skills in small groups in Clinical Skills Laboratory with individual physicians. At the completion of this course students will be able to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these conclusions, to specialist and nonspecialist audiences clearly and unambiguously; students will also have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.\n(6 credits; 114 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisite: Completion of Semester III courses is recommended."},{"_id":"3e59921dbc81977e9d000048","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":0.75,"parentId":"3e590d58bc81977e9d000021","content":"MED 218 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE II\nDuring this course, students will begin to learn the essentials of performing a physical examination through a systems-based approach. This course allows students to apply their knowledge, understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. Lectures along with small group demons trations of a basic screening physical will be presented. Systems presented in this semester include skin, cardiac, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal. Students will use physical examination models, as well as electronic/computerized whole body simulators in the Clinical Skills Center to practice these skills in small groups and to reinforce the principles learning in the other basic science courses.\n(1 credit; 11 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisite: Completion of Semester I courses is recommended."},{"_id":"3e598749bc81977e9d000045","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"3e590d58bc81977e9d000021","content":"MED 513 – FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE V\nThis course is designed to help the student integrate the knowledge learned in the basic sciences into the cognitive processes required for successful transition into the clinical sciences and to gain experience applying this knowledge to the practical approach of patient care. Students study the clinical presentation and management of major systemic disease processes including pertinent laboratory tests and radiologic studies of diagnostic importance. Advanced skills in interviewing techniques, history taking, and physical examination during problem-focused patient encounters will be covered. Emphasis is placed on the development of a student’s case presentation skills. The course faculty also team-teach small group clinical tutorials related to lecture and lab content.\n(10 credits; 140 hrs. Lecture/Lab)\nPrerequisites: Students must have completed all courses in Semesters I-IV, as well as completed or simultaneously have enrolled in MED 511."},{"_id":"3e597734bc81977e9d00003b","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":2.375,"parentId":"3e58ffd6bc81977e9d000018","content":"Electives"},{"_id":"3e59779dbc81977e9d00003c","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"3e597734bc81977e9d00003b","content":"ELEW 101 - ACTIVE AND REFLECTIVE LEARNING METHODS\nThe purpose of this elective workshop is to provide students with basic skills for study time scheduling and with basic skills for applying active study methods along with multiple cycles of review and self-assessment to learning in medical school courses/clerkships.\nE"},{"_id":"3e597830bc81977e9d00003d","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":2,"parentId":"3e597734bc81977e9d00003b","content":"LEW 102 – POISONOUS PLANTS, FATAL FOODS AND MURDEROUS MEDICINES\nThis course was designed with two elements. The first is a classroom discussion on common poisonous plants that are often used around the house or in gardens, things children may eat, adults may handle, or even foods that may be fatal in the wrong form. The lecture portion will be followed with a 2 hour hike up the mountainside discussing traditional medicines, what they were used for, and how they could either kill or cure.\n"},{"_id":"3e597894bc81977e9d00003e","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"3e597734bc81977e9d00003b","content":""},{"_id":"3e59793abc81977e9d00003f","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":4,"parentId":"3e597734bc81977e9d00003b","content":"ELEC 101 - COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES\nThe purpose of this course is to introduce students to alternative medical systems being practiced in various parts of the world that are gaining acceptance in North America (including Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese and Kampo medicine, Greco-Arab medicine, homeopathy, and herbal therapies). Topics including brief history, concepts of health/disease states, treatment modalities, common uses as adjunctive treatment, and potential interactions with standard therapies will be explored in a lecture/discussion format.\n"},{"_id":"3e597991bc81977e9d000040","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":5,"parentId":"3e597734bc81977e9d00003b","content":"ELEC 103 – YOGA FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT\nThis enjoyable short course, for both beginners and those with some experience, leads students at a moderate pace through basic Hatha Yoga postures, combined with body strengthening, alignment, balancing, relaxation, and breathing techniques. It is a rewarding way to stay fit, remove stiffness, and improve flexibility, while releasing stress and preventing fatigue. 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Since its launch as the very first web-based medical reference tool and resource, Living Medical eTextbook has become the number one free source of originally researched and written information for busy clinicians—accessible online or at the point of care from the iPhone and iPad.\nComprehensive, peer-reviewed, and CME/CE-certified medical information; approved guidelines; and treatment strategies for several therapeutic areas\nRated a Top 10 free iPhone app by iMedicalApps\nOriginally authored and fact-checked; curated and edited by noted thought leaders; dynamically updated to ensure timeliness and accuracy\nExpert commentary and engaging faculty interviews that punctuate key points\nEmbedded links to authenticated resources—videos, journal articles, illustrations, animations, and podcasts—that clarify relevant issues and enhance learning\n\n- See more at: http://lmt.projectsinknowledge.com/#sthash.o1HQBLdC.dpuf"},{"_id":"3e5a16e11a13661b43000057","treeId":"3e58c408bc81977e9d00000d","seq":1,"position":0.5,"parentId":"3e59b7cfbc81977e9d000058","content":"\n**MedlinePlus.gov**\nThe National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), created MedlinePlus Connect, which links electronic health record systems to relevant health and wellness information from NLM’s authoritative consumer health Web site MedlinePlus.gov. MedlinePlus, available in English and Spanish, includes consumer health information from NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other U.S. government agencies and trusted health information providers. MedlinePlus delivers videos, news, tutorials, images, and comprehensive health information, updated daily.\n\nMedlinePlus Connect brings patients or health care providers in an EHR to consumer-friendly information directly related to their concerns. 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