A catastrophic illness is an extremely harmful event bringing physical and/or financial ruin. This can range from a catastrophic depression; to an illness harboring a ruinous course of action. This course is designed to teach the signs and symptoms that may be lurking in an otherwise normally appearing patient. Unlike other aspects of a typical health screening encounter, there is a current void of knowledge for many on detecting expensive and catastrophic illness experiences and harboring malignancies. Student will learn to recognize conditions that need emergency measures in the clinical setting.