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Explanation: The word is "propedeutics". Just an example:
Title of course INTERNAL PROPEDEUTICS
Duration 45 hours of lectures
60 hours of clinical instruction
Curricular timing 5th semester, 3rd year
An introduction to all internal branches of medicine. Students are taught how to approach a patient, the correct way to take down a patient’s medical history, and the techniques of physical examination procedures. The main emphasis is placed on the correct interpretation of physical findings and creating effective examining models. Students are also introduced to basic laboratory and auxiliary investigatory tools.
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