A Basic Science Elective course is one in which the focus is on learning and applying advanced basic science principles and concepts. It can be presented in the laboratory or clinical environment and can extend beyond the “classic eight” (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, behavioral Sciences, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology) to include Ethics, Humanities, Epidemiology, Nutrition, and Biostatistics. Whenever possible the basic sciences should be learned and evaluated in the context of solving patient problems. To that end, it is anticipated that clinical faculty will serve as consultants (and possibly co-faculty) in the development and/or delivery of the Basic Science Elective Courses. When there is a clinical component to the elective, students will be required to maintain an electronic logbook of patient encounters.
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