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340.730.01 ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Department: Epidemiology
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Edgar R. Miller
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
  • Edgar R. Miller
Description:

Familiarizes students with techniques used to detect and quantify the presence of clinical cardiovascular disease. Initially, students tour the hospital, medical records department, angiography, echocardiography, and vascular laboratories. Students as a group observe radiographic (CT and MRI) imaging of atherosclerosis and review gross and histological specimens of atherosclerosis in the pathology laboratory. In addition, each student makes direct observations of any one imaging technique including cardiac of carotid echocardiography, coronary of peripheral angiography, coronary calcium scores using EBCT or Helical CT, or clinical assessment of blood pressure and ankle/brachial index.

Learning Objective(s):

Identify the techniques used to detect and quantify the presence of clinical and cardiovascular disease. This includes identification of atherosclerosis in vessels in cadavers and on pathology slides, and n by radiographic techniques including carotid echocardiography, coronary calcium scores using EBCT or Helical CT. Finally, students will be able to differentiate modalities for renal replacement and vascular access options, and be able to make clinical assessment of blood pressure and ankle/brachial index.


Methods of Assessment: Final paper and presentation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Room is Welch Ctr 2-603 Whelton Conf Room; 2024 E Monument St

  • Friday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 2
Enrollment Maximum: 8
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Screening and scheduling required prior to start.

For consent, contact: milleredg@mail.nih.gov
Prerequisite:

340.601

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: Every Other Year
Next Offered: 2015-2016