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ANES 070Q. The Psychosocial and Economic Ramifications of Critical Illness
Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to sophomores. The impact of critical illness on a patient and family members; difficulties involved in the decision making process for the patient, family, and healthcare professionals. Topics include: conventional views of death and dying, epidemiology of critical illness, grief, coping skills, cultural variations, euthanasia and withdrawal of care, palliative care and hospice, advanced directive and legal aspects of medical catastrophe, psychosocial dynamics of family meetings, and emotional ramifications of medical decisions.
3 units, Spr (L. Lin)

ANES 113Q. Disease-Oriented Approach to Human Physiology
Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to sophomores. Describes the role of physiology of major organ systems in a healthy person and how it is altered in disease. Presents therapeutic approaches to normalizing the pathophysiologic state including current therapies and those under investigation. Organ systems and diseases discussed include cardiovascular (myocardial infarction, trauma and infection leading to shock), central nervous (stroke, concussion, cerebral hemorrhage, spinal-cord trauma, meningitis), pulmonary (pneumonia, asthma, emphysema), renal (kidney failure), and hepatic (cirrhosis, hepatitis). Field trips to operating rooms at Stanford Medical Center are offered.
3 units, Spr (M. Rosenthal)

ANES 199. Undergraduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

ANES 202. Anesthesiology and Pathophysiologic Implications for the Perioperative Patient
Provides participants a patient-care-related review of organ physiology and an in- depth discussion of the pathophysiologic mechanisms at work in the perioperative period that influence outcome in the surgical patient and their management. Organ systems addressed include cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, hematologic, and cerebral. Subject matter including airway management, ventilatory support, transfusion practices and the acute management of shock provides useful information for all students currently or in the future involved in acute care of the critically ill patient. Additional topics specific to anesthesia, including anesthetic pharmacology. Lecturers are Stanford anesthesia faculty and visiting guest faculty. Prerequisite: completion of first year curriculum is strongly encouraged.
1 unit, Win (M. Rosenthal)

ANES 207. Medical Acupuncture
Acupuncture is part of a comprehensive system of traditional Chinese Medicine developed over the past two millennia. This course reviews the history and theoretical basis of acupuncture for the treatment of various diseases as well as for the alleviation of pain. Issues related to the incorporation of acupuncture into the current health care system and the efficacy of acupuncture in treating various diseases are addressed. Includes practical, hands-on sections.
2 units, Spr (B. Golianu)

ANES 215. Journal Club for Neuroscience, Behavior and Cognition Scholarly Concentration
Review of current literature in both basic and clinical neuroscience in a seminar format consisting of both faculty and student presentations.
1 unit, Win, Spr (R. Giffard, D. Yeomans)

ANES 243A. Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Future Doctors
(Same as INDE 243A) Introduction to the field of integrative medicine with emphasis on practical applications for Stanford medical students and discussion of evidence supporting the potential value of various treatment modalities, including: traditional Chinese medicine; managing stress-based illness; medical hypnosis; yoga, tai chi, and meditation; massage and chiropractic therapies; Mexican folk medicine; Ayurvedic medicine. The prominent question throughout is "How do we apply these ideas and knowledge to our work as students and ultimately doctors?" Aims not only to augment cultural competency, but also to encourage partnerships that help alleviate suffering and promote health.
1 to 2 units, Win ( E. Ratner, M. Lumpkin)

ANES 243B. Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Future Doctors (Part 2)
(Same as INDE 243B) Further introduction to various modalities of integrative medicine, including the placebo effect, naturopathy and homeopathy, and further discussion of evidence for alternative modalities. Students attend four shadowing sessions with a practitioner of integrative medicine. Placement considers personal preferences. Represented practices and modalities include, but are not limited to, traditional Chinese medicine, osteopathy, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic, Ayurvedic medicine, bodywork and massage therapy. Students share shadowing experiences. The course promotes: 1) personal exploration of a specific branch of integrative medicine; 2) examination of evidence (or lack of it) underlying that modality; and 3) an understanding of how students might apply their knowledge of integrative medicine to their patient and self-care. Overall, the course aims to augment cultural competency and to encourage partnerships that help to alleviate suffering and promote health.
1 to 2 units, Spr (E. Ratner, M. Lumpkin) Not offered 2009-10.

ANES 280. Early Clinical Experience in Anesthesia
(Enrollment limited to MD and MSM candidates) Provides an observational experience as determined by the instructor and student. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 2 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

ANES 299. Directed Reading in Anesthesiology
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

ANES 370. Medical Scholars Research
Provides an opportunity for student and faculty interaction, as well as academic credit and financial support, to medical students who undertake original research. Enrollment is limited to students with approved projects.
4 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

ANES 399. Graduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Problems related to metabolism, toxicity, and mechanisms of anesthesia; pharmacologic studies involving pain management; the genetic and molecular basis of hemodynamic insufficiency. Animal studies may be included. Interested students should contact Drs. Trudell, MacIver, Clark, Giffard, Patterson, Angelotti, Drover, Chu, or Angst.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)


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