VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook
OMS 2 – Semester 4, Block 8 - Comprehensive Review Block This block reviews the most relevant of the biomedical curriculum in Blocks 1 through 7, brings together the most important clinical curriculum and prepares the student for a comprehensive approach to the patient and in providing patient care. All courses are comprehensive in nature and the student must pass all courses through Block 8 to be released to take the COMLEX I board exam. Courses: • (MED 7260) Principles of Primary Care and Osteopathic Medicine VIII: 1.5 credit hours The Principles of Primary Care course in Block 8 brings together the exams of multiple systems into a comprehensive history and physical. The OMM curriculum is culminated in a comprehensive review of OPP/OMM with a comprehensive structural examination and treatment plan. • (MED 7312) Clinical Procedural Skills II: 1 credit hour Clinical Procedures Skills Course is an 18 hour academic year long course composed of modules residing in Blocks 5 thru 7. The modules have been selected based on American Osteopathic Association and American Academy Medical Colleges guidelines for preclinical medical students. The modules are constructed to provide the educational framework for a health care provider to demonstrate competency in clinical medical procedures. The Clinical Procedural Skills Course includes: o Block 5: Clinical procedural skills most common to the gastrointestinal and renal systems (NG placement, rectal examination/hemoccult, EGD and colonoscopy, venipuncture, laboratory testing) are taught in clinical laboratory format. o Block 6: Clinical procedural skills most common to the reproductive and endocrine systems (urinary catheterization, simulated model examinations, ultrasound demonstrations) are taught in the clinical laboratory format. o Block 7: Clinical procedural skills most common to the integumentary system (biopsy, basic suturing, other dermatologic skills) are taught in the clinical laboratory format. • (MED 7327) Disaster Preparedness Training: Emergency Medical Response Awareness for CBRNE Incidents: 1 credit hour The Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency Center for Domestic Preparedness Emergency Medical Response Awareness for CBRNE Incidents course is a competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies. The purpose of this course is to provide emergency medical responders and healthcare clinicians with knowledge in on-scene and hospital-based triage and treatment of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) victims in a mass casualty incident. • (MED 7328) Heart Code ACLS: 1 credit hour HeartCode 2025 ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses adaptive learning technology to allow learners to acquire and demonstrate Advanced Cardiac Life Support skills using a personalized learning path that adapts in real time to a learner’s performance. The program is designed for healthcare professionals who need Advanced Cardiac Life Support training for their clinical duties. Successful completion of the online portion and the hands-on skills session with an AHA ACLS instructor or voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system meet the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider Course Completion Card. • (MED 7329) Comprehensive Review Course: 6.5 credit hours The Comprehensive Review Course reviews the pertinent biomedical and clinical content from Blocks 1 through 8. The essential information for each topic is presented through board level questions in a concise manner. Faculty in each discipline conduct the course which consists of presentations covering the foundational biomedical sciences and other areas of medical knowledge relevant to solving clinical problems and promoting and maintaining health in providing osteopathic medical care to patients.
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