Pre-Clinical Curriculum (Yr 1–2)

View years three and four of the D.O. curriculum.

Major Requirements

YEAR ONE Credits:
COM 501 Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 15
Course presents, reviews, and reinforces common and basic concepts of biomedical, structural and clinical sciences essential for understanding and practicing Osteopathic Medicine.

COM 502 Principles and Practice of Osteopathic Medicine I 20.5
Includes basic science principles, as applied & relevant to the physiology, pathophysiology, & clinical presentations primarily with a focus of the Neuromuscular, Hematology, Immunology & lntegumentary Systems.

CCC 500 Core Clinical Competencies Seminar I 0
This seminar will provide instruction and practice to develop those core competencies, namely data- gathering (history-taking, physical examination), doctor-patient interpersonal skills, and OMM/OMT through the Institute for Clinical Competence (ICC) patient simulation program. All students must successfully complete this course and pass the end-of-year Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in order to be promoted to year two.

    Total: 35.5 Credits
 
YEAR TWO Credits:
COM 601 Principles and Practice of Osteopathic Medicine II 21
Includes basic science principles, as applied and relevant to the physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentations primarily with a focus of the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Renal systems.

COM 602 Principles and Practice of Osteopathic Medicine III 17.5
Includes basic science principles, as applied and relevant to the physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentations primarily with a focus of the Gastrointestinal, Endocrine and Reproductive systems.

BLS 601 Basic Life Support Seminar 0
This American Heart Association approved seminar in Basic Life Support includes one-and two-man and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation, adult and infant choking victims, and mannequins. AHA CPR certification is issued upon passing practical and written exam.

SEM 601 Child Abuse Prevention Seminar 0
This workshop focuses on the recognition of physical and psychological signs of child abuse as manifested in medical practice. Legal issues and reporting, mechanisms of suspected and/or identified child abuse are incorporated. This workshop satisfies the child abuse curriculum requirements for New York State medical licensure.

SEM 603 Infection Control Seminar 0
This seminar acquaints students with necessary precautions to be taken in dealing with blood-borne pathogens and other infectious material in hospital and clinic settings. It satisfies the NYS and OSHA mandates for student education prior to enrollment in clinical clerkships.

SEM 605 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Seminar 0
This seminar presents the essential elements of this legislation as it applies to the health providers and medical students in a clinical setting. It addresses both major components of HIPAA - insurance reform, and administrative simplification.

CCC 600 Core Clinical Competencies Seminar II 0
This seminar will prepare students and assess their readiness to begin their clinical rotations. Students will receive instruction and patient simulation practice in performing advanced clinical skills, namely data-gathering (history-taking, physical examination), doctor-patient interpersonal skills, OMM/OMT, note-writing, and patient management through learning and assessment activities in the Institute for Clinical Competence (ICC). All students must successfully complete this course and pass the end-of-year Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in order to be promoted to year three.

LANG 601 Medical Spanish I (Elective Course) 1
The elective course consists of lectures and discussions dealing with Spanish in a medical setting. The student will learn the basic structure of the Spanish language and be able to utilize it these language skills in the patient interview and case management.

LANG 602 Medical Spanish II (Elective Course) 1
Medical Spanish II is designed for the student who is an experienced Spanish speaker whose native language is Spanish or who has a greater depth of experience, advanced practice, or education in the Spanish language.

    Total: 38.5 Credits
 

Total Credits for Pre-Clinical Curriculum = 74


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