Dec 15, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MED - 777 Allergy/Immunology


This course teaches the clinical approach to the problems of allergy, other immune-mediated diseases and immunodeficiency in children and adults. Diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered IgE-mediated diseases (allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema and urticarla), as well as connective tissue diseases and immunodeficiency syndromes are explained. Students are responsible for following medicine as well as pediatric inpatient consults at RUMC and Stroger Hospitals and report to the attending physician-on-service for daily rounds. Allergy/Immunology outpatient care is demonstrated at Fantus Clinic (part of the Stroger Hospital Ambulatory Care Network) as well as the Allergy/Immunology Office at Rush University Medical Center. Students also learn about skin testing techniques, spirometry, and immunological tests performed by the Rush Medical Laboratory. Teaching (basic science or clinical lecture, journal club, research and chart review) conferences are held at Rush on Friday mornings. The attending physician-on-service and/or fellow-on-service also teach on daily rounds. A pretest and final quiz are given to measure achievement as a basis for evaluation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4