NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

52 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program COM 5990—Preclinical Medical Science Review This course is a self-study course to assist students in developing lifelong learning skills. The basic science content review module is an open-ended, self-directed module that allows the student to identify specific content areas for review. Knowledge is assessed at the completion of the module utilizing a self-assessment quiz. (1.0 credit hour) COM 6000—Principles of Clinical Medicine I This course is composed of several components and uses multiple learning modalities. It begins in the fall semester and continues as Principles of Clinical Medicine II during the winter semester. The components of the course include Interactive Learning Group (ILG) problem-based, small-group sessions using patient cases for discussion and analysis with a clinical facilitator; Clinical Skills Exams (CSE); and a oneon-one student experience with simulated patients who have been trained to portray medical problems, as well as patient simulation and interpersonal skills programs. (1.5 credit hours) COM 6001—Principles of Clinical Medicine II This course is a continuation of Principles of Clinical Medicine I, which began in the fall semester. It is composed of several components, uses multiple learningmodalities, and continues during the winter semester. The components of the course include Interactive Learning Group (ILG), problem-based, small-group sessions using patient cases for discussion and analysis with a clinical facilitator; Clinical Skills Exams (CSE), cumulative examinations midway and at the end of the semester involving multiple clinical stations; lectures on male and female physical examinations; and guided practical sessions for male and female examinations. (1.5 credit hours) COM 6011—Medical Neuroanatomy This course will introduce students to structural, functional, and developmental features of the human nervous system, with an emphasis on clinical concepts. It includes a combination of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and serves as a foundation and introduction to neurology. (3.0 credit hours) COM 6045—Business of Medicine This course exposes students to various aspects of the business and politics of medicine and includes the understanding of the structure of the federal and state government, the political system, the U.S. health care approach, and the regulatory bodies affecting the practice of osteopathic medicine. In addition, contracts, practice, marketing, electronic medical record (EMR), and insurance will be taught. (1.0 credit hour) COM 6055—Human Sexuality This course is designed to familiarize students with the field of human sexuality, with emphasis on the physiologicalpsychological and clinical aspects of sexuality. At the end of the course, students should be knowledgeable about human sexuality and understand a physician’s role in addressing sexual problems commonly found in clinical practice. (1.0 credit hour) COM 6082—Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) PALS is an American Heart Association program that presents a systematic, interactive approach dealing with the survival of critically ill and injured children. This care includes a broad spectrum of services, from early identification of problems through pre-hospital, hospital, and rehabilitative care. (1.0 credit hour) COM 6090—Geriatrics System This course provides an overview of geriatric problems or syndromes in a variety of care settings that affect older adults. It uses a case-based approach, with an emphasis on differential diagnosis, systematic evaluation, andmanagement incorporation of the interprofessional team. Concepts of physiological changes with aging, the psychosocial and functional aspects, and their effects on general medical disorders are incorporated into the lectures. (1.5 credit hour) COM 6105—Endocrine System This course presents the pathophysiology, biochemistry, diagnosis, and management of hormonal disorders. It explores neoplastic, autoimmune, degenerative, and infectious diseases of the endocrine glands, as well as their systematic evaluation and management. Lectures are integrated, so that pathophysiology of diseases and disorders of each system, as well as clinical aspects, including diagnosis and treatment, are addressed. The knowledge base will be presented in a blended format to include case scenarios, an algorithmic approach to diagnosis, interpretation of laboratory data, and self-study. When possible, a patient-centered approach to management will be provided. (3.5 credit hours) COM 6107—Musculoskeletal System This course provides an overviewof musculoskeletal conditions, diseases, and disorders. It will build on basic concepts and mechanisms that were introduced in previous courses. Additionally, evidence-based treatments, independent study assignments, and radiologic interpretation of structural and functional changes will be integrated into this course. (2.0 credit hours) COM 6108—Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine System Through lecture and self-study, this course introduces the fundamental clinical concepts and official nomenclature used within the realm of psychiatry and behavioral medicine. This includes the use of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) for the evaluation and diagnosis of the major psychiatric disorders. Current methodologies of treatment, communication with patients, and select topics in behavioral medicine are discussed. (2.5 credit hours)