NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

72 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program and goals of general pediatric rotations I and II as outlined in the General Curriculum for Pediatrics. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8032I—Pediatrics: Nephrology Pediatric nephrology is the study of the comprehensive care of the pediatric patient with nephrologic disease. This will include the recognition and management of these illnesses in the pediatric patient. The emphasis is on learning to recognize and treat nephrology in the pediatric patient. As pediatricians, it is vital for us to be cognizant of, and to assist in, maximizing health in these early stages through health screenings, testing for, and diagnosing nephrologic diseases. In this way, we can assure the best future for this group of patients. 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 with the objectives and goals of general pediatric rotations I and II as outlined in the General Curriculum for Pediatrics. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8032J—Pediatrics: Pulmonology Pediatric pulmonology is the study of the comprehensive care of the pediatric patient with pulmonology disease. This will include the recognition and management of these illnesses in the pediatric patient. The emphasis is on learning to recognize and treat pulmonology diseases in the pediatric patient. As pediatricians, it is vital for us to be cognizant of, and to assist in, maximizing health in these early stages through health screenings, testing for, and diagnosing pulmonology diseases. In this way, we can assure the best future for this group of patients. 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 with the objectives and goals of general pediatric rotations I and II as outlined in the General Curriculum for Pediatrics. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8032M—Pediatrics: Rheumatology 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 8035—Plastic Surgery 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 8035A—Plastic Surgery: Craniofacial Surgery 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 8036—Psychiatry The rotation in general psychiatry is designed for students to learn and practice the rapport-building skills necessary for working with patients in a mental health setting. The focus is on developing awareness of the impact of the patients’ biological, developmental, sociological, ethnic, and economic background on their presenting problems. Students are expected to establish professional working relationships with members of a multidisciplinary mental health treatment team. Students will develop the ability to communicate effectively with other professionals, support an atmosphere of collegiality, and expand both their medical education and personal growth. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8036A—Psychiatry: Addiction Psychiatry The rotation in general psychiatry is designed for students to build upon those skills learned in the COM 8036 Psychiatry rotation and apply them to evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of addiction. The elective is designed to provide intensive experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with addiction or addiction with comorbid psychiatric illness under the supervision of the faculty attending addiction psychiatrist or addiction medicine specialist. Students are expected to establish professional working relationships with members of a multidisciplinary mental health treatment team. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8036B—Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry This four-week, elective course is designed to give students interested in psychiatry a more focused experience in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry. The student will work with attending physicians and/or residents in a variety of settings that may include a combination of outpatient clinics, residential facilities, hospitals, rural community mental health facilities, and/or schools. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8036C—Psychiatry: Forensic Psychiatry The objective of this rotation is to provide a clinical experience in forensic psychiatry, thereby, increasing the students’ skills, knowledge, and comfort in the interface between psychiatry and the law. The student will work up some inpatients and may help prepare some written reports for the court. There is no night call, but students will be available five days a week. The basic psychiatry rotation is a prerequisite for this rotation. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8036D—Psychiatry: Geriatric Psychiatry This is a four-week rotation that will provide experience and information in the psychiatric care of the geriatric patient. This will expose the student to inpatient and ambulatory care in the geriatric population. Among the patients are those who are community dwelling, inpatient, undergoing palliative care, and in the hospice unit. It is required that students have been though both the basic psychiatry and geriatric rotations.

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