VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook

OMS 2 – Semester 4, Block 7 – Integumentary, Hematologic, and Lymphatic Systems This Block covers the Integumentary, Hematologic, and Lymphatic systems. The biomedical and clinical curriculum to provide the student the medical knowledge to maintain the normal functions and address the abnormalities related to these systems. The curriculum includes the most common medical conditions that occur within the systems. The block also includes prevention strategies to maintain the health of systems, the structural treatments to restore the normal function, surgical procedures required to correct certain abnormalities, and pharmacologic treatment where required to treat the conditions. Courses: • (MED 7155) Cell Biology and Physiology: Integumentary, Hematologic, and Lymphatic Systems: 0.5 credit hour This course provides the normal function of the Integumentary, Hematologic and Lymphatic systems, the physiology of maintaining health of these systems, and the early pathological changes that occur at the cellular level with disease or abnormalities. • (MED 7185) Pharmacology VI: 1.5 credit hours This course is designed to provide a basis for making clinical decisions in the pharmacologic management of the most common disorders affecting the integumentary, hematologic and lymphatic systems. The course applies the principles of pharmacology relative to therapeutics including indications, rationale, efficacy, and risks for the most current and commonly prescribed medications used. The course includes the importance of monitoring the expected effects and potential adverse effects of medications prescribed. The course includes a comprehensive approach to selecting appropriate medications including ethics, cost, efficacy, EBM trials, age, and quality of life. • (MED 7220) Histology/Pathology: Integumentary, Hematologic, and Lymphatic Systems: 2.5 credit hours This course begins with the basic histology of the integument, hematologic and lymphatic systems and provides genetic changes seen with the system that relate to disease, histological changes with various pathologies, and structural pathological changes. The course covers the most common pathological conditions within these systems, and the changes that occur at the cellular level through gross pathological organ change. The histology portion of the course is taught through lecture where attendance is required. The pathology portion of the course consists of online modules that allow the student to learn and study in an independent environment creating life-long learning skills. This also allows the student to work at their own pace throughout the block, with attention to exam times. Each online module is expected to take the student 3 hours to complete and is accompanied by questions. Students may complete the modules independently or work in groups; however, testing is independent. All computer based exams in Histology/Pathology are given on campus. • (MED 7255) Principles of Primary Care Course and Osteopathic Medicine VII: 2 credit hours The Principles of Primary Care Course includes the medical history and physical exam related to the hematologic and dermatologic systems. The course includes the approach to differential diagnosis from the most common complaints, the most common medical conditions and injuries or abnormalities and their exam. The course covers the most important history to determine the differential for clinical presentations of symptoms, the complete examination for the systems, and the integration of how abnormalities in these systems may affect the overall patient. OMM laboratory time in this block is dedicated to acquiring and advancing osteopathic manipulative medicine skills reviewing all techniques and bringing together the full osteopathic structural examination. Nutritional and preventive measures for these systems is taught. The course includes prevention and nutritional strategies to health of the system. Clinical skills for physical diagnosis and clinical dermatological procedural skills are taught in clinical laboratory format.


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