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Department: MEGNT-Molecular and Human Genetics
Course: 515-Clinical Intersections I: Biochemistry & Metabolic Disorders

Course Director: Lindsay Burrage, M.D.
Course Faculty:
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 2
Min. Number of Students:Max: 15
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
The elective will expose the student to metablic disorders - the "real-life" clinical application of the various pathways you have learned - including gluconeogenesis, amino acid synthesis, fatty acid oxidation, and the urea cycle. Students will participate in a weekly case-based seminar that will highlight clinical features of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. Students will also have the opportunity to observe diagnosis and management of patients in the Metabolic Clinic (optional).
Learning Activities
Students will participate in a case-based learning session. Each session will focus on a genetic disorder in one of the pathways described above. Readings and materials will be provided during the course. Students must attend 4 out of 5 sessions to obtain .5 credit and all registered students will have the option to observe clinic encounters at the Meatbolic Clinic for an additional 1 credit.
Evaluation Methods
The course will be graded as Pass/Fail on the basis of attendance of 4 of 5 lectures. Knowledge assessments will be conducted through directed questions and group discussion but will not be incorporated into the final grade.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
First Meeting, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Noon; DeBakey Bldg.
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Myriam Garcia
Contact Phone: 832-822-6589
Contact Fax: 832-825-4294
Contact Location: TCH - CCC1560

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