Courses

MED 180OR Medical School Orientation 1

Orientation to the MS1 Curriculum and student experience

MED 181MD Structure and Function

Integrated concepts in immunology; medical microbiology and infectious diseases; the pathological basis of human disease; pharmacologic principles and initial therapeutic decision making to lay the foundation for clinical medicine.

MED 184MD Foundations of Disease

Integrated concepts in immunology; medical microbiology and infectious diseases; the pathological basis of human disease; pharmacologic principles and initial therapeutic decision making to lay the foundation for clinical medicine.

MED 185MD Mechanisms of Disease

Overview of the disease-specific concepts required to participate in patient care by integrating clinical medicine, microbiology, pathology, and pharmacology into organ system modules, and the pathophysiology of diseases, the differential diagnosis of cardinal symptoms, and treatment modalities. Includes other concepts such as radiology and diagnostics.

MED 186MD Cells to Populations

Integration and application of biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, and normal cell structure and function to case-based clinical manifestations of human disease. Expansion of the pathogenesis of disease to also incorporate psychosocial and population-based effects.

MED 187MD Medical Neuroscience

Neuroanatomy, neurobiology, and human behavior in the context of the anatomy, development, physiology, and radiological features of the nervous system. Includes consciousness, perception, and emotion, how they relate to clinical conditions, and clinical, pathological, etiological, and therapeutic options for neurological and psychiatric conditions.

MED 191CS Clinical Skills

Explores concepts in doctor-patient relationships, patient interviewing, physical exams, and basic counseling and clinical skills. Activities include peer and self-assessment skill building; physician's attitudes and conduct sessions; clinical skills development; and medical humanities issues, including ethics, professionalism, and practice management.

MED 191IE Interprofessional Practice

Interprofessional teams explore concepts from the core competencies of the interprofessional collaborative: values and ethics for interprofessional practice, roles and responsibilities, communication, and teams and teamwork. Includes collaboration with other interprofessionals in different disciplines such as pharmacy, nursing, and social work.

MED 191LP Leadership Practice

This course will create a solid foundation in leadership by exposing learners to effective leadership approaches, skills and application exercises. Topics will include leadership: assessment (self and other), fundamentals, philosophy, skills, practices, and behaviors.

MED 191MD Innovation, Leadership, and Discovery Block

A nine-month Innovation, Leadership and Discovery block affords the opportunity to complete a large, independent distinction project or dual degree. All students are expected to achieve the same competencies during the Innovation, Leadership and Discovery block irrespective of the path they have chosen to pursue. All students will complete a scholarly project, submit an abstract, and present their project at ILD Scholarship Day.

MED 192MD Discovery and Inquiry

Students who choose the Discovery and Inquiry option for their Innovation, Leadership and Discovery block have the opportunity to complete a large distinction project. Working in a rigorous scholarly environment with a faculty mentor, they develop skills for investigation and learn how to communicate findings. Throughout the nine months, students make progress toward long-term goals and prepare to present their work to the community.

Distinction 1: Research
Distinction 2: Population Health
Distinction 3: Design and Innovation in Health Care

MED 192CS Clinical Skills - Clinical World

Explores concepts in doctor-patient relationships in the greater context of the clinical practice. Activities include monthly sessions, peer and self-assessment.

MED 192IE Interprofessional Education - Applications

Medical students will experience IPE through the clinical clerkships. This curriculum will weave experiential and assessment elements into the clerkships. Additionally, medical students will prepare for the Scholarship year through online training in quality improvement and patient safety.

MED 192LP Leadership

This course will expose learners to Healthcare Value and Systems through effective leadership approaches, skills, and application exercises.

MED 193CS Clinical Skills - Clinical Systems

Explores concepts in doctor-patient relationships in the greater context of the clinical practice. Activities include monthly sessions, peer and self-assessment.

MED 193IE Interprofessional Education - Scholarship and Service

Medical students will experience IPE through the clinical clerkships. This curriculum will weave experiential and assessment elements into the clerkships. Additionally, medical students will prepare for the Scholarship year through online training in quality improvement and patient safety.

MED 193LP Leadership Service

Apply leadership knowledge and skill through case based learning, project work, and within the Innovation, Leadership and Discovery block.

MED 296MD Student Enrichment Elective

Enrichment Electives are non-credit elective courses that enhance students’ education and broaden their sense of being. Enrichment Electives are not required for graduation.

Topic 1: Clinical Informatics
Topic 2: Medical Spanish
Topic 3: Nutrition
Topic 4: Racial Disparities
Topic 5: Integrating Technology in Healthcare
Topic 6: Personal Genomics in Clinical Decision Making
Topic 7: Racial Dimension of American Medicine
Topic 8: Understanding Homelessness
Topic 9: Foundations in Global Health
Topic 10: Humanity Heart and the Art of Medicine
Topic 11: Introduction to Biomedical Device Design
Topic 12: Narrative Medicine: Close Reading, Expressive Writing
Topic 13: Independent Study
Topic 14: Medicinema
Topic 15: Culinary Medicine
Topic 16: Healer's Art: Heart of Medicine
Topic 17: Personal Genomics
Topic 18: Lifelong Learning and Teaching
Topic 19: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

MED 380EM Emergency Medicine

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in Emergency Medicine with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of acute illness, differential diagnosis and treatment versus admission plans.

MED 380GP Geriatrics/Pallative Care

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in Geriatrics/Palliative Care with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans. Special consideration to pain management and polypharmacy.

MED 380IM Internal Medicine Core Clerkship

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in Internal Medicine with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans.

MED 380MS Milestone Zero

This course provides a transition from scientific foundations courses to clerkships.

MED 380PC Primary Care, Family and Community Medicine

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in primary care with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans. Content and clinical experiences related to each phase of the human life cycle that will prepare students to recognize wellness, determines of health and opportunities for health promotion.

MED 380PM Pediatrics Core Clerkship

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in Pediatrics with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans.

MED 380PN Psychiatry/Neurology Combined Core Clerkship

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in Psychiatry and Neurology with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans.

MED 380SM Surgery Core Clerkship

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in Surgery with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans.

MED 380WH Women’s Health Core Clerkship

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in Women's Health with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans.

MED 381PC Advanced Primary Care, Family and Community Medicine

Gain exposure to common clinical scenarios in primary care with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans. Hone skills with indirect oversight, given student experience.

MED 481OP Ophthalmology and Retina

Work with faculty to diagnose, test, and treat vitreoretinal diseases and various general ophthalmology conditions. Use a direct-ophthalmoscope, slit lamp, and other specialized instruments in performing an ophthalmic examination.  Observe surgical procedures performed both in office and in the operating room. Participate in activities such as office practice, continuing medical education programs, emergency room call, hospital consultations, surgical procedures, civic activities, and medical staff meetings.

MED 485IM Internal Medicine Selective

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in Internal Medicine Subspecialties with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans.

Topic 1: Hematology/Oncology
Topic 2: Infectious Diseases
Topic 3: Cardiology
Topic 4: Gastroenterology
Topic 5: Nephrology
Topic 6: Endocrinology

 

MED 485SM Surgery Selective

Exposes students to common clinical scenarios in Surgical Medicine Subspecialties with graduated expectations of clinical decision making and reasoning, recognizing and interpreting symptoms and signs of disease, differential diagnosis and treatment plans.

Topic 1: Neuro Surgery
Topic 
2: Plastic Surgery
Topic 3: Orthopedic Surgery
Topic 4: Anesthesia
Topic 5: Pediatric Surgery
Topic 6: Urology

MED 588MD Clinical Teaching

Students will enhance skills in clinical teaching, mentorship, and performance assessment across a wide range of competencies, such as practice-based learning, systems-based practice, and leadership. Students will identify strategies for teaching when time is limited and and practice role-modeling of patient-centered care.

MED 880BA Financial Accounting

An examination of the information needs of capital market participants in a dynamic and complex socioeconomic system; emphasis on interpretation, measurement, and disclosure of economic events.

MED 880ED Topics in Learning and Motivation

Topic 1: Psychology of Learning
Topic 
2: History and Systems of Psychology
Topic 3: Research Practicum in Human Development, Culture, and Learning Sciences
Topic 4: Post Secondary Teaching Practicum
Topic 5: Motivation and Emotion
Topic 6: Instructional Psychology

Topic 7: Academic and Student Affairs in Higher Education

MED 880ID Introduction to Design Thinking

Explores the concepts of design thinking and human-centered design methods, with a focus on design process and problem solving.

MED 881BA Financial Management

An exploration of concepts and techniques employed in investment decision making, working capital management, and financing the activities of a business.

MED 881ED Topics in Psychometrics

Topic 1: Measurement and Evaluation
Topic 
2: Psychometric Theory and Methods

MED 881ID Design in Health

 Exploration of creative design-based approaches and problem-solving methods and their application to solving contemporary health care challenges.

MED 882BA Statistics

A unified approach to basic concepts in collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, emphasizing capabilities of different statistical methods and business applications. Students use statistical software packages.

MED 882ED Topics in Quantitative Methods

Topic 1: Fundamental Statistics

MED 882ID Topics in Storytelling

Topic 1: Brand Storytelling
Topic 
2: Introduction to Documentary
Topic 3: Design Technologies I
Topic 4: Graphic Design Print/Online
Topic 5: Health Communication: Campaigns and Media
Topic 6: Photography for Reporting Texas

MED 883ED Topics in Biological Basis of Behavior and Learning

Topic 1: Pediatric Psychology

MED 883ID Topics in Business Design

Topic 1: The Business of Design
Topic 
2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Topic 3: Entrepreneurial Growth
Topic 4: Opportunity Identification and Analysis
Topic 5: Intellectual Property
Topic 6: Health Law and Policy

MED 884BA Strategic Career Planning

Issues surrounding career planning, including exploration and implementation. Professional development issues, including self-assessment.

MED 884ED Topics in Human Development

Topic 1: Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Self
Topic 
2: Individual Through the Life Cycle
Topic 3: Social Psychology
Topic 4: Fundamentals of Behavioral Theory and Interventions

MED 884ID Topics in Service Design

Topic 1: Designing for Human Behavior
Topic 
2: Healthcare Analytics
Topic 3: Narrative Strategy and Media Design

MED 885BA Operations Management

An introduction to the issues and decisions involved in the production of goods and services. Focuses on designing, operating, controlling, and improving the systems that accomplish production.

MED 885ED Topics in Quantitative Methods with Lab

Topic 1: Statistical Analysis and Experimental Design

MED 885ID Topics in Health Organization Design

Topic 1: Foundations of Organization Behavior and Administration

MED 886BA Marketing Management

An introduction to the marketing perspective on strategy development and to the elements of marketing analysis. Includes the functional decision areas of the marketing manager, such as products and product lines, pricing policies, branding, promotion and advertising, and channels of distribution, and how organizations use these components to create, capture, and sustain value for the firm.

MED 886ID Sketching for Thinking and Communications

Discussion of sketching as the fastest way to convey ideas, both in an ideation session or taking notes in a meeting. Explores the basic elements of sketching to visualize concepts and quickly bring alignment to any team.

MED 886ED Post Secondary Teaching

Practicum in post-secondary teaching.

MED 887ID Introduction to Prototyping

Studies within integrated design.

MED 888ID Healthcare Design

Design techniques, case studies, and team critiques. Seminar component of Integrated Design 692.

MED 889ID Healthcare Design Lab

Team-based, project-focused application of the principles of design to real-world health and wellness challenges. Lab component of Integrated Design 291.

MED 890BA Topics in Business III

Topic 1: Strategies for Networked Economy
Topic 
2: Financial Planning for Wealth Management
Topic 3: Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business
Topic 4: Healthcare Analytics

MED 891BA Topics in Accounting II

Topic 1: Performance Management and Control
Topic 2: Business Analytics and Decision Modeling

MED 892BA Topics in Management II

Topic 1:Leading People and Organizations
Topic 2: People Analytics

MED 893BA Topics in Management Information Systems III

Topic 1: Predictive Analytics and Data Mining
Topic 2: Independent Study

MED 894BA Topics in Accounting III

Topic 1: Financial Statement Analysis

MED 895BA Topics in Finance

Topic 1: Valuation

MED 896BA Topics in Marketing

Topic 1: Analysis of Markets

MED 897BA Topics in Management III

Topic 1: Strategic Management
Topic 2: Healthcare Tech Commercialization
Topic 3: Entrepreneurial Growth
Topic 4: Innovation Through Design Thinking
Topic 5: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Topic 6: Advocacy
Topic 7: Healthcare Business Ecosystem
Topic 8: Art and Science of Negotiation
Topic 9: Texas Venture Labs
Topic 10: Management Sustainability
Topic 11: Global Management
Topic 12: New Venture Creation
Topic 13: Global Management Studies

MED 899BA Topics in Law III

Topic 1: Business and Regulatory Aspects of Health Law
Topic 2: Health Justice and Medical Legal
Topic 3: Law for Entrepreneurs
Topic 4: Healthcare Law and Policy