University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Medical Student Education

Course 555: Attacks and Defenses

Attacks and Defenses is the bridge course between Fundamentals and Systems Integration courses. It is designed to integrate studies in the principles of hematology, immunology, microbiology, toxicology, pathology, pharmacology, and neoplasia.

Its goal is to ensure that students understand the vocabulary, principles, and pathophysiology of disciplines that are not necessarily organ based. Students will be introduced to advanced history taking skills and clinical problem solving skills. Instructional methods include lectures, weekly laboratories and small group exercises, and standardized patient exercises. (6 weeks)

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