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. 

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE ACTIVITIES AND LOGISTICS: Please provide a concise but complete description of the course activities and experiences in which students will engage during this elective course. Include performance expectations and any necessary logistical details.
Student Level
Is this course appropriate for Year Three students if prerequisites listed below are met?
Please list the specific and attainable learning objectives designed for this elective. Clearly describe the Basic Science objectives and the clinical integrative experiences that will be used to support those concepts, if applicable.
Please describe the method(s) by which you will determine that the student has achieved the course objectives (observation, oral exam, written exam, case presentation, oral presentation, written essay, discussion with faculty, etc.).
Mark all of the following that apply
Notification Requirement
Most faculty ask students to make contact in advance of the course start date. This is a good safety net for faculty and students to ensure everyone is prepared for the elective experience. Please indicate how far in advance you would prefer that students contact you or your designee.
If other than responsible faculty
Examples: 1 Min, 1 Max, No Visiting Students
Please specify the LENGTH of the elective, and whether it is FULL-TIME or HALF-TIME. Half-time electives are offered mornings only or afternoons only. EXTENDED ELECTIVES are offered on Thursday afternoons only, in 5-week blocks (maximum of 6 blocks or 30 weeks). Unless specified to the contrary in the catalog description, all students taking electives in Springfield are released from regular elective activities on THURSDAY AFTERNOONS if they are enrolled in an Extended Elective Course. Mark all of the following that apply:
Regular is 1, 2 or 4 weeks. Extended is 5 or 10 weeks.
Computer Training
This course will require computer training.