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Medical Sciences (MEDS)
- D class assignments for undergraduates available; Phone: (323) 442-4300.
- D class assignments for graduate students available; Phone: (323) 442-3141.
Development of academic strategies and exploration of pre-professional preparation for careers in medicine and healthcare. Open only to students in the Keck PREP Scholars Program.
|41420D||001||Lecture||1:00-2:50pm||Friday||22 of 23||Kairos Llobrera||CPA155|
Introduction to and discussion on clinically relevant topics such as social determinants of health, medical ethics and legal and regulatory aspects, in preparation for experience in the clinical setting.
- Note: This course provides an up close and personal perspective on modern health care delivery in the U.S. A host of facilitators in active medical practice focus on practical knowledge and skills for those planning a career in health care.
|41402R||001||Lecture||12:00-1:50pm||Monday||131 of 200||Emily Rose||MRF340|
An introduction to professionalism and skills required in the practice of medicine and careers in health care.
- Note: Introduction to the skills required and expected of health care professionals, to translate skills like communication, conflict resolution, and team management to the practice of medicine.
|41405R||001||Lecture||10:00-11:50am||Monday||93 of 130||Emily Rose||THH102|
Introduction to major concepts and theories on the biological, scientific and technological aspects of health care and disease prevention and management. mHealth, surveillance, electronic/personal health records, wearables, virtual/augmented realities, telehealth.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the ACAD department but may qualify for major credit in MEDS. To register, enroll in ACAD 261.
|10237R||001||Lecture||12:00-1:50pm||Mon, Wed||2 of 30||Armine Lulejian||IYH212||PDF (291870 KB)|
Explores the role of medicine/surgery in society, whose ideas about health and disease have undergone enormous changes from antiquity to the present day.
- Note: This course explores the development and role of health care systems in industrialized countries, with a focus on that of the United States. This includes a review of the history of medicine to better understand the current state of health care today and the dilemmas presented.
|41403R||001||Lecture||10:00-11:50am||Wednesday||24 of 25||Susie Kim||SOSB47|
Selected topics in health care studies.
|Skills and Strategies for Future Medical Professionals|
Fundamental basis for various statistical tests, underlying assumptions, and statistical analyses used in biomedical and clinical research.
- General Education: This course satisfies the university's general education requirement.
Application of basic biomedical concepts to real-life scenarios and medical conditions, through case studies and problem-based learning.
Introduction to human anatomy and physiology in relation to common disease processes, and an examination of how technology has transformed western medicine throughout history.
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Anatomical structure and function of the major regions of the human body as related to health and disease, using clinical cases, lectures and cadaveric demonstrations.
- Prerequisite: 1 from (BISC 220 or BISC 221)
- Note: This course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge of the major regions of the human body through the use of lectures, cadaveric demonstrations, and clinical cases. Half of the class meetings are held in the cadaver laboratory at the Keck School. Students receive instructions in human anatomy using over thirty human donors. PLEASE NOTE: D-Clearance is required to register for this class. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request clearance. After class is filled, all subsequent requests will be placed on a wait list. Any questions can be directed to the Health Care Studies dept. at email@example.com.
Focused examination of medical bionics with emphasis on solutions that enable the disabled and detailed discussions and evaluations of the social and technological aspects of bionic medical devices.
|41408R||001||Lecture||12:00-1:50pm||Wednesday||8 of 23||Raymond Goldsworthy||KAMB40/42 & ONLINE|
An introduction to transformation of a single cell into a mature organism. Prerequisites: BISC-220L or BISC-221L. Recommended preparation: BISC-320L.
- Prerequisite: 1 from (BISC 220 or BISC 221)
- Note: This course will introduce you to some of the fundamental biological processes that go into the embryonic development of organisms, with an emphasis on the development of the human body. In this context, we will discuss the cell and molecular origins of birth defects, and the role of the environment in influencing developmental events.
|41444R||001||Lecture||4:00-5:50pm||Wednesday||3 of 30||Thomas Lozito||CPA260|
Study of the human brain through the lens of disease using illustrative case studies, current imaging techniques and potential future treatment for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
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The neurochemistry of psychiatric illness and addiction, introduction to brain and nervous system biochemistry, anatomy and disease states. Covers prescribed medications and drugs of abuse.
|41434R||001||Lecture||12:00-1:50pm||Tuesday||30 of 36||Susie Kim||WPHB30|
Overview of the cellular make-up of the human skeleton, the functions of bones, clinical application of this knowledge towards bone-related diseases, and introduction to technological advances in orthopedic surgery.
|41423R||001||Lecture||10:00-11:50am||Tuesday||19 of 20||Susie Kim||WPHB30|
A theoretical basis of laboratory approaches that help the biomedical or physician scientist in understanding the etiology of disease and targeting disease processes.
Theory and methods of health data analytics, including foundational knowledge in statistical methods, data mining, big data applications, visual analytics and physician performance.
- Crosslist: This course is offered by the ACAD department but may qualify for major credit in MEDS. To register, enroll in ACAD 362.
|10267R||001||Lecture||3:00-4:50pm||Mon, Wed||4 of 30||Michael Crowley||IYH111||PDF (305735 KB)|
An examination of frequently treated diseases with the greatest impact on society. Involvement of medical specialists as guests.
|41438R||001||Lecture||8:00-9:50am||Wednesday||20 of 25||Janak Chandrasoma||THH213|
An examination of the health care system of the United States, from the perspective of the physician and other health professions. Particularly covers health care systems as a workplace and how medical professionals fit into and operate within it.
|41422R||001||Lecture||10:00-11:50am||Wednesday||15 of 30||Dennis Green||ONLINE|
Basic medical and developmental concepts that are important during the infant, child and adolescent phases of life, as well as guest lectures from health care professionals in the pediatric field.
- Prerequisite: MEDS 220
- Note: Explores enduring and fascinating topics in Pediatrics through a modern lens, incorporating firsthand patient-care experiences in clinics and hospitals, and didactic case-based discussions. D-CLEARANCE has temporarily been lifted in order to facilitate registration during the Add/Drop period. Questions can still be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emphasizes the team-based approach used by forensic scientists, medical examiners and coroners to investigate the circumstances and determine the cause/manner of death. Prerequisites: BISC 220 or BISC 221 and MEDS 220. Open only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
- Prerequisite: 1 from (BISC 220 or BISC 221) and MEDS 220
- Restriction: Registration open to the following class level(s): Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Senior (fifth year)
- Note: Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran is the former Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner for Los Angeles County, who has handled many High Profile cases. Learn about the Medico-legal death investigation and determination of the cause and manner of death of decedents falling under the jurisdiction of the coroner including that of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and regarding his testimony in People versus OJ Simpson and Phil Spector trials. Also learn how he and his staff responded to several air/train disasters, 1992 Los Angeles Riots, and 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
|41440R||001||Lecture||10:00-11:50am||Friday||13 of 30||Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran||THH210|
Introduction to the spectrum of surgical care, taught by surgeons, with the goal of developing an appreciation of the role that surgery plays in society. Prerequisites: BISC 220 or BISC 221 and CHEM 103 or CHEM 105a or CHEM 115a and MEDS 220. Open only to juniors and seniors.
- Prerequisite: 1 from (BISC 220 or BISC 221) and 1 from (CHEM 103 or CHEM 105a or CHEM 115a) and MEDS 220
- Restriction: Registration open to the following class level(s): Junior, Senior
|41432R||001||Lecture||12:00-1:50pm||Thursday||27 of 28||Susie Kim||WPHB30|
The basic aspects of cancer biology, prevention, diagnosis and therapy, as well as guest lectures by oncology researchers and health professionals.
- Prerequisite: 1 from (BISC 220 or BISC 221)
- Note: Introduction to the spectrum of clinical and scientific issues surrounding contemporary cancer care, molecular diagnostics, genomic medicine, modern therapeutics, and community/patient engagement.
|41430R||001||Lecture||8:00-9:50am||Mon, Wed||5 of 15||Yves Declerck||THH112|
Introduction to integrative health care; a holistic approach to medicine combining conventional medical therapies with evidence-informed complementary alternative medicine.
Principles of emergency medical services, ranging from pre-hospital care and advanced life-saving, to minor injuries and illnesses. Interactive experience with ER physicians/emergency health care providers. Prerequisites: BISC 220 or BISC 221 and MEDS 220. Recommended preparation: MEDS 260.
- Prerequisite: 1 from (BISC 220 or BISC 221) and MEDS 220
- Note: Provides students with the opportunity to participate in hands-on emergency medicine simulations with high-fidelity mannequins. This course primarily takes place at UPC with some classes at HSC. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
|41426R||001||Lecture||9:00-10:50am||Friday||13 of 20||Samuel Beckerman||THH209|
Individual research and readings. Recommended preparation: MEDS 300 and MEDS 360. Not available for graduate credit.Prerequisite: BISC 220 or BISC 221) and CHEM 103 or CHEM 105a or CHEM115a.
- Prerequisite: 1 from (BISC 220 or BISC 221) and 1 from (CHEM 103 or CHEM 105a or CHEM 115a)
- Note: The HSC Track provides students with a unique opportunity to be matched one-on-one with USC faculty mentors who are amongst the top researcher in their respective fields. The CHLA Track is designed to provide both an introduction to the fundamentals of clinical research and direct exposure to clinical medicine and clinical research projects in the CHLA Emergency Medicine Department. Please contact the Health Care Studies Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for Departmental Clearance.
|41414D||001||2.0-6.0||Lecture||3:00-5:00pm||Friday||5 of 30||Nadia Sellami||THH213|
|41416D||001||2.0-4.0||Lecture||3:00-5:50pm||Friday||11 of 36||Danica Liberman||OFF CAMPUS|
Explores the social determinants of health through supervised on-site practicum with the Community Health Advocates Team at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and didactic sessions.
- Note: Please email the Health Care Studies department at email@example.com to request Departmental Clearance. This course takes place entirely at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Students will be responsible for transportation to and from CHLA to UPC.
|41441D||001||Lecture||12:00-2:50pm||Friday||9 of 15||Danica Liberman||WPH104|
Exploration of global health issues facing resource-poor societies; emphasizes contributing factors including behavioral and physiological bases, economic, social, and political context.
|41396D||046||Lecture||2:00-3:50pm||Tue, Thu||68 of 70||Kim Turner||MCA149|
Introduction to basic medical concepts and biological system functions; examination of core principles of science and medical treatment.
|41353D||871||Lecture-Lab||9:00-11:50am||Mon, Tue||20 of 30||Noah Wald-Dickler,||MCH256|
Continuation of concepts from MEDS 503L: basic medical concepts and biological system functions; examination of core principles of science and medical treatment.
- Prerequisite: MEDS 503
|41354D||872||Lecture-Lab||9:00-11:50am||Mon, Tue||20 of 30||Paul Holtom,||MCH256|
Critical issues in international control and treatment of malaria. Exploration of biological and epidemiological fundamentals of human-parasite interaction including dynamics of transmission among populations.
|41367D||046||Lecture||12:00-1:50pm||Tuesday||18 of 25||Benjamin La Brot||MCH256|
Practical approach to the development of professional skills for providing culturally sensitive clinical health services to ethnically and linguistically diverse patients.
|41393D||046||Lecture||1:00-2:50pm||Wednesday||22 of 25||Gitanjli Arora||MCA149|
Better understand the key issues impacting global oral health, how better care can help reduce the disease prevalence, and ways to prepare the next generation of global health leaders to address the key issues. Open only to Global Medicine majors.
- Restriction: Registration open to the following major(s): Global Medicine
|41358D||046||Lecture||6:00-7:50pm||Monday||8 of 20||Daniel Khorshad||MCH156|
Fundamentals of physiology, chemistry, anatomy, biochemistry and microbiology, as well as pharmacological issues, mathematical basis of lab instruments or techniques, and computational modeling
|41364D||046||Lecture||9:00-10:50am||Mon, Wed||17 of 20||Mansour Rostami||MCH156|
A conceptual framework for understanding global challenges faced in the management of non-communicable diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cancer.
|41377D||046||Lecture||1:00-2:50pm||Monday||43 of 50||Aninda Das||MCA149|
Survey of the specific roles each member of an interprofessional health team plays in the provision of care, based on their professional training. Application of diverse health professional expertise to case studies in healthcare.
|41365D||046||Lecture||4:00-5:50pm||Monday||39 of 45||Navid Pour-Ghasemi||MCA149|
Research leading to the master's degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.
|41398D||046||Lecture||TBA||TBA||3 of 15||Maryam Farzanegan||OFFICE|
Internship course on the use of new technology based on sensors and wireless communications to the healthcare industry.
- Restriction: Registration open to the following major(s): Electrical Engineering (Wireless Health Technology)
|41375D||046||Lecture||TBA||TBA||0 of 10||Navid Pour-Ghasemi||OFFICE|
Internship course on the use of new technology based on sensors and wireless communications to the healthcare industry. Continues material from GM-597a. Open only to M.S., Electrical Engineering (Wireless Health Technology) students. Graded CR/NC.
- Prerequisite: MEDS 597a
|41376D||046||Lecture||TBA||TBA||0 of 10||Navid Pour-Ghasemi||OFFICE|