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Class of 2023
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Session Title:
Acute Dyspnea
Teaching Hours:
Teaching and Learning MethodsTotal Scheduled Hours = 1
Lecture = 1
Acute Dyspnea
Teaching and Learning Methods
Lecture 1 hour(s)

Learning Objectives
Blueprint ID Learning Objectives
8302 Differentiate between the major causes of dyspnea by way of establishing a differential diagnosis for acute dyspnea. (using your knowledge of control of breathing, analyze the causes of acute dyspnea)
8303 List and interpret investigations which can lead to the diagnosis of acute dyspnea: chest x-ray; arterial blood gas; and pulmonary function tests.
8304 Outline the management of acute dyspnea, including the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment. (For a patient presenting with acute dyspnea, create a management plan)
8305 Assess severity of dyspnea and identify indications for specialist referral
8306 describe impact of dyspnea and its treatment on patients and their families

Linked Course Goal(s) to Session
Blueprint ID Course Goals
7416 Integrate basic and clinical sciences as they relate to common clinical encounters and patient symptoms
Linked Program Competencies
To This Course Goal:
7417 Identify health care resources available for the investigation, treatment and management of the patient
Linked Program Competencies
To This Course Goal:
me-3 me-4 me-5 me-6 cm-2
Linked Program Competencies To Course Goal(s)
me-6 Medical Expert
Apply knowledge of the clinical, socio-behavioural, and fundamental biomedical sciences relevant to a clinical problem.
me-3 Medical Expert
Formulate an initial plan of appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures relevant to the patient’s presentation.
me-4 Medical Expert
Develop a differential diagnosis and key clinical problem list following assessment of a patient.
me-5 Medical Expert
Develop a management plan for key clinical problems following assessment of a patient.
cm-2 Communicator
Collect and synthesize accurate and relevant information, incorporating perspectives from patients and their families, colleagues and other health care professionals.

Linked MCC Medical Expert Objectives