NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 53 COM 6109—Renal/Urinary System This course presents renal and genitourinary physiology and pathophysiology; glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases; acute and chronic kidney failure; congenital disorders; metabolic, functional, and benign disorders; and neoplasms of the renal/urinary system. The instruction involves the participation of various departments, including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Physiology, Microbiology, and Osteopathic Principles and Practice. (3.5 credit hours) COM 6110—Women’s Health System The course begins with the role of the history and physical examination in a diagnostic approach to the female patient. This is followed by a review of the reproductive cycle and by general gynecologic topics, including the evaluation and treatment of the victim of sexual assault, the embryology and anatomy of the female genitalia, and the application of osteopathic principles and practice to women’s health. Lectures dealing with disorders of the breast serve as a transition between the gynecologic topics and the lectures dealing with normal and abnormal pregnancy. (4.0 credit hours) COM 6111—Pediatrics System This course covers the details of normal and abnormal growth and development in children. Issues involving preventive care and health interventions of newborns, growing children, and adolescents are addressed. Specifics regarding illnesses in the integumentary, hematologic, respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, and neuromuscular systems are presented. (3.5 credit hours) COM 6112—Nervous System This course provides students with a foundation of clinical neurology in continuation of their knowledge to neuroanatomy. It covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic approaches, and treatment options of the most common neurological diseases in a multidisciplinary approach. (4.0 credit hours) COM 6114—Rheumatology System This course introduces students to diseases and other disorders of the immune and musculoskeletal system and the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of rheumatologic disorders (including auto-immunity and inflammatory arthritis). Pathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, immunology, evidence-based treatments, and independent study assignments will be integrated into this course. (2.0 credit hours) COM 6124—Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) IV This course presents the fourth unit in a five-course sequence that addresses osteopathic theory, philosophy, and manipulative procedures. The second year curriculum is designed to organize all information learned in year 1 into clinical frames of reference. The student doctor is also presented with an opportunity to review and master all techniques presented in year 1, as well as an opportunity to master advanced manipulative treatment techniques. All OPP courses are presented in lecture and practical training sessions. Practical training sessions in this year are designed to both review earlier material and to present new techniques for mastery. (2.5 credit hours) COM 6125—Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) V This course presents the fifth unit in a five-course sequence that addresses osteopathic theory, philosophy, and osteopathic manipulative procedures. The second year curriculum is designed to organize all information learned in year 1 into clinical frames of reference. The student doctor is also presented with an opportunity to review and master all techniques presented in year 1, as well as an opportunity to master advanced manipulative treatment techniques. All OPP courses are presented in lecture and laboratory sessions. Laboratories in this year are designed to both review earlier material and to present new techniques for mastery. During the second half of the course, students will be exposed to various advanced techniques in osteopathic manipulative treatment. (2.0 credit hour) COM 6155—Emergency Medicine This course covers the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of selected emergencymedicine topics. This course will help students acquire knowledge of selected emergency medicine topics not covered elsewhere in the curriculum. This course will utilize a standard lecture format and utilize various learning modalities including, but not limited to, reading assignments and interactive polling software. Topic presentations have been aligned with courses within the academic block. (1.0 credit hour) COM 6221—Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Advanced Cardiac Life Support is an American Heart Association program that is accepted and required in most hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. ACLS presents a systematic interactive approach to dealing with people experiencing a cardiopulmonary emergency, sudden death, or an acute cerebral vascular accident. (1.0 credit hour) COM 6425—Medical Procedures III This course serves to integrate the clinical skills relevant to the medical conditions learned within the systems courses. In this course, students participate in small-group, hands-on clinical procedures experiences that may include guided medical simulation scenarios. Faculty members, who demonstrate and guide the students, facilitate the small groups. The procedures focus on the real-life activities of practicing physicians. (1.0 credit hour)

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