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Department: MEPMR-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Course: 501-Musculoskeletal

Course Coordinator: Dr. Walter Wade
Course Faculty: Dr. Charles G. Kevorkian,Dr. Ahmed Khalifa
Elective Location: SLEH
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 5
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine and Surgery Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: No

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 course emphasizes medical rehabilitation treatment in the adult population to enhance maintenance of independence in daily personal care and ambulatory household and community activities. This elective was designed to enable the student to develop skills in the examination of the spine and extremities; develop knowledge of basic kinesiology and biomechanics; and begin to understand techniques of dynamic assessment.
Learning Activities
The student performs comprehensive examinations of the neurologic, muscular, and skeletal system in yound, mature, and geriatric adults. The correlation between anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the history and physical findings in these patients is emphasized. The acute and long-term rehabilitation treatment of disorders is planned by the student and reviewed with PM&R residents and faculty at The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Quentin Mease, and Ben Taub General Hospital. Students are expected to attend the residents' didactic lecture series, Grand Rounds and other academic presentations. Upon completion of the elective, the student should be able to recognize and treat painful disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Evaluation Methods
The attending evaluaters the student's clinical performance based on observation during the elective.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Tonia Kirven
Contact Phone: 713-799-5033
Contact Fax: 713-797-5982
Contact Location: TIRR, Suite A-220
Address: 1333 Moursund
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