John R. Overbeck
Offered at a graduate level periodically by faculty members within the Department of Bioengineering; concerns areas of research activities with current and topical interest to bioengineers. Prerequisite: undergraduate or graduate courses (or equivalent) determined individually for each special topic.
This class covers material learned in the second and third years of medical school about clinical medicine. It has been condensed into 30 sessions to aquaint engineers to the basic clinical skills needed in diagnosis. Understanding the clinical problems will help in the design of medical equipment by allowing the engineer to view the problem from the clinician's perspective.
Student learning goals
Understand the process of differential diagnosis (the medical way of thinking)
Understand the written and oral method of medical communication and record keeping
Be comfortable with accessing medical textbooks (Harrison's Internal Medicine is one of the medical gold standards)
Understand and practice the methods of physical exam
General method of instruction
Lecture, discussion and demonstration
You will be treated like a medical student. Your background in anatomy and physiology will be assumed and is essential for full participation in the course
Class assignments and grading