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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: 20
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 0.5
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Tuesdays 12 noon to 1 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
The elective will expose the student to metabolic disorders managed in the biochemical genetics clinic - the "real-life" clinical application of the various pathways learned in biochemistry - including glucose metabolism, amino acid metabolism, 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 of these disorders while simultaneously reviewing biochemical pathways learned in biochemistry. Students will also have the opportunity to observe diagnosis and management of patients in the Metabolic Clinic (optional). Each session will focus on a genetic disorder in one of the pathways described above and will be case-based. Readings and materials will be provided during the course. Students must attend 7 out of 9 sessions to obtain 0.5 credits. Tuesdays, 12 noon to 1 p.m.; R808; Meeting Dates: 10/4/2016 through 12/6/2016 (no class on 10/18/2016)
Learning Activities
1)Responsibilities as a learner and colleague 2) Demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, and social behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to diagnose, manage, and prevent disease in the area of biochemical genetics 3) Utilize the principles of public health in identifying and reducing the incidence, prevalence, and severity of disease to improve health in the area of biochemical genetics (newborn screening) 4) Interpret diagnostic tests as they relate to common clinical, laboratory, and radiologic findings in the spectrum of health and disease in the area of biochemical genetics
Evaluation Methods
Participation in case discussions and attendance at 7/8 classes
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Tuesdays, 12 noon to 1 p.m.; R808; Meeting Dates: 10/4/2016 through 12/6/2016 (no class on 10/18/2016)
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Lindsay Burrage, M.D.
Contact Phone: 216-577-0257
Contact Fax:
Contact Location:
Address: BCM 225

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