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Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
- Textbooks and Materials
- Format for the course
- Course objectives
- Learning Objectives
Dr. James Slauch
Hours: By request
Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory
602 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Ms. Crystal Hults
Medical Sciences Building
506 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Dr. Janet Jokela
MD, MPH (Infectious Disease)
Dr. Robert Palinkas
|Integrated Exam 1||Multiple choice in the USMLE format||22%|
|Integrated Exam 4||Multiple choice in the USMLE format||30%|
|Integrated Exam 5||Multiple choice in the USMLE format||16%|
|Integrated Exam 6||Multiple choice in the USMLE format||16%|
|Integrated Exam 8||Multiple choice in the USMLE format||16%|
The examinations will all be multiple choice in the USMLE format and will be combined exams with Pathology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and HxPxD. The Clin Micro part of each exam is graded separately. There will be approximately 15 questions for the first three basic lectures and approximately 12 questions for each session covering the lecture, written chapters and cases, accounting for a total of ~75 points for the year. The minimum pass level is defined by the Angoff score of the questions used, but is expected to be between 60 and 65%. Note that there are 8 integrated exams throughout the year, but there are no Clinical Micro sessions covered in Exams 2, 3, or 7.
Note also that those "infectious disease" lectures given in Pathophysiology are tested in Pathophysiology and count toward the Pathophys grade, NOT the Clin Micro grade.
At the end of the year, we will take the NBME Microbiology and Immunology Basic Science Exam. The score will NOT count toward your grade. I reserve the right to give some credit for taking the exam.
Provide students with current information about important microbial pathogens and the mechanisms by which they cause disease; encourage an understanding of basic molecular pathogenic mechanisms so that students can deal with unfamiliar pathogens by fitting them into a paradigm they have already learned; prepare students to go into clerkships and feel comfortable in responding effectively in clinical settings; and give them the tools they need so that they can understand the literature and not feel overwhelmed by the rapidly changing area of medical microbiology.
For each organ system, there will be a presentation by a physician. The lecture slides will be provided. Cases will also be assigned as “independent study,” but we suggest that you cover these in small groups. A chapter will also accompany each session and should be read prior to coming to class. You should also review the characteristics, virulence factors, identification, etc. of the pathogens most important in that particular system from "Levinson" and review for the microbiology underlying the clinical presentation.
Use as outlines for Step 1 preparation
- Infectious Disease Objectives
- These are the overall ID objectives being covered in Clin Micro and Pathophysiology
- Clinical Immunology Objectives
- These of the overall Immuno objectives taught in M1 and other places in the curriculum
- Core Knowledge Objectives
- These are the Objectives proposed by the "Association of Medical Schools Microbiology and Immunology Chairs"
- The numbers indicate relative importance with 3 being most important
- These objectives are (in general) the basis of both the M1 and M2 Micro curricula
- There is clear redundancy with the ID objectives above, but this list also includes the basic (M1) objectives