Cardiovascular System – SMD 543

Total Contact Hours:

68 hours

Director:

Timothy Janz, M.D., Professor, Emergency Medicine

Description:

Diseases and illnesses of the cardiovascular system are presented from multiple perspectives, including modern therapies. Learning activities highlight ECG interpretation, making a differential diagnosis, and strategies for prevention of heart disease.


Course Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, Teaching and Learning Activities, and their Integration with the Institutional Educational Objectives:

What does our institution want our graduates to do?

If your students mastered the content of your course, what would they be able to do?
 

What will students need to do for them and others (peers, professors) to know whether they have achieved this specific learning goal?

How will students get the information they need to learn?

1.
Institutional Objectives

2.
Learning Goals

3.
Assessment
Activities (graded)

4.
Practice/Feedback Activities (non-graded)

5.
Teaching and Learning Activities

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with CAD, VHD, acute/chronic heart failure, endocarditis, pericarditis, myocarditis, a cardiomyopathy, identify the key anatomic, physiologic, and pathogenic features and how they match with clinical presentation, including heart sounds and select evidence-based options for treatment (pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic). 

TBL IRAT/GRAT

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Final

Online Practice Questions (Physio)

In-Class Practice Questions (Autonomic Pharm)

Workshop Cases

ECG Review

TBL GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

TBL

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with hypertension or hypotension, identify the key anatomical, physiologic, and pathogenic features leading to clinical presentation, determine appropriate further diagnostic approaches to make a differential diagnosis and select evidence-based approaches to treatment (including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic); if pharmacologic, identify relevant indications, contraindications, side and adverse effects, and drug/drug interactions.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Final

Online Practice Questions (Physio)

In-Class Practice Questions (Autonomic Pharm)

Workshop Cases

ECG Review

TBL GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

TBL

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Apply knowledge of the biochemistry, genetics, and physiology of lipid metabolism to identify pathologic and clinical features of hyperlipidemia and select evidence-based pharmacologic interventions.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Final

TBL GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

TBL

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a normal ECG tracing, identify the relationships between heart anatomy and cardiac electrical activity and match with findings of physical exam.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Final

Online Practice Questions (Physio)

In-Class Practice Questions (Autonomic Pharm)

Workshop Cases

ECG Review

TBL GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

TBL

 

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a ECG tracing, identify its key characteristics, clarify if normal or abnormal, and, if abnormal, identify the type of abnormality, its likely pathogenesis and clinical manifestation.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Final

Workshop Cases

ECG Review

TBL  GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

TBL

 

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with a cardiac dysrhythmia, identify its key ECG, clinical history and physical exam features and select evidence-based pharmacologic approaches for treatment.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Final

Workshop Cases

ECG Review

TBL  GAPP

 

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with a possible congenital heart defect, identify the salient anatomic, genetic, pathologic, and clinical features, and select appropriate further diagnostic testing and evidence-based treatment approaches.

TBL IRAT/GRAT

MCQ Exam

Term 2 Final

TBL peer feedback at end of Term 2  

Online Practice Questions (Physio)

TBL  GAPP

Textbook Readings

Notepack

Live Lectures

TBL