NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

74 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program organs amenable to image-guided therapeutic and diagnostic procedures are extensive and constantly evolving and include, but are not limited to, diseases and elements of the vascular, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, and the central nervous system. As part of the IR rotation, students will participate in the evaluation and management relevant to image-guided interventions. This rotation is to provide the student with a base of information of great use to him or her during postgraduate education and practice. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8038—Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, is a specialty that emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with physical disabilities. These disabilities may arise from conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, neurological trauma, and/or painful conditions secondary to various hereditary and acquired diseases. Physiatrists utilize skills to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychosocial, and vocational functioning through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach, which may include, but is not limited, to physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, and social workers. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8038A—Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spinal cord injury medicine is a specialty that addresses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic spinal cord injury and nontraumatic etiologies of spinal cord dysfunctions by working in an interdisciplinary manner. The interdisciplinary team is composed of health care professionals providing care on a lifelong basis, including related medical, physical, psychological, and vocational disabilities and complications. This specialty encompasses patients of all ages. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8042—Thoracic Surgery The course will consist of lectures, interactive participatory groups, clinical rounds, operative experiences, and other formats leading to the understanding of the structure, function, pathology, and performance of thoracic surgery. There will be a practical element of the rotation such that the student is introduced to basic and intermediate level of nonoperative, preoperative, operative, and postoperative thoracic surgery care, practice, and critical skills. The course is designed to promote the understanding of the relationship between surgery, specialized thoracic surgery, and the patient in the nonoperative, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care including indications and contraindications for thoracic 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 8044—Urology The course will consist of lectures, interactive participatory groups, clinical rounds, operative experiences, and other formats leading to the understanding of the structure, function, pathology, and performance of urologic surgery and nonoperative urology as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of urologic lesions. There will be a practical element of the rotation such that the student is introduced to basic and intermediate level of nonoperative, preoperative, operative and postoperative urology and urologic surgery care, practice, and critical skills as they pertain to genitourinary pathology. The course is designed to promote the understanding of the relationship between surgery; specialized urologic conditions and urologic surgery; and the patient in the nonoperative, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care including indications and contraindications for urologic 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 8044A—Urology: Pediatric Urology The course will consist of lectures, interactive participatory groups, clinical rounds, operative experiences, and other formats leading to the understanding of the structure, function, pathology, and performance of pediatric urologic surgery and nonoperative urology as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric urologic lesions. There will be a practical element of the rotation such that the student is introduced to basic and intermediate level of nonoperative, preoperative, operative and postoperative urology and urologic surgery care, practice, and critical skills as they pertain to the pediatric genitourinary pathology. The course is designed to promote the understanding of the relationship between surgery, specialized pediatric urologic conditions and pediatric urologic surgery, and the patient in the nonoperative, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care including indications and contraindications for pediatric urologic 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 8093—Geriatrics Rotation (M4 Selective) 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 the 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

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