VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook

• (MED 7317) Clinical Medicine: Urology: 1 credit hour Clinical Medicine brings in the most common diseases affecting the male reproductive and genitourinary systems and includes 80 to 90% of diseases and disorders most often seen in primary care and the emergent setting. This course does not overview functions of the renal system that are covered in the GI block. This curriculum provides the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of the various disorders or diseases. Where Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) quality-of-care guidelines exist, they are included. Conditions included are genetic, infectious, acute and chronic medical, traumatic, and surgical cases and each incorporates the anatomy, physiology, and pathology knowledge learned earlier in the curriculum/block. Treatment includes osteopathic principles, pharmacology, and surgical treatments. Diagnostic procedures are presented including radiology, laboratory results, and other disease specific diagnostic exams. Students also perform a male urogenital exam. The course is taught in lecture and case presentation format and often requires a pre-reading by the student for the cases discussed in class. The knowledge gained in this course is also needed to pass the corresponding SP examinations in the PPC/OMM course. • (MED 7360) Comprehensive Assessment VI: Reproductive and Endocrine Systems: 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 6. These questions will help students not only with developing a knowledge base for the reproductive and endocrine systems, but also with the comprehension skills required to perform well on future board testing.


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