Carle Illinois College of Medicine


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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is conducted on the Urbana Campus in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The college offers a professional, four-year MD degree program that integrates engineering concepts with the traditional pillars of medicine, namely the basic health sciences and clinical training, and prepares students for postgraduate medical education programs. This curriculum produces students who are trained and equipped to incorporate analytical and quantitative techniques, modeling and computation, innovation, and human systems approaches to advancing and delivering high quality healthcare. The curriculum emphasizes professional, compassionate, and ethical care and the utilization of team-based approaches to transform healthcare delivery and improve healthcare outcomes through the continuum of care: preventive medicine through acute care. In addition to required courses, elective rotations provide opportunities for students to explore specialized areas of interest. The educational program spans four (4) years. Students are exposed to extensive clinical training, professional development and scientific and engineering education through a case-driven active learning curriculum.

The college selects applicants with the best combination of academic and extracurricular achievement, maturity, integrity, and motivation. Selection of students is based on an assessment of all available data and an evaluation of skills and aptitude. The quality of work in all subject areas is considered, with an emphasis on quantitative methods, breath of education, and experiences that demonstrate initiative, creativity and interest in compassionate patient care.

For more information about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MD program, including Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Curriculum, please consult https://medicine.illinois.edu/

BSE Class Schedule

Biomedical Sciences & Engr Courses

BSE 612   Foundations: Molecules to Populations   credit: 13 Hours.

This course, which covers the fundamental elements of medical science, serves as a baseline for the rest of the medical school curriculum. Topics to be covered include foundational anatomy, cell biology, histology, physiology, integration of engineering science, systems, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, and behavioral science, concepts of populations, social behavior, chronic disease, health care team, patient safety, statistics, big data, Patient-Centered Medical Home, palliative care, quality, compensation, and mobile health technologies. No graduate credit. 13 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 631   Cardiovascular   credit: 4 Hours.

Topics include ischemic heart Dx, cardiomyopathy/CHF, aortic stenosis, atrial fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease, pediatric ASD. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 632   Respiratory   credit: 3 Hours.

Topics include asthma -- peds, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Respiratory failure, pulmonary vasculitis. No graduate credit. 3 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 633   Renal   credit: 3 Hours.

Topics include UTI with pyelonephritis, urinary obstruction-BPH, acute renal failure-toxic, chronic renal failure-DM, polycystic renal disease-peds. No graduate credit. 3 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 634   Clinical Neuroscience   credit: 5 Hours.

Topics include neurovascular disorders, seizures, brain injury, dementia, tumors of the brain, disorders involving neuroinflammation, psychotic disorders, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, as well as disorders of the peripheral nervous system and neuromuscular junction. No graduate credit. 5 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 635   Musculoskeletal   credit: 4 Hours.

Topics include primary inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, polymyalgia rheumatica and associated disorders, degenerative diseases of the joints such as osteoarthritis, primary diseases of muscle, primary diseases of bone such as osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta as well as mechanical trauma to bone leading to fracture. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 636   Digestion   credit: 3 Hours.

Topics include GERD with stricture/Barretts, Crohn's disease, peptic ulcer disease with hemorrhage, chronic diarrhea, pyloric stenosis – peds hepatitis C, colonic polyposis No graduate credit. 3 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 637   Nutrition & Metabolism   credit: 2 Hours.

Topics include malabsorption syndrome, vitamin D deficiency, G6PD deficiency, TPN, obesity. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 638   Endocrinology   credit: 3 Hours.

Topics include diabetes – type II, ketoacidosis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, Cushing's syndrome, diabetes insipidus. No graduate credit. 3 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 639   Genitourinary   credit: 2 Hours.

Topics include hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction, testicular torsion, infertility, sexual orientation, BPH. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 640   Women's Health   credit: 3 Hours.

Topics include dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, polycystic ovarian disease, cervical dysplasia, menopause – vasomotor, pelvic pain. No graduate credit. 3 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 641   Obstetrics   credit: 2 Hours.

Topics include normal delivery, breach, multiple gestation, medical illness of pregnancy – diabetes, placenta previa. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 642   Hematology & Oncology   credit: 3 Hours.

Topics include lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, renal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, iron deficiency anemia, sickle cell anemia, lymphoma- non-Hodgkin, acute myelocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenia. No graduate credit. 3 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 643   Infection & Immunity   credit: 3 Hours.

Topics include pneumonia, sepsis UTI – pyelonephritis, cellulitis, HIV anaphylaxis, allergic dermatitis, myocarditis encephalitis. No graduate credit. 3 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

BSE 650   Global Studies/Service Learning Elective   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

This course will engage the student in interdisciplinary studies or projects and demonstrate understanding of complex global events and processes of globalization. Students will learn about issues and problems in health care from a global perspective. No graduate credit. 1 to 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 28 hours. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to Carle Illinois College of Medicine students.

BSE 655   Research Elective   credit: 1 to 16 Hours.

The goal of this course is to introduce the students to the foundations of selected multi-disciplinary research in medical/engineering field. Students will learn about the purpose for research; identifying researchable issues; finding, evaluating, and using sources effectively; recognizing methods associated with different types of data and disciplines; and writing a literature review. No graduate credit. 1 to 16 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated up to 16 hours in the same semester, to a maximum of 64 hours in separate semesters. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to Carle Illinois College of Medicine students.

BSE 660   Self-Designed Study   credit: 1 to 16 Hours.

Students will develop skills and gain experience working collaboratively with other professional through a self-designed study. Develop a self-guided study when students have an interest in an intellectual issue that is best studied through an integrative approach based in multiple academic disciplines. This course will introduce the student to a selected multi-disciplinary study or project in the medical/engineering field, addresses appropriate methodology, provides opportunities for advanced level research or other creative projects, and culminates in an integrative experience. It must be arranged between the student and an individual faculty member or external collaborator, and subsequently approved by the dean of Academic Affairs. No graduate credit. 1 to 16 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated up to 16 hours in the same semester to a maximum of 32 hours over separate semesters. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to Carle Illinois College of Medicine students.

BSE 665   Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in medicine intended to augment the existing curriculum. No graduate credit. 1 to 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours in the same or subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to Carle Illinois College of Medicine students.

CLE Class Schedule

Clinical Sciences & Engr Courses

CLE 611   Clinical Integration I   credit: 6 Hours.

This course examines and exposes to the fundamentals of clinical work including office support with basic history, vitals, understanding the team, communicating with patients, observing health care roles and processes. No graduate credit. 6 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 612   Clinical Integration II   credit: 6 Hours.

This course examines and exposes to the fundamentals of clinical work including office support with basic history, vitals, understanding the team, communicating with patients, observing health care roles and processes. No graduate credit. 6 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 621   Physical Diagnosis I   credit: 6 Hours.

This course addresses concepts of history and physical assessment, includes H&P, preoperative assessment, routine physicals. No graduate credit. 6 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 622   Physical Diagnosis II   credit: 6 Hours.

This course addresses concepts of history and physical assessment, includes H&P, preoperative assessment, routine physicals. No graduate credit. 6 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 631   Clinical Elective   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

This course will expose the students to a clinical specialty to learn more about treatment of disorders, lifestyle of the physicians and the experiences of the patients. Students will learn about interpersonal communication skills, gain a deeper understanding of the environment in which medical devices are used, observe therapeutic treatment in real time, and strengthen the clinical skills. No graduate credit. 1 to 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated up to 16 hours in the same semester to a maximum of 40 hours over separate semesters. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to Carle Illinois College of Medicine students.

CLE 640   Family Medicine Clerkship   credit: 10 Hours.

This longitudinal clerkship provides an exciting opportunity for students to have clinical experiences within their own student clinic, as well as ambulatory practices in disciplines such as psychiatry, pediatrics, and family medicine. Students will learn the core skills and knowledge essential to the practice of primary care: diagnosis and treatment of common outpatient complaints, management of chronic medical conditions, and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. No graduate credit. 10 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.