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Department: MEOSA-Student Affairs
Course: 612-Space Medicine Journal Club

Course Director: Jeffrey P. Sutton, M.D., Ph.D.
Course Faculty:
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms:
Min. Number of Students:  Max: 
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
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Statement of Goals:
This elective course is the third educational program offered by CSM. The course provides senior students with a forum to examine, present and discuss clinical and scientific topics is space medicine with their peers and leading experts in the field. The experts include scientists and physicians with CSM and/or the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), as well as NASA flight surgeons and astronauts with long-duration flight experience aboard the International Space Station. The course will be offered to 3rd and 4th year BCM students who have taken MEOSA 610 "Introduction to Human Space Exploration and Medicine" and MEOSA 611 "Topics in Human Space Exploration and Medicine".
Learning Activities
Objectives for the elective are to: *Provide in-depth information on clinical space medicine topics; *Teach students about interdisciplinary approaches for clinical problem solving arising on international space missions; *Expose students to the importance of group discussions and critical thinking relevant to space medicine and clinical problems arising in extreme environments on Earth; and *Provide students with the opportunity to interact with and participate in space medicine research. At the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of clinical issues associated with human space exploration and the implementation of medical care in extreme environments.
Evaluation Methods
Journal Club will be held monthly on the 1st Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Nancy Gibbins
Contact Phone: 713-798-7639
Contact Fax: 713-798-7413
Contact Location:
Address: NA-425

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