Posted: April 28, 2020

University of Colorado School of Medicine COVID-19 Pandemic Response Elective Course Part 2 (Clinical Focus)

Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the most significant public health emergencies of our century.  As key members of the medical community, it is our responsibility to be informed with the most current scientific data and medical knowledge related to COVID-19 and the clinical care of our patients. Through this course, medical students will learn about the clinical considerations for treating patients suspected of infection or diagnosed with COVID-19. A series of modules were designed to focus on the clinical course of disease and include the initial patient presentation, comorbidities and risk factors, differential diagnosis, diagnostic tools, respiratory interventions, medical therapies, patient outcomes, medical specialty implications and the societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The modules were designed to provide medical students with a broad understanding of the clinical challenges and considerations encountered during this pandemic. Materials consist of select readings, patient cases, outline summaries, and interactive videos/presentations and will serve as the key resources to inform our students. At the end of this course, students will possess a solid understanding of the clinical presentation and management of patients with COVID-19 disease and translate the newly acquired knowledge to the practice of medicine to improve the health of the community as a whole.

Authors

Shanta Zimmer, MD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
Chad Stickrath, MD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
Aimee Bernard, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
Jaclyn Anderson, MS4, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
Bryn Launer, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
Alex Nguyen, MS4, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Melissa Laughter, PhD, MS4, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Brett Wiesen, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
Joseph Fuchs, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Jamie Solis, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Azin Kheirandish, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Lauren Heery, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Amy Young, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Armela Makas, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Clarinda Hougen, MS4, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Megan Brown, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
Andrew Tannous, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Tessa Zangara, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Amanda Tompkins, MS4, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Carley Little, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 
Graciela Mujer, MS3, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine 

Contact

Shanta.Zimmer@cuanschutz.edu

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)

Domain

Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous
Clinical Case
Animation

Instructional Method(s)

Independent Learning
Peer Teaching
Self-Directed Learning

Keywords

Outcomes, Risk Factors, Differential Diagnosis, Pandemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Diagnostic Tools, Respiratory Interventions, Medical Specialty Implications, Comorbidities, Societal Effects, Medical Therapies