NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 47 COM 5000—Student Wellness This course provides activities that focus on different areas that are critical to student wellness. They will include mindfulness, academic wellness, physical wellness, personal wellness, relational wellness, and nutritional wellness. This course also provides students with contact information for various resources that are available to help achieve and maintain wellness. (1.0 credit hour) COM 5005—Basics of Nutrition This course presents fundamental concepts in the basic sciences—such as nutritional biochemistry, environmental pathology, and adaptive physiological mechanisms—and reviews the formulation of recommendations for nutritional guidelines in population health. It will integrate information and build upon related medical knowledge through the curriculum to prepare students for relevant applications within future clinical sciences courses and promote evidence-based nutrition interventions within the practice of medicine. (1.0 credit hour) COM 5006—Foundations of Research This course is intended to help students acquire and develop both the knowledge and the skills for evidence-based medicine (EBM). During this course, students will learn to use concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics as they are applied to help solving clinical problems. In addition, students will acquire a basic understanding of what the Internal Review Board (IRB) is about, how to present an ethical argument based on the IRB regulations for why informed consent is not an absolute, and tools for submitting an IRB application. Team-based learning (TBL) is the didactic approach used in the course. This educational method allows learners to apply course concepts through thinking and problem-solving. It also nourishes lifelong learning skills and strengthens interpersonal and teaminteraction skills and abilities. (1.0 credit hour) COM 5010—Gross Anatomy This course will introduce students to the study of the structural and functional features of the human trunk, extremities, head, and neck. The course includes didactic sessions and virtual dissection labs utilizing BodyViz: 3D MRI/3D CT/Virtual Cadaver Lab. (6.5 credit hours) COM 5020—Medical Histology Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy and function of the cells, tissues, and organs of the body. This course serves as a bridge among the disciplines of gross anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Basic physiological concepts and relevant areas in pathology are presented, with the goal of understanding the function of, as well as abnormal changes that may occur in, the cells and organs of the body. An overview of human embryology, with an emphasis on weeks one–eight and early organogenesis, will also be included. The study of embryology is a foundation for understanding normal anatomy and birth defects. The development of the organ systems and common malformations are presented, along with the histology of each system. (3.5 credit hours) COM 5021—Medical Biochemistry This course covers primarily biochemical reactions and pathways of normal human health. This course introduces functions of the important carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins, and properties of enzymes. It covers the normal pathways of metabolism and their controls. DNA replication, transcription, and translation are discussed. Genetics is introduced, as well as genomics, as it relates to medicine. Other topics, such as oxidative damage, adhesion proteins, and extracellular fluids, are discussed. (3.5 credit hours) COM 5030—Medical Microbiology This course covers the principles and core concepts of microbiology. General areas that will be covered include identity and properties of microbes, microbial metabolism, control of microbes, microbial pathogenesis, and laboratory identification and diagnostic assays. This course will also include some topics related to community health, such as vaccine-preventable diseases and microbes used as weapons. The course will conclude with a series of clinical case studies of pathogens affecting the different organ systems. (2.5 credit hours) COM 5064—Medical Physiology This course reviews the physiological functions and regulation of the major human organ systems. Topics covered include cell physiology; membranes and membrane transport mechanisms; epithelial transport; electrophysiology; muscle physiology; the sensory and autonomic nervous system; and an introduction to cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal physiology. (4.5 credit hours) COM 5080—Health Care Provider Basic Life Support and First Aid This course is an American Heart Association program that includes both didactic material, including methods of reducing cardiovascular risk, and instruction in the psychomotor skills necessary for the initial resuscitation of the cardiac arrest patient. (1.0 credit hour) COM 5081—Fundamentals of Pathology The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts of general pathology that span all of the human organ systems and that are essential for the student’s understanding of the basic pathological processes involved in development of the diseases most likely to be encountered Preclinical Course Descriptions