NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Preparation 143 PBC 9101—Anatomy I This course explores the structures and functions of the human body. Topics covered will include upper extremity, lower extremity, thorax, and abdomen. (2 credit hours) PBC 9201—Physiology I This course provides a review of high-yield concepts and processes in human physiology. Topics covered will include general principles of physiology, musculoskeletal, cardiac, respiratory, and gastrointestinal physiology. (2 credit hours) PBC 9300—Genetics This course covers a variety of related fields, such as Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and medical genetics. The study of human genetics can help to find answers to questions regarding the inheritance and development of different phenotypes. The understanding of how genomic variations contribute to disease susceptibility and development will offer perspective to guide diagnostics and prognostics as well as lay the background for novel therapeutic approaches. (2 credit hours) PBC 9400—Biochemistry This course focuses on human metabolism, energy flow, and related abnormalities. It aids the development of critical thinking and understanding of biological processes, including enzyme kinetics andmetabolismof nucleotides, carbohydrates, and lipids, as well as common diseases associated with dysregulation of such pathways. (2 credit hours) PBC 9501—Strategies for Academic Success I This course introduces students to a variety of personal management tools and strategies to enhance learning, including self-reflection and self-evaluation, goal setting, learning style assessment, study plan development, and effective time and stress management strategies. (1 credit hour) PBC 9102—Anatomy II This course introduces students to the structure of the various organ systems of the human body. Students are introduced to how biochemistry and molecular biology affect the underlying structure of cells and tissues and organs in these organ systems. Structural components of systems—such as the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, lymphatic, urinary, and reproductive systems—will be covered, with highyield components emphasized. (2 credit hours) PBC 9202—Physiology II This class offers a review of high-yield concepts and processes in human physiology. Topics covered will include endocrine, reproductive, renal, and vascular systems, and neurophysiology. (2 credit hours) PBC 9600—Microbiology This course will introduce students to the field of medical microbiology and its clinical implications. Topics covered will include the general characteristics of microbes, virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and pharmacological/ antimicrobial agents. It will focus on infectious microbes and the clinical consequences of infection. (2 credit hours) PBC 9700—Immunology The course introduces adaptive and innate immune systems, the characteristics of various common pathogens, and how the immune system protects you from such invading organisms. Students learn the detailed structures of antibodies and related immunoglobulin receptors, the characteristics and functions of the different antibody classes, and the mechanisms for producing such antibodies. Following basic B cell function, they will learn the structure of both MHC proteins and T cell receptors and respective sources of variation based on recombination. Students will learn how immune cells attack pathogens, with emphasis on the mechanism of inducing apoptosis, as well as Antibody Directed Cell-mediated Cytotoxicity. The course will also cover inflammatory response and mechanisms of tolerance. Students will learn about autoimmune diseases as well as hypersensitivity reactions, which include allergy and anaphylaxis. They will also learn about transplant rejection and the methods for testing compatibility. (2 credit hours) PBC 9502—Strategies for Academic Success II This course is designed to provide the opportunity for students to develop the additional skills necessary to be effective and successful students in the postbaccalaureate environment. It explores communication skills, critical thinking and problemsolving, effective study skills, test-taking strategies, and the mindfulness and professionalismneeded to succeed inmedical school. (1 credit hour) Health Professions Preparation Program Director and Assistant Professor: C. Brown-Wujick | Professor and Chair of Basic Sciences: B. Mayi | Professor: N. Lutfi | Associate Professors: T. Bacoat-Jones, L. BaumbachReardon, J. Migliozzi, P. Rose | Assistant Professors: D. Khanna, H. Nguyen, M. Parmar, P. Waziry Course Descriptions