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September 19, 2003

 

Emory Mini-Medical School 102: Diagnosis And Treatment Decisions In Medicine

ATLANTA Rich with a host of new lecturers and topics, Emory University's popular Mini-Medical School 102 for the general public will run for five consecutive Tuesday nights, October 7, 2003 to November 4, 2003 from 7 to 9 p.m. This course picks up where the Mini-Medical School 101 course left off and includes an optional additional one-night "residency" that takes class members through Emory's Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital.

Students will learn from the director of Emory's Executive Health program how and why doctors use history taking and physical exams to diagnose and make treatment decisions. Four of the School of Medicine's most distinguished faculty, recognized by the medical students for their good teaching, will explain the roles of sophisticated lab tests and imaging techniques.

The Director of the Center of Human Genomics will describe how genetics can help diagnose and sometimes prevent disease. The Emory doctor who serves as chief of emergency medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital will explain what happens when a patient arrives at the emergency room. Then, students will have the chance to try out their new diagnostic skills as more of Emory's leading physicians discuss diagnosis and treatment for problems with sleep, gastrointestinal problems, Alzheimer's and other memory problems, and infertility.

Mini-Medical School 102 will again be hosted by Randy Martin, MD, Director of Echocardiology at Emory. Classes are held in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building, 1440 Clifton Road, with free parking in the Michael Street parking deck and shuttle service to the building. Refreshments begin at 6:30.

To register, call the Emory Center for Lifelong Learning (404/727-6000). Tuition is $85. That $85 includes a textbook, diploma, and the residency. You also can register online at http://www.emory.edu/eve/short_courses/index.html.

Courses and topics are as follows, followed by short discussions:

October 7
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: TAKING THE PATIENT HISTORY AND THE PHYSICAL EXAM
David Roberts, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

THE PATHOLOGY LAB: BLOOD TESTS, PAP SMEARS AND TUMOR BIOPSIES, AND OTHERTESTS
Sharon A.Weiss, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Pathology

October 14
LOOKING AT THE BODY (AND BRAIN) WITH IMAGING MRI AND CT SCANS
Patricia Hudgins, MD, Professor and Director, Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology

NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Naomi Alazraki, MD, Professor and Co-Director, Nuclear Medicine Department of Radiology

CHEST X-RAY AND RADIATION
Kay Vydareny, MD, Professor, Department of Radiology

October 21 GENETICS IN THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND (SOMETIMES) PREVENTION OF DISEASE
Neil Lamb, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics

DIAGNOSING AND TREATING SLEEP DISORDERS
David Rye, MD, PhD, Director, Sleep Disorders Center

October 28 DIAGNOSING, TREATING GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Vincent W. Yang, MD, PhD, Professor and Director, Division of Digestive Diseases

DIAGNOSING, TREATING COGNITIVE PROBLEMS, INCLUDING ALZHEIMERS
Allan Levey, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Neurology

November 4
TRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE
Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA Deputy Senior Vice-President, Medical Affairs Chief of Emergency Medicine Vice-Chairman, Clinical Affairs Department of Emergency Medicine Grady Health System

DIAGNOSING, TREATING INFERTILITY
Celia Dominguez, MD, Assistant Professor, Gynecology/Obstetrics

GRADUATION
Presentation of diplomas
Thomas J. Lawley, MD, Dean, Emory University School of Medicine


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