The Endocrine, Reproductive, Musculoskeletal and Dermatologic course advances students’ knowledge of the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of the endocrine, reproductive, musculoskeletal and dermatologic systems. This enables students to describe major diseases of those systems, including their signs and symptoms, histopathologic and clinical laboratory characteristics, and rationale for current therapeutic interventions. Students in this course also explore ethical and psychosocial issues related to wellness and illness within these four body systems.
The following course objectives align with the IU School of Medicine MD Curriculum Competencies and Institutional Learning Objectives. This alignment enables faculty and students to understand how current student learning prepares them for the next stage in training and for their ongoing practice and maintenance of certification.