27 Units 270 Hours
Physical Examination 3 units / 30 hrs
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 3 units / 30 hrs
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.
Western Pharmacology 3 units / 30 hrs
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.