Drexel Pathway to Medicine

Courses

DPMS 500S Medical Science Preparation 1.0 Credit

This course is an introduction and integration of biochemistry, medical physiology, and microanatomy from the medical school curriculum. Other course objectives include the active development of time management and study skills specific for each individual student.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DPMS 501S Critical Thinking and Scientific Communication Seminar 2.0 Credits

This is a 2 credit course designed to introduce students to the use of biomedical literature. Students will be instructed in the use of actual and virtual library resources and search engines in order to acquaint them with the resources available to locate information relevant to their studies. Through the use of assigned readings of articles from medical journals and in-class presentations, discussions, and quizzes, students will learn how to critically evaluate the biomedical literature. The course will also provide students with the basics of scientific writing.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DPMS 502S Accelerated Introductory Medical Biostatistics 3.0 Credits

This 3 credit web-based course is an introductory biostatistics course designed to focus on learning and applying the statistical methods most often used in clinical trials and medical field. Biostatistics has become increasingly important in the pharmaceutical and health care industry, from the process of molecule screening, clinical trials, launch of products to post-marketing data. Clinicians participating in or directing research projects will find knowledge about biostatistics indispensable. When reading articles in medical journals, health professionals must understand biostatistics in order to decide whether they can believe the results presented in the literature, how the study results apply to patient care, or how to interpret information about drugs. Biostatistics covers the development and applicat.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DPMS 503S Neurobiology of Mental Illness 4.5 Credits

This is a 4.5 credit course designed to introduce students to the neurobiological mechanisms underlying mental illness. Students will learn the structure and function of the cortical and limbic circuitry responsible for processing thought and emotion. They will learn the basics of psychiatric diagnosis and discuss various treatment strategies. Students will also be exposed to strategies for how research is conducted in the field of mental illness.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DPMS 504S Functional Neuroanatomy 4.5 Credits

This is a 4.5 credit course designed to introduce students to the neuroanatomy of the human body. It will provide extensive information regarding structure and function relationships in the central nervous system. It will also provide introductory information on neurophysiology, cellular neuroscience and systems neuroscience topics.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DPMS T580S Special Topics in Drexel Pathway to Medical School 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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