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Medical Knowledge

Students apply evidence- based principles of etiological, biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, pharmacological and social- behavioral sciences to guide diagnosis, treatment and patient care decisions.

Medical Knowledge 1: Physiology

Apply knowledge of normal human structure, function and development from the molecular through whole body levels, to distinguish health from disease and explain how physiologic mechanisms are integrated and regulated in the body.

Medical Knowledge 2: Etiology

Explain the causes (behavioral, degenerative, developmental, genetic, immunologic, inflammatory, metabolic, microbiologic, neoplastic, toxic, environmental and traumatic) of diseases, injuries and functional deficits affecting organ systems.

Medical Knowledge 3: Pathophysiology

Describe the altered structure and function resulting from diseases, injuries and functional deficits affecting organ systems, with an ability to interpret the clinical, histopathologic, laboratory and radiographic manifestations commonly seen in practice.

Medical Knowledge 4: Interventions

Pharmacology and medication management. Provide justifications for interventions to diagnose, prevent, treat and manage individual patients' diseases, injuries and functional deficits of organ systems.

Medical Knowledge 5: Medical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine

Explain the role of the scientific method and apply principles of evidence based medicine, including biostatistics and critical appraisal of literature, to enhance translation of scientific discovery into clinical practice.