Emory Mini-Medical School 102: Diagnosis And Treatment Decisions In
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
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:
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: TAKING THE PATIENT HISTORY AND THE PHYSICAL
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
LOOKING AT THE BODY (AND BRAIN) WITH IMAGING MRI AND CT SCANS
Patricia Hudgins, MD, Professor and Director, Neuroradiology, Department
Naomi Alazraki, MD, Professor and Co-Director, Nuclear Medicine Department
CHEST X-RAY AND RADIATION
Kay Vydareny, MD, Professor, Department of Radiology
October 21 GENETICS IN THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND (SOMETIMES) PREVENTION
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
DIAGNOSING, TREATING COGNITIVE PROBLEMS, INCLUDING ALZHEIMERS
Allan Levey, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Neurology
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
Presentation of diplomas
Thomas J. Lawley, MD, Dean, Emory University School of Medicine