Pre-Clerkship

Curricular Requirements Years 1 and 2
  1. UNE COM Courses – Year 1

Osteopathic Medical Knowledge IA – 14 Credits

Osteopathic Medical Knowledge IA (OMK IA) is a multidisciplinary course designed to introduce medical science knowledge that underpins the practice of osteopathic medicine. The OMK IA curriculum integrates the biomedical and clinical sciences, focusing on a different clinical presentation each week. The overall aim is to allow the first year osteopathic medical student to integrate and apply this knowledge in the solution of clinical problems. Additionally, the student develops cognitive skills and attitudes that support continual acquisition of medical knowledge.

Osteopathic Clinical Skills IA ­- 14 credits

The aim of Osteopathic Clinical Skills IA (OCS IA) is to transform learners into student physicians who demonstrate superior clinical skills and medical professionalism, and embody empathetic, patient centered medical care in preparation for clinical clerkship training. OCS IA provides students with a solid knowledge of clinical anatomy as the basis for competent and safe performance of physical examination and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM); instructs learners in the art and skill of medical history taking; provides an understanding of human structure and function in order to formulate a clinical temporal profile leading to a differential diagnosis; and represents the foundation of osteopathic knowledge and skills that will be developed longitudinally throughout the learner’s medical education and practice.

Osteopathic Medical Knowledge IB - 14 credits

OMK IB is a continuation of OMK IA and builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed by the medical scholar in the earlier course.

Osteopathic Clinical Skills IB - 14 credits

The aim of OCS IB is to continue the transformation of learners into student physicians who demonstrate superior clinical skills and medical professionalism, and embody empathetic, patient centered care. OCS IB is a continuation of OCS IA and builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed by the medical scholar in that course.

  1. UNE COM Courses – Year 2

Osteopathic Medical Knowledge IIA – 16 credits

This semester long course integrates foundational underlying biomedical scientific principles with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to address most common and/or important patient presentations. Using a combination of interactive and didactic presentations, case study discussions, laboratory sessions, panel discussions, and ‘grand rounds’ conferences, the structured learning activities reinforce and expand the student’s understanding of critical biomedical and clinical elements of health care explored in the first year UNE COM courses. The Osteopathic principles of body­-mind­-spirit integration, structure­-function relationship and the body's inherent ability to self­regulate, heal, and maintain health, are prominent themes in the course content.

Osteopathic Clinical Skills IIA – 12 credits

This course is the two-year longitudinal continuation of the OCS I course that begins in Year 1. The course is designed to reinforce and expand the student’s knowledge and osteopathic clinical skills to ensure safe and competent practice during clinical training rotations in Years 3 and 4. OCS IIA introduces the student to more advanced methods of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and extends the integration of key concepts into the clinical practice of primary care. Learning activities parallel topics and areas of focus of the OMK II series of courses and include standardized patient experiences, osteopathic manual medicine skills sessions, geriatric mentors with seniors, clinical skills assessment, and differential diagnosis.

Osteopathic Medical Knowledge IIB – 16 credits

This semester long course continues the integration – begun in previous OMK courses – of the foundational underlying biomedical scientific principles with the most common and/or important patient presentations related to a variety of body systems.

Osteopathic Clinical Skills IIB – 12 credits

This course continues the two-year longitudinal OCS course that begins in year 1 and builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes explored in the first semester of Year 2. The course is designed to reinforce and expand the student’s osteopathic clinical skills and knowledge, and facilitate their development into exceptional third year medical students.

The following table provides a more detailed view of the UNE COM Courses in Years 1 and 2:

YEAR 1 CURRICULUM

Blocks 1-6

Osteopathic Medical Knowledge

I-A, 14 credits

Osteopathic Medical Knowledge

I-B, 14 credits

The above integrated courses include the following Biomedical Science Disciplines: Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Genetics, Microbiology (Bacteriology, Virology, Immunology, and Parasitology), Pathology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Medical Ethics and Legal Aspects of Medicine, Preventative Medicine and Public Health, and Research

Osteopathic Clinical Skills

I-A, 14 credits

Osteopathic Clinical Skills

I-B, 14 credits

The above integrated courses include: Anatomy (including Embryology and Histology), Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Clinical Skills, Physical and Differential Diagnosis, Preventative Medicine and Public Health, Standardized Patient Experiences, Clinical Experiences (or Preceptorship), and Humanities

YEAR 2 CURRICULUM

Osteopathic Medical Knowledge

II-A, 16 credits

Osteopathic Medical Knowledge

II-B, 16 credits

The above integrated course includes the following Systems: Neuroanatomy, Psychiatry, Hematology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Cardiology, and longitudinal integration of Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Radiology, Differential Diagnosis and Case Based Learning, Medical Ethics and Legal Aspects of Medicine, Preventative Medicine and Public Health, Research, and Medical Informatics

The above integrated course includes the following Systems: Gastrointestinal, Renal, Urology, Reproductive (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Endocrinology, Musculoskeletal, Dermatology, and longitudinal integration of Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Radiology, Differential Diagnosis and Case Based Learning, Medical Ethics, Health Policy, Research, and Medical Informatics

Osteopathic Clinical Skills

II-A, 12 credits

Osteopathic Clinical Skills

II-B, 12 credits

The above integrated course includes  Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Clinical Skills, Physical and Differential Diagnosis, Geriatrics Practicum, Clinical Experiences (or Preceptorships), Standardized Patient Experiences, Simulation Experiences, and Humanities