COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


SAMPLE COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

GENERAL EDUCATION DESIGNATION

DEPARTMENTS OFFERING DIVERSIFICATION COURSES

Geriatric Medicine (GERI)

School of Medicine

GERI 541 Geriatric and Palliative Care (V) This four-week rotation provides medical students with an overview of geriatric and palliative medicine in outpatient, inpatient, home care and nursing home settings. Students will receive one half-day per week of geriatric medicine didactic seminars and one half-day per week of palliative medicine didactic sessions. The clinical placements will be provided at several teaching sites including Kuakini Medical Center, Queen's Medical Center, the VA, several nursing homes on O'ahu, Kaiser Permanente, Hospice Hawai'i, St. Francis Hospice, Kapiolani Hospital, Straub Hospital, and the Pain & Symptom Management Program at Queen's Medical Center. CR/NC only.

GERI 542 Geriatric Medicine Research (V) Medical students will have the opportunity to complete a research project in the field of epidemiology of aging, and present an abstract at a local meeting. Basic principles of epidemiology and statistics will be taught. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: departmental approval.

GERI 545 Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Elective (V) Four-week elective provides medical students with an overview of geriatric and palliative medicine in outpatient, inpatient, home care and nursing home settings. Students receive one half-day per week of geriatric medicine didactic seminars and one half-day per week of palliative medicine didactic sessions. CR/NC only.

GERI 595 Medical Student Training in Aging Program (2) Introduces medical students to clinical, research, and academic experiences in geriatrics, under the mentorship of faculty members. MD majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: MDED 554 or consent. (Fall only)