Respiratory system

This course, together with other organ-system course in Phase 2, will prepare the learner for clinical clerkships in the next Phase (Phase 3) of the program. The course addresses physiological and pathologic changes that occur in a variety of respiratory diseases. The focus is on correlating structural, pathophysiological changes with symptoms, signs, and radiological abnormalities that accompany common respiratory diseases. The learner will begin to acquire skills of physical examination of the normal respiratory system in simulated patients. Teaching approaches will facilitate in the learner, the development of effective communication with patients, independent learning, and effective team working.