Advanced Diagnosis and Management in Ambulatory Settings
Utilizing a symptom-based approach, this course will examine the diagnosis and management of patients with complex diagnoses and comorbid conditions in the context of family, community and culture. The course will emphasize principles of primary care, including "provision of integrated and accessible health care services" (IOM, 1996). The accountability and ethical implications in the provision of comprehensive care to a population of ambulatory patients will be emphasized. Cultural diversity, epidemiology, differing health belief models, and alternative therapies will be explored as an integral part of primary care.