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W3995x - Topics in Biology: Introduction to Clinical Research and Emergency Medicine

Instructor: Dr. David Newman

This course is designed to introduce students who are interested in medical careers to the goals, nomenclature, principles, and practical reality of clinical research, with an emphasis on the emergency department (ED) setting. Understanding research as an avenue to understanding clinical studies and their implications will be emphasized. Students will be required to take part in the Academic Associates research assistant program in the St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital ED's, including two 4-hour shifts per week in which students will learn how to assist in the execution of clinical research. For further program details see the web site . Practical sessions (after class) will also cover ongoing individual ED projects in depth, and students will be shown and instructed on basic skills in emergency medicine (lumbar puncture, endotracheal intubation, etc.) as well as shown dynamic and static invasive imaging including ultrasound, CT scans, and others.

Number of Credits: 2
Semester: fall  2007

Course Sections

Section Number: 001
Location: 415 Schapiro
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 5:40 pm
End Time: 7:20 pm
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