VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook

• (MED 7272) C linical Medicine: Otolaryngology/Ophthalmology: 1.5 credit hours Clinical Medicine brings in the most common diseases affecting the system. The curriculum provides the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of the various eye, ear, nose and throat conditions and trauma. The course includes conditions presented through lecture and cases. The neuroscience and pathology knowledge required is presented earlier in the block and reinforced through the clinical medicine. Treatment includes osteopathic principles, pharmacology, and surgical treatments. Diagnostic procedures are presented including radiology, laboratory results, and other disease specific diagnostic exams. The course is taught in lecture and case presentation format and can require a pre-reading by the student for the cases discussed in class. • (MED 7325) Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health: Evidence Based Medicine and Medical Research: 1.5 credit hour The Evidence Based Medicine and Medical Research course provides osteopathic medical students the competency to critically appraise medical evidence and make informed clinical decisions as future physicians. Examples from patient care and clinical research are applied to explain epidemiological concepts pertaining to bias, validity, generalizability, confounding, causality and appropriate measures of risk and association. The interpretation and application of diagnostic and screening tests are emphasized. Two online modules by the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Health Systems Science Learning Series identify basic principles of quality improvement and how clinical informatics impacts health care delivery. This course includes an Interprofessional Experience (IPE) experience. • (MED 7345) Comprehensive Assessment III: Neurological System and Special Senses: 1 credit hour Osteopathic physicians must demonstrate the understanding and application of established and evolving principles of foundational biomedical and clinical sciences integral to the practice of patient-centered osteopathic medical care. This assessment provides a benchmark for the osteopathic medical student to use as a measure of that integrated learning process using a comprehensive, multiple-choice format completed at the conclusion of Block 3. These questions will help students not only with developing a knowledge base for the neurological, ophthalmological, and otolaryngological systems, but also with the comprehension skills required to perform well on future board testing.

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