NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 51 COM 5830—Physical Diagnosis I Students will learn the components of a patient history and physical examination and will develop effective interviewing techniques and physical examination skills. The course will consist of assigned readings, lectures, and practical training sessions in which diagnostic techniques and ultrasound basics will be practiced and performed by students under faculty assistance and supervision. Simulation manikins and standardized patients will also be utilized for students to perform a modified history and physical examination. Students will be able to recognize normal findings in a healthy patient, as well as some abnormal findings that may represent disease. In addition, they will begin to develop proper documentation skills for both patient history and physical exam findings. This will be accomplished through a series of “write-ups” on the various history and physical exam areas taught throughout the semester. (1.5 credit hours) COM 5840—Physical Diagnosis II Students will continue to learn the components of a patient history and physical examination and will develop effective interviewing techniques and physical examination skills. The course will consist of assigned readings, lectures, and practical training sessions in which diagnostic techniques will be practiced and performed by students under faculty assistance and supervision. Simulation manikins and standardized patients will also be utilized for students to perform a modified history and physical examination. Students will be able to recognize normal findings in a healthy patient, as well as some abnormal findings that may represent disease. In addition, they will begin to develop proper documentation skills for both patient history and physical exam findings. This will be accomplished through a series of “writeups” and SOAP notes on the various history and physical exam areas taught throughout the semester. (1.5–4.5 credit hours, depending on student’s class) COM 5850—Medical Immunology This course will be presented in a lecture/required readings format. This immunology course covers both innate and adaptive immune responses of humans with a focus on the host’s interaction with an environment containing a variety of potential pathogens. In addition, other aspects of immunology, such as immunodeficiency disorders, autoimmune disorders, hypersensitivities, and graft rejection, are presented. (2.0 credit hours) COM 5851—Integumentary System This course introduces students to clinical aspects and treatments of skin diseases, infections of the skin, skin pathology, neoplastic disorders of the skin, burn management, plastic surgery, and cutaneous manifestations of systemic disorders. It consists of lectures supplemented by visual materials, pathology slides, and independent study assignments. (2.5 credit hours) COM 5855—Hematopoietic and Lymphoreticular System This course introduces students to the diagnosis and management of diseases of the hematopoietic and lymphoreticular system. It will include a discussion of cancer chemotherapy and principles of surgical oncology. Indications for, and adverse reaction to, blood transfusion will also be addressed. This course consists of lectures supplemented by independent study assignments. (2.5 credit hours) COM 5860—Respiratory System This course presents the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of selected respiratory disorders; infectious disorders; and neoplasms of the respiratory system. Ventilatory functions andmanagement of respiratory failure are described. Speakers are from the departments of Family Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Microbiology, Nutrition, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, OPP, and Surgery, including the Division of Otorhinolaryngology. The course consists of lectures supplemented by independent study assignments. (4.0 credit hours) COM 5861—Cardiovascular System This course covers the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of selected cardiovascular disorders. Lectures are given in an integrated fashion by faculty members from multiple departments and disciplines, so that clinical aspects, pathophysiology of diseases, and disorders of each system are addressed. Topic presentations have been aligned between courses within the academic block. The course consists of lectures supplemented by independent study assignments. (5.5 credit hours) COM 5862—Gastrointestinal System This course covers pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of gastrointestinal diseases, as well as diseases of the liver and biliary system. The instruction involves the participation of faculty members frommultiple departments. The course consists of lectures supplemented by independent study assignments. (4.5 credit hours) COM 5870—Interdisciplinary Education and Professionalism I This course encompasses curricular concepts that run through the clinical science courses to include areas such as public health, health informatics, ethics and professionalism (leadership), humanism, humanities, research, genomics, and integrative medicine. In addition to these concepts, students will be exposed to various disciplines in the health field and how they are interrelated. Students will also be required to participate in a variety of professional activities. (2.5 credit hours)

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