NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 55 and relevant areas in pathology are presented with the goal of understanding the function of, as well as any abnormal changes that may occur in, the cells and organs of the body. This course includes an introduction to human embryology, with emphasis on the embryo’s first eight weeks. The study of embryology is a foundation for understanding normal anatomy and birth defects. (3.5 credit hours) COM 5021—Medical Biochemistry Clinical practice is changing so rapidly that the physician must be a perpetual student and must be able to read and understand the literature in order to keep up to date. This course offers the fundamentals of biochemistry, many aspects of which are currently and directly relevant to medicine. Other aspects serve to round out scientific preparation, and in the future, may emerge at the center of medical advances. This course covers biochemical reactions and pathways of normal human health; nutrition from a biochemical viewpoint; and the biochemistry of the body systems including, but not limited to, the gastrointestinal, pulmonary, renal, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems. (5.5 credit hours) COM 5030—Medical Microbiology I This course will be presented in lecture/required readings format to emphasize immunology, bacteria, and viruses involved in infectious diseases. The immunology section 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 immunodeficiencies, autoimmunities, allergies, graft rejection, and immunity to tumors, are presented. Bacteria and viruses commonly involved in human diseases, as well as newly and reemerging pathogens, will be presented from a clinically relevant perspective. The sections on microorganisms will stress practical clinical skills by presenting pathogens employing a systems approach involving case studies, visual illustrations of typical clinical symptoms, and the most common therapies. (5.5 credit hours) COM 5031—Medical Microbiology II This course will consist of lectures on parasites and fungi that produce infectious disease states. Parasites and fungi commonly involved in human diseases, as well as new and reemerging pathogens, will be presented from a clinically relevant perspective in a systems format. The sections will stress practical clinical skills by presenting case studies, visual illustrations of typical clinical symptoms, and themost common therapies. (1.5 credit hours) COM 5061—Medical Physiology I This course reviews the physiological functions and regulation of the major human organ systems. Topics covered in the first semester include cell physiology, membranes and membrane transport mechanisms, electrophysiology, muscle physiology, the autonomic nervous system, and cardiovascular physiology. (3.0 credit hours) COM 5062—Medical Physiology II This is the second part of a two-part physiology course. As with the first part, the material will be presented using an organ-systems approach. This course will include the study of the respiratory, renal, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal systems. (4.5 credit hours) COM 5080—Health Care Provider Basic Life Support and First Aid An American Heart Association course that includes both didacticmaterial (includingmethods 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 5121—Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) I OPP I presents the first unit of a four-course sequence that addresses osteopathic theory, philosophy, and manipulative procedures. OPP I provides an introduction to the general principles and techniques of osteopathic diagnosis of the axial skeleton and paraspinal regions. Student doctors will be exposed to basic terminology and examination skills through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on performance. (4.0 credit hours) COM 5122—Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) II OPP II covers the second unit of a four-course sequence that addresses osteopathic theory, philosophy, and osteopathic manipulative procedures. OPP II provides an introduction to the general principles and techniques of osteopathic diagnosis of the axial skeleton and paraspinal regions, including the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spines, as well as the rib cage. Student doctors will be exposed to basic terminology and examination skills through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on performance. (3.5 credit hours) COM 5171—Interdisciplinary Generalist Curriculum Preceptorship I The Interdisciplinary Generalist Curriculum (IGC) Preceptorship for first-year students is composed of the IGC Primary Care Physician Mentor Preceptorship and the Explore Selective. The premise of the IGC Program is that exposure to professional role models is a significant determinant of medical students’ career choices. In addition, an early clinical experience is an essential learning component for medical students to begin to correlate classroom knowledge with actual patient encounters. The IGC Preceptorship I and II courses expose first-year medical students to clinical settings by matching each student with a community-based physicianmentor for a primary care rotation. Based on selection preferences, students are also assigned to an Explore Selective in either an Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) clinic on or off campus, a Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Community Service (COM2Serve) site, a clinical sub-specialty session fromone of at least five disciplines, or a prerequisite training program that will enable students to provide special services (e.g., HIV testing, reproductive health counseling). (1.0 credit hour)

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