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 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 Although the credits are awarded in the final block, this is an integrated course, taught throughout the second pre-clinical year, and includes clinical experiences such as community health outreach programs (preventive medicine community outreach, free clinics and mini med schools), inter-professional team clinical experiences, laboratory experiences, and special populations experiences. The course is taught through clinical experience and graded on a pass-fail basis. Students must pass all experiences to progress. The course offers the student an orientation to clinical medicine from ambulatory and hospital-based perspective and prepares the student for the clinical environment. and promoting and maintaining health in providing osteopathic medical care to patients. • (MED 7400) Inter-Professional Early Clinical Experiences: 4 credit hours

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