WESTERN MEDICINE COURSEWORK
Western Medical Terminology
Study of Western Medical terms used for various diseases, medical/surgical procedures and body parts. Introduction on how medical terminology are formed using Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations
This course will provide an introduction to Western Medical Diagnostic examinations. Students will learn to collect a complete health history and vital signs and will learn physical examination of the cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal and neurological systems. In addition, students will learn to understand key signs and symptoms requiring referral to other healthcare providers and will learn to demonstrate professionalism in interacting with patients during the Physical Exam setting.
Laboratory & Imaging
The course is designed to teach students the interpretation and integration of hematology, clinical chemistry, and urology within the historical physical examination. In addition, students will learn and review specifics of universal (standard) precautions. At the end of the course, students will understand over 400 lab tests and their reference ranges and will be able to order lab tests when and as appropriate, interpret the findings, and apply the interpretation of lab results to integrated differential diagnostic procedures. Finally, students will learn to perform basic readings of imaging studies.
This course is an introduction to Western Pharmacology, focusing on mechanisms of action of common pharmacological categories. Students taking this class will be able to understand how various classes of drugs are absorbed, distributed and eliminated by the human body. Additionally, students will become familiar with generally applied pharmacological interventions for common western diagnoses, such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, and thyroid disorders.
Western Internal Medicine sets the foundation for integrated clinical practice. This four part course will explore the most common western diseases practitioners may encounter in clinic, following their diagnostic and treatment protocols as well as potential side-effects of treatment. Strong understanding of basic sciences, particularly pathophysiology, will greatly facilitate student learning.
Part I: Covers ambulatory medicine, nutritional, hormonal disorders, errors of metabolism and biological agents.
Part II: Diseases of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal and genitourinary system.
Part III: Examination of hepatobiliary and nervous systems, the pancreas, hematopoiesis, and neoplasia. Common immunological disorders are also discussed.
Part IV: This course conclude the series with specialized area of obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and geriatrics medicine. Common neurological and psychiatric disorders are discussed.
Survey of Clinical Medicine
This course provides an overview of the clinical practices of various branches of medicine. Specialties covered include: Osteopathy, dentistry, psychology, nursing, chiropractic, podiatry, homeopathy, naturopathy, and other natural healing modalities.