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T2 Electives

 

Culinary Medicine in the Clinical Practice

Course Overview

The T1/T2 course will teach basic culinary skills including fundamental dietary and nutrition knowledge. There is a total of eight (8) 3-hour cooking classes.  Lessons will be keyed to both the basic science curriculum (biochemistry, physiology, etc.) while linking concepts learned to the practical clinical skills needed for the patient physician discussion about the importance of dietary and lifestyle change.

Students will be expected to watch a 15-20 minute PowerPoint presentation and take a short quiz prior to coming to class. Class time is spent doing 2 hours of hands on cooking, tasting, and dialogue tied with case studies and questions relevant to the lessons. Students are expected to take all 8 lessons during the spring or fall of the first or second year. By signing up for this elective, you are committing to taking all 8 classes and doing all coursework.

Structure:
All 8 classes will be offered in spring and fall and open to first and second year medical students.

Course Goals and Objectives

Contact Information

Course Directors:  Timothy Harlan (tharlan@tulane.edu) and Leah Sarris (lsarris@tulane.edu)
Phone:  (504) 988-9108

Registration: Please email Leah Sarris (lsarris@tulane.edu) to register for this elective

Grading Policy: 

Students will receive either pass or fail.

Enrollment:  minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students per group.

Time of course:

Spring 2014 Schedule:

Group A (Wednesdays 1-4:00pm)
Lesson 1- February 12
Lesson 2- February 19
Lesson 3- February 26
Lesson 4- March 12
Lesson 5- March 19
Lesson 6- March 26
Lesson 7- April 2
Lesson 8- April 9

Group B (Wednesdays 5-8:00pm)
Lesson 1- February 12
Lesson 2- February 19
Lesson 3- February 26
Lesson 4- March 12
Lesson 5- March 19
Lesson 6- March 26
Lesson 7- April 2
Lesson 8- April 9

Group C (Fridays 1-4:00pm)
Lesson 1- February 14
Lesson 2- February 21
Lesson 3- February 28
Lesson 4- March 14
Lesson 5- March 21
Lesson 6- March 28
Lesson 7- April 4
Lesson 8- April 11

*Class times are subject to change.
**More classes will be added as necessary to accommodate all students once the spring schedule has been released.


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