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Title: Rheumatology
Instructor: J. Harrell Docherty, Jr. M.D.

Location: McLeod Regional Medical Center
Florence, SC
Number of students: 1
Duration: 4 weeks
Credit hours: 5
Course offered: Fall, Spring

Rheumatology Description

Office-based Rheumatology practice focused on common Rheumatologic conditions; evaluation and early treatment.

Course objectives

  • Differential diagnosis of monoarticular arthritis
  • Differential diagnosis of polyarticular arthritis
  • Physical exams
  • Work-up and interpretation of lab and x-ray
  • Early treatment both pharmacology and non-pharmacology
  • Non-inflammatory arthritis (OA, FMS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Instructional methodology
  • Rounds and discussions and patient contact

Patient Load (#): 12

Performance assessment and grading

Proper format of the student's school; problem solving, medical knowledge, professionalism, and clinical skills.


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