NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 63 decontamination techniques, and disposition that is a required part of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program syllabus. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8009B—Emergency Medicine: Pediatric Emergency Medicine The clerkship will expose the student to a variety of emergency room systems, including both operational and practical issues as related to and applied to the pediatric patient. The student will learn the fundamentals of emergency room care in this patient population. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8011—Otolaryngology The clerkship will expose the student to otolaryngology through lectures; interactive participatory groups; clinical rounds; operative experiences; and other formats leading to the understanding of the structure, function, pathology, and performance of ENT (otolaryngology) surgery and nonoperative otolaryngology as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of ENT lesions. There will be a practical element of the rotation such that the student is introduced to basic and intermediate nonoperative, preoperative, operative, and postoperative otolaryngology and otolaryngology surgery care, practice, and critical skills as they pertain to ENT pathology. The clerkship is designed to promote the understanding of the relationship between surgery; specialized ENT conditions and ENT surgery; and the patient in the nonoperative, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care including indications and contraindications for otolaryngologic surgery. The course will assist the student in preparing for the clinical questions on the COMLEX-USA and other licensing examinations. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8011A—Otolaryngology: Otology/Neurotology The clerkship will consist of lectures, interactive participatory groups, clinical rounds, operative experience, and other formats leading to the understanding of the structure, function, pathology, and performance of ENT (otolaryngology) surgery and nonoperative otolaryngology as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of ENT lesions, especially as it relates to the ear, hearing, and vestibular apparatus. There will be a practical element of the rotation such that the student is introduced to basic and intermediate nonoperative, preoperative, operative, and postoperative otolaryngology and otolaryngology surgery care, practice, and critical skills as they pertain to ENT pathology and hearing and vestibular functions. The clerkship is designed to promote the understanding of the relationship between surgery; specialized ENT conditions and ENT surgery; and the patient in the nonoperative, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care including indications and contraindications for otolaryngologic surgery. The course will assist the student in preparing for the clinical questions on the COMLEX-USA and other licensing examinations. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8011B—Otolaryngology: Pediatric Otolaryngology The clerkshipwill expose the student to the practice of medicine in the inpatient and ambulatory environments. Students will be engaged in the care of patients under the direct supervision of a physician certified in a specialty. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8012—Family Medicine Family medicine is a primary care medical specialty that provides continual and comprehensive health care for the individual and the family. It integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences with a broad understanding of all health care disciplines. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, sexes, and organ systems. It deals with every disease entity and includes an understanding and application of the principles of osteopathic medicine. It places in the forefront of medical care the advancement of wellness and the prevention of disease and promotes advocacy for the benefit of its patients. Family physicians possess unique attitudes, skills, and knowledge that qualify them to provide continual and comprehensive medical care within the context of social, economic, cultural, psychological, and environmental factors. The family practitioner may be involved in all aspects of medical care both in and out of the hospital setting. The family practitioner must know and use community resources to benefit the patient and the family. Most often, family medicine is practiced within the ambulatory setting, which includes outpatient clinics and private physician offices. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8014—Surgery: General The fourth-year medical student general surgery elective should include advanced training in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management of general surgery patients. The student should work with patients on the general surgery wards, in the operating room, in the emergency room, and in the clinic. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8014A—Surgery: Pediatric Surgery In this clerkship, the student and preceptor will establish the goals of the elective, as well as testing, on-call duties, lectures, and presentations. It will be in accordance with the skills learned in the pediatric and surgery rotations already taken. Knowledge of surgery, surgical indications, and surgical contraindications is essential for the competent practice of osteopathic medicine in the pediatric patient. During this clerkship, the student will be exposed to a variety of clinical problems routinely seen in the pediatric surgical service. Emphasis will be placed on preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of the patient. In the operating room, the student will practice aseptic

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