This course will prepare students to apply scientific understanding of normal physiological functions, the mechanisms of disease and principles of therapeutics within conceptual and clinical applications in order to:
- Distinguish normal from abnormal cardiovascular function, formulate a diagnosis, and determine the most appropriate basic therapeutic approach.
- Interpret and analyze history and physical examination, laboratory results, ECGs, and imaging technologies to diagnose and guide basic therapeutic approach for common cardiovascular conditions.
Students must combine the knowledge gained in OMS I basic science courses and in this course with skills learned in clinical skills courses. Students will be tasked to apply knowledge gained in this system during simulation labs and OSCEs in EPC and CPEs in EPC and OPP.