NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 59 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. Genomics andminimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery, will be discussed. (3.5 credit hours) COM 6111—Pediatrics This course of instruction 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 will be addressed. Specifics regarding illnesses in the integumentary, hematologic, respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, and neuromuscular systems will be presented. (2.5 credit hours) COM 6112—Neurology This course, consisting of 38 hours presented in a multidisciplinary approach, covers pathology, neurologic dysfunction, pathophysiologic mechanisms of neurologic diseases, and pharmacotherapeutics. In addition, it addresses rehabilitation of nervous system dysfunctions and introduces the students to ophthalmology. (2.5 credit hours) COM 6123—Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) III This course presents the third unit in a four-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 (e.g., cardiovascular disease and OPP, sports injuries and OPP, pregnancy and OPP). 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. (2.5 credit hours) COM 6124—Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) IV This course presents the fourth unit in a four-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 (e.g., family medicine and OPP, pediatrics and OPP, pregnancy and OPP). 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 required to attend one of three selectives in advanced osteopathic manipulative treatment. (2.5 credit hours) COM 6173—Interdisciplinary Generalist Curriculum Preceptorship III The Interdisciplinary Generalist Curriculum (IGC) Program has three components: (1) The IGC Physician Mentor Program; (2) The IGC Business of Medicine Program; (3) the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Community Service (COM2Serve) Experience. 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, laboratory, small group, and independent learning with actual patient encounters. The IGC Preceptorship III course exposes secondyear medical students to clinical settings by matching each student with a community-based physician mentor for a primary care clinical rotation where they are also exposed to the central role of the primary care physician in the management of their patients and practices. Students also learn about the business aspects of medical practice, including private and public models of health care finance and delivery and systems-based components of providing cost-effective and evidence-based medicine. As part of the IGC COM2Serve Experience, students also rotate through community-based clinics and other service organizations and experiences that provide health care to medically underserved or at-risk populations. (1.5 credit hours) COM 6221—Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an American Heart Association program that is accepted and required in most hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. It is required for second-year medical students from the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. ACLS presents a systematic, interactive approach to dealing with people experiencing a cardiopulmonary emergency, sudden death, or an acute cerebral vascular accident. ACLS presents a way for resuscitation providers to treat a desperately ill patient in a coordinated way, regardless of whether the response team consists of one person, two people, or a larger team. ACLS-trained providers will use the same guidelines and approaches inside and outside the hospital, as well as nationally and internationally. This course will consist of 12 hours of interactive instruction supplemented by audiovisuals; demonstration of required skills on Advanced Life Support Manikins; and practice using defibrillators, EKG monitors, and intubation equipment. Instruction will be formatted on casebased scenarios. (1.0 credit hour)

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