MPAS 623 Principles of Surgery & Emergent Management

This course covers the principles of surgery and emergent management. There will be a focus on the evaluation and management of emergent conditions of the neurologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems, as well as on psychiatric, dental, optic, dermatologic, endocrine and wound emergencies. Topics will range from primary and secondary surveys in an emergency room to deadly animal bites, hypothermia, burns, and altered mental status. Many emergency topics will be covered in this course but is not inclusive of all emergency medicine topics; students will be tasked with extensive readings to supplement their learning.  The goal is to best prepare the student for MPAS 706 (Emergency Medicine clinical rotation) and clinical practice.  Students will also learn about pre- and postoperative care, intraoperative care, post-operative care, and common surgical complications. Students will learn through an integrated curriculum to include computer-based, lecture-based, and collaborative instructional modalities that will include classroom and laboratory experiences.