NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

56 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program COM 5172—Interdisciplinary Generalist Curriculum Preceptorship II 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) COM 5800—Foundations and Applications of Clinical Reasoning I This course will integrate basic and clinical sciences in a casebased approach. Faculty members frommultiple disciplines will guide students in developing the skills necessary to effectively assimilate knowledge from the basic sciences into the disease processes and apply this knowledge to varied patient presentations. (1.5 credit hours) COM 5801—Foundations and Applications of Clinical Reasoning II This course will integrate basic and clinical sciences in a casebased approach. Faculty members frommultiple disciplines will guide students in developing the skills necessary to effectively assimilate knowledge from the basic sciences into the disease processes and apply this knowledge to varied patient presentations. (1.5 credit hours) COM 5802—Tobacco Use and Dependence This course will focus on providing first-year osteopathic medical students with knowledge and skills-based training covering the following topics: (1) health effects of tobacco use; (2) pharmacology and drug delivery systems in tobacco cessation; (3) nicotine addiction; and (4) attitude and behavioral changes in tobacco cessation. (1.0 credit hours) 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 laboratory sessions in which diagnostic techniques will be practiced and performed by students under faculty assistance and supervision. Simulation manikins and standardized patients will be utilized in training students to perform a modified history and physical examination. (2.0 credit hours) COM 5840—Physical Diagnosis II Students will learn the components of a complete history and physical examination and 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. (2.0 credit hours) COM 5835—Humanism in Medicine I This course consists of lectures, small group assignments, patient panel discussions, journaling, and online learning modules that run throughout the M1 year of the medical curriculum. The first semester course covers the broad humanism topics of physician/patient communication and cultural competency. The course is designed to be an innovative and forward-looking way of linking the humanities and social sciences to the practice of medicine. Throughout the course, evaluations are used to measure the student’s mastery of concepts through group assignments, participation in class discussion, journaling, simulated patient experiences, selfassessment tools, and online experiences. (1.5 credit hours) COM 5845—Humanism in Medicine II This course consists of interactive lectures, small group assignments, patient panel discussions, journaling, and online learning modules that run throughout the M1 year of the medical curriculum. The second semester course covers the humanism topics of medical ethics, social issues (including domestic violence, physician and patient addiction, and the homeless population), and wellness (including nutrition, exercise, complementary and alternative medicine, spirituality, public health, and health sexuality). The course is designed to be an innovative and forward-looking way of linking the humanities and social sciences to the practice of medicine. Throughout the course, evaluations are used to measure the student’s mastery of concepts through group assignments, participation in class discussion, journaling, self-assessment tools, and online experiences. (2.0 credit hours) COM 5990—Preclinical Medical Science Review The study of the medical sciences contains a broad scope of knowledge in both science disciplines and organ systems of the body. This information is the foundation of knowledge needed for study of human body functions and diseases. It is essential to master this knowledge to be successful in both the medical school curriculum andmedical licensing examinations. This course provides an opportunity for students to complete a review of medical science content using an independent study program. It allows students to work at their own pace

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