Foundations Courses - Year 1

Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.

Detailed Learning Objectives, Content, and Materials are Available on Each Course's Website (UTORid Login Required):
https://meded.utoronto.ca/medicine/courses

Contact Information for Foundations Courses: 
http://www.md.utoronto.ca/foundations-course-directors-and-administrators

 

Introduction to Medicine [MED100H]

Course Director: Dr. Anne McLeod
Course Duration: Weeks 1 through 11

ITM takes place during the first 11 weeks of the 72-week Foundations Curriculum. Each week of ITM introduces students to key concepts and foundational knowledge which they will build on throughout the two years of the Foundations curriculum.

Overall, ITM provides students with:

  1. a broad introduction to the language and culture of medicine
  2. a solid preparation in foundational and social sciences, and humanities for further study in later courses
  3. a basis for the development of professional behaviours among students and between students and the teaching staff

Patient-centred clinical cases are used to bring together foundational disciplines relevant to the study and practice of medicine, in a manner that promotes their cognitive integration by students. Each course week has its own objectives and assessments that contribute to the overall course objectives and final assessment, as well as to student achievement of the MD program’s key and enabling competencies.

Concepts, Patients & Communities 1 [MED120H]

[Students who entered prior to 2018-2019 completed MED110Y for weeks 12 through 36 in Year 1]

Course Director: Dr. Robert Goldberg
Course Duration: Weeks 12 through 25

CPC 1 takes place during weeks 12-25 of the 72-week Foundations Curriculum. CPC 1 is the first of three courses, all named Concepts Patients and Communities (1, 2 and 3 respectively) that employ the organizing structure of the human body’s physiological systems to offer students an integrated approach to clinical medicine. CPC 1 includes body systems that are responsible for host defence and oxygen delivery encompassing both normal and diseased states, and is divided into 6 sections: Microbiology (2 weeks); Immunology (2 weeks); Blood (2 weeks); Dermatology (1 week); Cardiovascular (4 weeks); and Respiratory (3 weeks).

Overall, CPC 1 provides students with:

  1. Integration of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management and/or prevention of diseases of the systems described above with a focus on patient-centred clinical cases allowing students to develop clinical reasoning skills
  2. Integration of the foundational, social sciences, and humanities learned throughout the CPC courses to promote the development of cognitive integration skills
  3. Development of an expanding skill set of professional behaviours between students, teaching staff and patients

 

Patient-centred clinical cases are used to bring together foundational disciplines relevant to the study and practice of medicine, in a manner that promotes their cognitive integration by students. Each course week has its own objectives and assessments that contribute to the overall course objectives and final assessment, as well as to student achievement of the MD program’s key and enabling competencies.

Concepts, Patients & Communities 2 [MED130H]

[Students who entered prior to 2018-2019 completed MED110Y for weeks 12 through 36 in Year 1]

Course Director: Dr. Ashna Bowry
Course Duration: Weeks 26 through 36

CPC 2 takes place during weeks 26-36 of the 72-week Foundations Curriculum. CPC 2 is the second of the three CPC courses that employ the organizing structure of the human body’s physiological systems to offer students an integrated approach to clinical medicine. CPC 2 includes body systems that are responsible for hormone regulation, gut health and renal and genitourinary medicine in humans encompassing both normal and diseased states. It is further divided into 3 sections: Endocrinology (4 weeks); Gastroenterology (4 weeks); and Genitourinary medicine (3 weeks).

Overall, CPC 2 provides students with:

  1. Integration of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management and/or prevention of diseases of the systems described above with a focus on patient-centred clinical cases allowing students to develop clinical reasoning skills
  2. Integration of the  foundational, social sciences, and humanities learned throughout the CPC courses to promote the development of  cognitive integration skills
  3. Development of an expanding skill set of professional behaviours between students, teaching staff and patients

Patient-centred clinical cases are used to bring together foundational disciplines relevant to the study and practice of medicine, in a manner that promotes their cognitive integration by students. Each course week has its own objectives and assessments that contribute to the overall course objectives and final assessment, as well as to student achievement of the MD program’s key and enabling competencies.