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Year Two: HII

Hematology, Immunology & Infection [HII] Unit

Unit Co-Chairs

  • Michael Olson, PhD
  • Sana Waqar, MBBS/MD

Nurse Educator

General Goals

The general goal of this unit is for the student to:

  1. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the biological basis for infectious processes.
  2. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the role of immunology and other host defenses against infectious agents.
  3. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases.
  4. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the treatment of infectious diseases with emphasis on the pharmacologic treatment.
  5. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the population health, epidemiologic and preventive health aspects of infectious diseases.
  6. Acquire and utilize knowledge of basic hematology and hematologic disorders.
  7. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the role of genetics disorders in infectious processes and immune disorders.
  8. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the diagnosis and diagnostic approaches of/to infectious diseases.
  9. Acquire proficiency in the clinical skills related to the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
  10. Review the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the organ systems that are relevant to the understanding of infectious processes.
  11. Demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of information through the effective use of information science based methods.

In addition, since hematology is central to all of the Year 2 Units, introductory objectives to the subject are included in the unit. The general approach will be to present the student with patient problems in a variety of formats (ePBLM's, standardized patients, clinical case presentations and basic science resource sessions) and to require students to develop and master the learning issues necessary to understand the infectious process (and incidentally to attempt to solve the patient problem).