Clinical Sciences and Engineering (CLE)

CLE Class Schedule

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.

CLE 645   Internal Medicine Clerkship   credit: 10 Hours.

The medicine clerkship is a ten-week rotation. This clerkship emphasizes the integration and application of pathophysiology to the diagnosis and management of patients in addition to the skills of history-taking, physical examination, and case presentation. The course is an apprenticeship focusing on the bedside care of patients. Students work closely with house staff members and ward attendings making daily rounds, admitting new patients, and caring for them with the team. 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.

CLE 650   Neurology Clerkship   credit: 5 Hours.

The neurology clerkship is a four-week introduction to clinical neurology, the specialty of medicine devoted to patients with diseases of the nervous system. The clerkship emphasizes the basic clinical methods of bedside neurology: Based on the history and examination, students develop skills at neuroanatomical localization and clinical reasoning. Students learn to interpret clinical findings, develop a differential diagnosis, and formulate a plan of evaluation. 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.

CLE 655   Psychiatry Clerkship   credit: 5 Hours.

The Psychiatry Clerkship is a four week rotation. All students evaluate and follow patients on inpatient and outpatient services, participating in their patients' care with close attending and resident supervision. The acquisition of clinical skills is emphasized: conducting an interview to obtain a psychiatric history and mental status examination; organizing, recording, and presenting the findings to generate a differential diagnosis; and formulating a treatment plan in accordance with the biopsychosocial model. 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.

CLE 660   Obstetrics & Gynecology Clerkship   credit: 5 Hours.

The obstetrics and gynecology clerkship is a five-week rotation. The main objective is to familiarize students with the signs and symptoms of normal and abnormal reproductive function and to teach the basic examinations in obstetrics and gynecology. The course will emphasize and reinforce skills for taking an appropriate history, performing a physical and pelvic examination, formulating a differential diagnosis as well as a treatment plan, and properly managing patients. 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.

CLE 665   Pediatrics Clerkship   credit: 5 Hours.

The Pediatrics Clerkship is a five week rotation. The rotation is divided between inpatient and outpatient experiences. The emphasis is on learning to care for children and families in a variety of patient care settings and developing the clinical skills, diagnostic reasoning, and basic management strategies core to the practice of pediatrics. Attending physicians emphasize normal child development as well as the role illness plays in the lives of children and families. 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.

CLE 670   Surgery Clerkship   credit: 10 Hours.

The Surgery Clerkship is a ten-week rotation. The clerkship is designed to provide clinical experience that improves skills in overall patient care as students apply their knowledge of the basic sciences and expand their knowledge base through exposure to the wide variety of patients and procedures that fall into the realm of general surgery. Students become a valued member of the team as they assume responsibility for the overall care of their patients preoperatively and postoperatively and assist in the operating room. No graduate credit. 10 professional hours. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.