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Introduction to the biomedical sciences and their application to the practice of clinical medicine. Students will learn how doctors think about their patients' problems, make clinical decisions on their behalf, and gauge the success of their interventions through lectures, interactions with physicians and practitioners, and visits to area hospitals and medical laboratories. Diagnostic reasoning and the tension between the objective nature of biomedicine that physicians favor and the subjective nature of health and illness that patients experience. Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture and mind-body techniques.

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  • School of Arts & Sciences