NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

64 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program techniques and operating roomprinciples and assist in surgery. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8014B—Surgery: Surgical Critical Care 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 within the objectives and goals of the general surgery rotation as follows. This will involve inpatient care of critically ill patients coming from the emergency room, the intensive care units or complications arising on the floor. Emphasis will be placed on preoperative evaluation of the critically ill patient, intraoperative, and postoperative management of the patient. In the operating room, the student will practice aseptic techniques and operating room principles and assist in surgery as well as in procedures performed outside the operating room as necessary. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8014C—Surgery: Vascular Surgery In this elective, 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 within the objectives and goals of the general surgery rotation as follows. This will provide the student with a focused study of disease processes of the peripheral vascular system. This will include problems related to lower extremity occlusive disease, arterial aneurysms, and venous disorders. There is a special emphasis on preoperative patient assessment, both clinically and radiographically. The student will be exposed to the management of vascular patients by both traditional open techniques and newer minimally invasive endovascular routes. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8014D—Surgery: Vascular Surgery—Integrated In this elective, the student will spend time with both the vascular surgery and interventional radiology services. Student and preceptors will establish the goals of the elective, as well as testing, on-call duties, lectures, and presentations. It will be in accordance within the objectives and goals of the general surgery rotation and diagnostic radiology. This will provide the student with a focused study of disease processes of the peripheral vascular system. This will include problems related to lower extremity occlusive disease, arterial aneurysms, and venous disorders. There is a special emphasis on preoperative patient assessment both clinically and radiographically. The student will be exposed to themanagement of vascular patients by both traditional open techniques and newer minimally invasive endovascular routes. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8015—Geriatric Medicine Geriatric medicine is the primary care medical specialty that addresses the unique health care issues of the elderly. The clinical rotation in geriatrics provides students with the opportunity to understand the special needs of the geriatric patient and unique disease presentation and progression in the elderly. It also enables students to identify psychosocial needs and functional disabilities of the elderly and their impact on developing appropriate care planning and medical management. The focus is on an interprofessional approach, functional and neuropsychological assessment, and treatment of the geriatric patient as directed by patient needs and wishes. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018—Internal Medicine Internal medicine is a broad-based, content-driven medical specialty that places a premium on the cognitive work and interpersonal skills necessary to providing well-patient care and in caring for medical problems seen on clinical service. Emphasis is placed on determining normal from abnormal history and physical findings, using diagnostic tests, making logical selections, and defending hypotheses (preliminary problem list), as well as accurate reporting and recording of data and problems and beginning development of management plans, including health education for patients and families and referrals. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018A—Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease The goals of the elective are to provide the student with instruction and a broad experience in clinical cardiology. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018B—Internal Medicine: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology The goals of the elective are to provide the student with instruction and a broad experience in clinical cardiology. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018C—Internal Medicine: Critical Care Medicine Internal medicine is a broad-based, content-driven medical specialty that places a premium on the cognitive work and interpersonal skills necessary to providingwell-patient care and caring for medical problems seen on clinical service. Emphasis is placed on determining normal from abnormal history and physical findings, using diagnostic tests, making logical selections, and defending hypotheses (preliminary problem list), as well as accurate reporting and recording of data and problems and beginning development of management plans, including health education for patients and families and referrals. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018D—Internal Medicine: Endocrine, Diabetes, and Metabolism This elective will involve inpatient and ambulatory care. During the elective, students will be exposed to the consultative practice of endocrinology and will participate in the evaluation andmanagement of a broad spectrum of endocrine disorders. This will include the evaluation and treatment of patients with diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and nutritional disorders. (4.0–8.0 credit hours)

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