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Biomedical Studies

27 Units   270 Hours

Western Medicine Series

Western Internal Medicine is a vast subject, laying 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.

Western Clinical Sciences I    3 units / 30 hrs

Ambulatory medicine, nutritional, hormonal disorders, errors of metabolism and biological agents.

Western Clinical Sciences II    3 units / 30 hrs

Diseases of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal and genitourinary system.

Western Clinical Sciences III    3 units / 30 hrs

Examination of hepatobiliary and nervous systems, the pancreas, hematopoiesis, and neoplasia.   Common immunological disorders are also discussed.

Western Clinical Sciences IV    3 units / 30 hrs

This course concludes the series with a specialized area of obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and geriatrics medicine.  Common neurological and psychiatric disorders are discussed.

Prerequisite: BS311-313

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