NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

76 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program history and physical examination skills particularly pertaining to dermatology. In the outpatient setting, the student will be assigned to a clinic and evaluate patients under supervision of an attending physician. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8153—Rural and Urban Underserved Selective (M4 Selective) Student training in the rural and medically underserved urban settings stresses development of primary care practitioner skills. This practitioner, with limited availability of sophisticated technical and ancillary services, will have the ability to diagnose and formulate a treatment plan based on information gathered through history, physical examination, laboratory, and X-ray reports. The Rural and Urban Underserved Medicine Rotation will increase the knowledge and awareness of multicultural health and unique value systems. It should also serve as an introduction to community medicine and the health care needs of the underserved population. (8.0 credit hours) COM 8170—Public Health This course provides a structured and supervised experience at a public health agency or public health-related institution. The student will acquire skills and experiences in the application of basic public health concepts and specialty knowledge of the solution to community health problems. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8215—Hand Surgery Once the student has completed the basic COM8029 Orthopedic Rotation, the student may take 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 the hand surgery rotation as follows. Knowledge of orthopedic surgery, surgical indications, and surgical contraindications is essential for the competent practice of osteopathic medicine. The Department of Surgery closely partners with all areas of clinical instruction of all academic courses and programs of a clinical nature in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. During this elective, the student will have exposure to hand surgery. The student will be able to integrate surgical knowledge in the care of hand surgery patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. This will include congenital hand deformities and musculoskeletal hand injuries, arthritis, and tendonopathies in both inpatient and outpatient settings. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8240—Clinical Informatics 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 8241—Hospice and Palliative Medicine 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 8279—Medical Toxicology 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 8297—Pediatric Emergency Medicine 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 8336—Sports Medicine 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 8334—Pain Medicine Pain Medicine is a specialty that is concerned with the prevention of pain and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of people in pain. Acute and chronic pain are common reasons for patients to seek medical attention. Pain may be due to a localized process, but may also represent life-threatening primary disorders or indicate serious internal disorders. Because of their frequency and potential importance, it is necessary to recognize different pain syndromes and initiate management. Students should become familiar with different therapeutic modalities utilized for treatment of pain. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8355—Sleep Medicine 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 8356—Undersea and Hyberbaric Medicine 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 8357—Research Principles in Integrative Medicine and Medication Therapy Management This rotation reviews basic principles in integrative medicine and focuses on clinical nutrition; herbal therapy; mindful meditation; and other researched, science-informed topics. Students will work with patients one day each week,

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