F200 Jewish Medical Ethics
The advances in end-of-life care have spawned a wide variety of ethical dilemmas in such areas as the determination of death, organ, transplantation, euthanasia and assisted suicide. While the secular ethical approach to these issues is often well publicized and adequately represented at many medical schools, the religious viewpoint, and in particular, that of Orthodox Judaism, is rarely given a voice. This half-module (one month) course will provide an overview of the Orthodox Jewish approach to the aforementioned issues by analyzing texts from the Bible, Talmud and Rabbinic commentaries throughout the ages. Prerequisites: As many of the texts are in the Hebrew language, a rudimentary knowledge of Hebrew would be helpful, although not essential.
Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD
Maximum: 2 students
F204 Nutrition and the Development of Chronic Disease
There is an increasing interest in the role of nutrition and obesity in the etiology and development of chronic diseases. Each student will be provided with guidance in reviewing literature and can potentially participate in data analysis or in developing curriculum materials. Students can use their elective time to pursue work on a nutrition-related Independent Scholars project. Students may have the opportunity to attend seminars and/or research meetings appropriate to the topic. Students will meet Dr. Wylie-Rosett to select a specific focus for this elective.
Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD
Maximum: 2 students
Students should contact instructor before start of the elective for meeting time and location.
F205 Clinical Informatics and Research in Primary Care
Students will participate in developing and implementing a web-based curriculum in evaluating the e-Clinican Project (see www.eClinician.org), funded as part of the Health Alert Network of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (see www.nyc.gov/health) administered by Clinical Directors Network (see www.CDNetwork.org), a primary care practice-based research network (PBRN) in NYC. The eClinician Project is designed to disseminate evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and to improve access to the clinical decision-support tools on handheld personal computers (HPC/PDA) for clinicians practicing in patient care. Students will help with curriculum development and evaluation, identification of online clinical decision-support tools, and provide presentations at Community Health Centers, as well as assist with (and receive co-authorship) development of articles for publication and scientific presentations.
Jonathan N. Tobin, PhD
718-430-3236 ext234 or 212-382-0699
firstname.lastname@example.org or JNTobin@CDNetwork.org
Maximum: 4 students
Students MUST call prior to registration of the elective (sessions are held in Manhattan and via web/telephone conference call)