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Fall 2009-2010
MOL 460 / STC 460 (STX)   na, npdf

Diseases in Children: Causes, Costs, and Choices

Daniel A. Notterman


Within a broader context of historical, social, and ethical concerns, a survey of normal childhood development and selected disorders from the perspectives of the physician and the scientist. Emphasis on the complex relationship between genetic and acquired causes of disease, medical practice, social conditions, and cultural values. Patient visits are an integral component of the course.

Sample reading list:
Keith L. Moore, The Developing Human
Oski, F., Principles and Practice of Pediatrics, 3rd Edition
Jecker, N., Bioethics: Introduction to History, Methods, and Practice
America's Children 2005:, Federal Interagency Forum

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will read 50-75 pages per week. Short selections from standard textbooks (i.e., biochemistry, pediatrics, pathology, or embryology) for background. Issues in policy, bioethics, and current scientific inquiry will be approached through the original literature.

Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MOL 101 or MOL 214 or MOL 215..

Other information:
Permission of instructor required. This course participates in the CBLI. Applications will be available on course web site, Evening precept for patient and family meetings, or class discussions, will be held as necessary.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21423 S01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   Carl C. Icahn Laboratory   280   Enrolled:24 Limit:27
21423 S01 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm Th   Thomas Laboratory   118   Enrolled:24 Limit:27