Preclinical Medicine - PRCL


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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600 Epidemiology and Health Issues - Peoria
2 hours. Topics that are relevant to community health such as legal, ethics and the health care delivery system. Topics of clinical epidemiology. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

602 Pathology - Peoria
4 hours. General pathology is the study of basic disease mechanisms. Systemic pathology is the study of how the basic disease mechanisms affect the major tissue and organ systems. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

603 Medical Pharmacology I - Peoria
3 hours. Fundamental concepts of drug action and major therapeutic categories of drugs. Problem solving is emphasized. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

604 Clinical Skills I - Peoria
2 hours. Prepares the student for taking histories and physicals. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

605 Psychiatry - Peoria
3 hours. The student becomes familiar with the etiology, phenomenology and diagnosis of the major psychiatric disorders. The student also learns about behavioral medicine. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

606 Neuromuscular - Peoria
4 hours. The pathophysiology of neurological disease as well as an introduction to clinical neurological medicine and problem solving of patients with neurological diseases. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

607 Independent Study - Peoria
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan a individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval by the Dean's Office in the College of Medicine.

608 Clinical Skills II - Peoria
3 hours. Continues PRCL 604. The course prepares the student for taking histories and physicals. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

609 Skeletal, Connective Tissue and Skin Diseases - Peoria
2 hours. The normal development of the skeletal and connective tissue systems, emphasizing pathology, pathophysiology, relevant immunopathology and clinical correlations in arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

610 Pulmonary - Peoria
3 hours. The data-acquisition process for the respiratory organ system, correlating to anatomy, physiology and pathology. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

611 Cardiovascular - Peoria
3 hours. Provides an understanding of congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease and hypertension; relating patients to the basic pathological process. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

612 Renal and Urinary - Peoria
3 hours. Skills necessary to diagnose and treat maladies of renal and urinary systems are taught. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

613 Hematopoietic and Reticuloendothelial - Peoria
2 hours. Blood cells and hemostatic mechanisms; diseases of the blood, bloodforming organs and hemorrhagic and thrombic disorders. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

614 Gastrointestinal - Peoria
4 hours. The student becomes acquainted with the gross and histologic pathology as well as the physiological pathology of the gastrointestinal tract. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

615 Endocrine and Reproductive - Peoria
3 hours. An introduction to the various pathological states. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

616 Infection and Immunity - Peoria
3 hours. Emphasizes microbiology and immunology concepts and will be sequenced with the pathology and pathophysiology concepts in the second year of the Peoria MD Program. Prerequisite(s): BMS 608; and completion of the first year of the Doctor of Medicine program.

617 Medical Pharmacology II-Peoria
4 hours. A continuation of PRCL 603 in which the basic pharmacology of the major drug categories is presented as a foundation to therapeutic application in clinical settings. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine Program.

618 Human Disease 1a-Peoria
4 hours. Prepares students to perform a comprehensive History and Physical, to identify topics relevant to community health such as legal and ethical issues and healthcare delivery, and to employ concepts related to clinical epidemiology. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Peoria Doctor of Medicine Program.

619 Preclinical Student Portfolio - Peoria
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Peoria Doctor of Medicine program.

620 Pathology, Infection and Immunity-Peoria
7 hours. Analyzes the disease processes affecting specific organs and anatomic systems, with additional emphasis on the pathogenesis, control and prevention of bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Peoria Doctor of Medicine program.

621 Human Disease Ib-Peoria
4 hours. Continuation of PRCL 618 and prepares students to perform a comprehensive History and Physical and to employ concepts related to clinical epidemiology. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Peoria Doctor of Medicine Program.

622 Human Disease II - Peoria
7 hours. Presents the pathophysiology of skeletal, connective tissue and skin diseases, neurologic diseases and psychiatric illnesses, emphasizing clinical presentations, epidemiology, and therapeutic management options. 7 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Peoria Doctor of Medicine Program. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

623 Human Disease III - Peoria
7 hours. Presents the pathophysiology of cardiovascular, respiratory and renal diseases, emphasizing clinical presentations, epidemiology, and therapeutic management options. 7 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Peoria Doctor of Medicine Program. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

624 Preclinical Student Portfolio - Chicago
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Chicago Doctor of Medicine program.

625 Human Disease IV - Peoria
8 hours. Presents the pathophysiology of diseases of the gastrointestinal, hematopoietic and reticuloendothelial, and endocrine and reproductive systems, emphasizing clinical presentations, epidemiology, and therapeutic management options. 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Peoria Doctor of Medicine Program. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

626 General and Systemic Pathology I-Chicago
5 hours. Analyzes the disease processes affecting specific organs and anatomic systems. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Chicago Doctor of Medicine program.

627 Clinical Microbiology Immunology - Chicago
4 hours. Students are introduced to the fundamental aspects of the pathogenesis, control and prevention of bacterial, fungal and viral infections in preparation for clinical experiences. Prerequisite(s): BMS 662 and enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

628 Medical Pharmacology I-Chicago
3 hours. The basic pharmacology of the major drug categories is presented in this course as a foundation to therapeutic application in clinical settings. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

629 Longitudinal Career Development Course
0 hours. A longitudinal course from M1 to M4 years that will assist medical students in developing the knowledge and skills to make a thoughtful and successful specialty choice. Extensive computer use required.

630 Psychiatry-Chicago
1 hours. Introduces students to the epidemiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, etiological theories, diagnosis and treatment options of mental disorders. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

632 Independent Study - Chicago
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan a individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval by the Dean's Office in the College of Medicine.

633 General and Systemic Pathology II-Chicago
4 hours. Continuation of PRCL 626 in which students will analyze the disease processes affecting specific organs and anatomic systems. Prerequisite(s): PRCL 626 and enrollment in the Chicago Doctor of Medicine program.

635 Medical Pharmacology II-Chicago
2 hours. Continuation of PRCL 628 in which the basic pharmacology of the major drug categories is presented as a foundation to therapeutic application in clinical settings.Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

641 Clinical Pathophysiology I - Chicago
4 hours. Focuses on the integration of the basic and clinical sciences to prepare students for clinical decision making. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

643 Clinical Pathophysiology II - Chicago
5 hours. Continuation of PRCL 641 and focuses on the integration of the basic and clinical sciences to prepare students for clinical decision making. Prerequisite(s): PRCL 641 and enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

645 Essentials of Clinical Med 3 - Chicago
6 hours. Emphasizes skills necessary for working with patients throughout the life cycle, clinical problem solving, patient advocacy and education, interdisciplinary healthcare and health risk assessments. 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): BMS 667. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Clinical Practice.

646 Essentials of Clinical Med 4 - Chicago
10 hours. Continuation of PRCL 645 which emphasizes skills necessary for working with patients throughout the life cycle, clinical problem solving, patient advocacy and education, interdisciplinary healthcare and health risk assessments. 10 hours. Prerequisite(s): PRCL 645. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture, one Laboratory-Discussion, and one Clinical Practice.

651 General and Systemic Pathology I-Rockford
6 hours. Analyzes the disease processes affecting specific organs and anatomic systems. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

652 Medical Pharmacology I-Rockford
4 hours. The basic pharmacology of the major drug categories is presented in this course as a foundation to therapeutic application in clinical settings. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

653 Clinical Pathophysiology I-Rockford
5 hours. Focuses on the integration of the basic and clinical sciences to prepare students for clinical decision making. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

654 Essentials of Patient Care I - Rockford
5 hours. A broad-based behavioral science course in which the social, psychological, legal, ethical and contextual factors that affect patients, physicians, and their relationship are examined. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

655 Clinical Microbiology Immunology I - Rockford
3 hours. Students are introduced to the fundamental aspects of the pathogenesis, control and prevention of bacterial, fungal and viral infections in preparation for clinical experiences. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

656 Clinical Medical Skills I-Rockford
2 hours. Basic vocabulary and examination techniques for each body system required to effectively perform a physical examination. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine progam.

657 Independent Study - Rockford
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan an individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval by the Dean's Office in the College of Medicine.

658 General and Systemic Pathology II - Rockford
4 hours. Continuation of PRCL 651, in which students will analyze the disease processes affecting specific organs and anatomic systems. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

659 Medical Pharmacology II - Rockford
4 hours. Continuation of PRCL 652, in which the basic pharmacology of the major drug categories is presented as a foundation to therapeutic application in clinical settings. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

660 Clinical Pathophysiology II-Rockford
5 hours. Continuation of PRCL 653, focusing on the integration of the basic and clinical sciences to prepare students for clinical decision making. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

661 Essentials of Patient Care II - Rockford
3 hours. Continuation of PRCL 654, which is a broad-based behavioral science course in which the social, psychological, legal, ethical and contextual factors that affect patients, physicians, and their relationship are examined. Prerequisite(s): PRCL 654.

662 Clinical Microbiology and Immunology II - Rockford
2 hours. Continuation of PRCL 655, in which students are introduced to the fundamental aspects of the pathogenesis, control and prevention of bacterial, fungal and viral infections in preparation for clinical experiences. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

663 Clinical Medical Skills II - Rockford
1 hours. Continuation of PRCL 656, in which students are presented with basic vocabulary and examination techniques for each body system required to effectively perform a physical examination. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

664 Family Medicine Experience - Rockford
2 hours. Beginning in the second year of the Doctor of Medicine program, each student is assigned a panel of patients for whom they will provide primary health care until graduation. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

665 Foundations in Rural Family and Community Medicine II-Rockford
1 hours. Continues rural community medicine and family medicine concepts. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): BMS 621. Restricted to students admitted to the Rural Medical Education Program (RMED) at Rockford.

666 Preclinical Student Portfolio - Rockford
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Rockford Doctor of Medicine program.

675 Clinical Pathophysiology I - Urbana
7 hours. Focuses on the integration of the basic and clinical sciences to prepare students for clinical decision making. Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

676 Epidemiology - Urbana
2 hours. Presents students with the tools to evaluate medical research studies and apply epidemiologic methodologies to population-based medicine in any given community. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

678 Medical Pharmacology I - Urbana
4 hours. Pharmacology of the major drug categories is presented in this course as a foundation to therapeutic application in clinical settings. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Urbana Doctor of Medicine program.

679 Medical Scholars Program - Urbana/Champaign
0 TO 16 hours. Concurrent registration course for Urbana Medical Scholars Program students. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine Program and the Medical Scholars Program.

680 Independent Study - Urbana/Champaign
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan an individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval by the Dean's Office in the College of Medicine.

681 Clinical Tutorials - Urbana
6 hours. Emphasizes development of the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes required of medical professionals, as well as addresses many contexts affecting delivery of healthcare. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

683 Clinical Microbiology and Immunology - Urbana
2 hours. Students are introduced to the fundamental aspects of the pathogenesis, control and prevention of bacterial, fungal and viral infections in preparation for clinical experiences. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

684 Medical Imaging - Urbana
1 hours. Provides students with a general knowledge of the technologies available to medical imaging and how they are used to provide anatomic and physiologic data in the normal and pathologic setting. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

685 Clinical Pathophysiology III - Urbana
7 hours. Continuation of PRCL 675, focusing on the integration of the basic and clinical sciences to prepare students for clinical decision making. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Urbana Doctor of Medicine program.

686 History, Physical, Diagnosis - Urbana
4 hours. Focuses on development of skills necessary in patient contact, from taking a history to generating a differential diagnosis. 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must ernroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

687 Psychiatry - Urbana
2 hours. Introduce students to the epidemiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, etiological theories, diagnosis and treatment options of mental disorders. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

688 General and Systemic Pathology I-Urbana
5 hours. Students will analyze the disease processes affecting specific organs and anatomic systems. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

689 General and Systemic Pathology II-Urbana
4 hours. Continuation of PRCL 688, in which students will analyze the disease processes affecting specific organs and anatomic systems. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

690 Preclinical Student Portfolio - Urbana
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Urbana Doctor of Medicine program.

691 Medical Pharmacology II - Urbana
4 hours. Continuation of PRCL 678, in which the basic pharmacology of the major drug categories is presented as a foundation to therapeutic application in clinical settings. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Urbana Doctor of Medicine program.


Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.

This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.