Western Medicine & Clinical Science

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Course Number:  WS 200 

Course Title: Human Biology

An introduction to a general study of life systems, including biological concepts and processes, metabolism, response and reproduction system, designed as an introduction to the health care science. Students will be introduced to the cell and all of its intricate parts and their functions. Covers 5 major groups of organisms:  Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Protozoa, Helminths:  Diseases:  Important properties:  Pathogenesis and Epidemiology:  Clinical Findings:  Laboratory Diagnosis:  Treatment and Prevention.

 

Course Number: WS 202                                                                                      

Course Title: CHEMISTRY

This course is designed to teach elementary principles of chemistry and chemical elements and compounds. It includes an investigation of the constituents of matter, electron arrangement, the periodic table, chemical bonds and reactions, phase states, solutions, acids, bases and electrolytes.                                                            Comprehensive study of chemical principles designed for students pursuing a career in chemistry or other scientific areas. Emphasis will be on atomic structure, bonding, formulas, equations, nomenclature, and stoichiometry. Also included are states of matter, hybridization, molecular geometry, and gas laws.

Course Number: WS 204                                                                                      

Course Title: Physics

This course explores the basic principles of physics as they apply to the normal functioning of the human body. It will examine each of the major body systems and demonstrate how specific laws of physics can be used to explain aspects of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology. It will also examine the areas where theories of physics overlap with the philosophies of Oriental Medicine. Basic principles of general physics and biophysics, including general mechanics, electromagnetism, basic optics, introductory modern physics, and its application to the area of acupuncture.

Course Number:  WS 206

Course Title: Psychology and Counseling

An introduction to basic principles of psychology with an emphasis on relationships between patients and therapists.  This course also deals with personal understanding, self-actualization, communication, and some basic counseling skills for a therapist.

Course Number:  WS 300

Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology I

The student will learn the structure and function of human body from the western viewpoint. A study of human surface anatomy, including those landmarks important to the location of acupuncture meridians and points as well as basic study of human anatomy and physiology including the organization of the body and the skeletal and muscular systems.

Course Number:  WS 302

Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology II

The student will learn the structure and function of human body from the western viewpoint. This course details the muscular system, anatomy and physiology of both digestive and respiratory systems, physiology of exercise and energy metabolism.

Course Number:  WS 304

Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology III

The student will learn the structure and function of human body from the western viewpoint. And Study of cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine systems, sensory organs, and hormonal organs.       

Course Number:  WS 306

Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology IV

The student will learn the structure and function of human body from the western viewpoint. A study of the respiratory, digestive, reproductive and endocrine systems, genetics, heredity, physical growth and development.

Course Number:  WS 308 

Course Title: Western Medical Terminology

This course provides a working familiarity of common medical terminology used in western medicine, including the definitions, roots, prefixes, suffixes and proper pronunciation of terms, emphasizing their clinical context. This course is foundational for the western sciences and allows for communication with other health care providers. A study of western medical terminology and nomenclature, including major prefixes, roots and suffixes. This course will familiarize students with the every day language of Western Medicine in order to facilitate good communication with other Western medical providers.

Course Number: WS 400  

Course Title: Survey of Western Medicine I

This survey course presents an overview of selected common diseases observed and treated in biomedicine, including neurology, psychiatry and gastroenterology. The etiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis and first line of allopathic treatment will be presented and discussed with the emphasis on the clinical manifestations of the diseases. A survey of internal medicine, pharmacology, neurology, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, urology, radiology, nutrition and public health.

Course Number: WS 402  

Course Title: Survey of Western Medicine II

This survey course presents an overview of selected common diseases observed and treated in biomedicine, including neurology, psychiatry and gastroenterology. The etiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis and first line of allopathic treatment will be presented and discussed with the emphasis on the clinical manifestations of the diseases.

A survey of internal medicine, pharmacology, neurology, surgery,obstetrics/gynecology, urology, radiology, nutrition and public health.

Course Number:  WS 404

Course Title: Pathology 1

Pathology is a three-course series that presents the fundamentals of biophysiological processes as they relate to the development of diseases and their manifestations. This course deals with the basic general concepts of pathology associated with cellular damage, bodily responses to injury, acute and chronic inflammation, hemodynamics and neoplasia, genetic disorders, diseases of immunity, infectious diseases, environmental and nutritional pathology, diseases of infancy and childhood.  A system review of pathological processes affecting neurological and endocrine systems will also be presented.

Course Number:  WS 406

Course Title: Pathology 2

Pathology is a three-course series that presents the fundamentals of biophysiological processes as they relate to the development of diseases and their manifestations. This course provides students with a study of the pathology of the Blood vessel, Cardiac, Respiratory system, Gastrointestinal track, Liver and Pancreas, Renal, Urinary tract , male and Female reproductive, Breast.

Course Number:  WS 408

Course Title: Pathology 3

Pathology is a three-course series that presents the fundamentals of biophysiological processes as they relate to the development of diseases and their manifestations. This course provides students with a study of the pathology of the endocrine, Diabetes, Blood and lymphoid, Integumentary, Head and neck, Bones and joints, musculoskeletal, nervous and eye system.

Course Number: WS 410

Course Title: Western Pharmacology

This course introduces the basic concepts and pharmacological principles of western pharmaceuticals and their major categories. Topics include pharmacological distribution, metabolism, and excretion, and the mechanisms by which drugs produce their therapeutic effects. Course emphasis is on general principles that can be applied broadly to groups or categories of medications. Students learn the major classes of drugs and specific examples within each class, potential drug-drug and drug-herb interactions. A survey of Western pharmacology, with emphasis on classification, major actions, and side effects of commonly prescribed medications; including the effects of such drugs on Oriental diagnosis. It includes relevant aspects of potential medication, herb and nutritional interactions, contraindications and side effects and how to access this information.

Course Number:  WS 412

Course Title: Western Clinical Practice 1

This course will cover the western physical diagnostic process using the three clinical skills such as history taking, physical examination and logical thinking. This course will examine conventional treatments for major diseases.  

Course Number:  WS 414

Course Title: Western Clinical Practice 2

Continuation of WS 412.  The course will cover history taking, physical examination and diagnostic procedures of the head, nervous system, thorax, and abdomen.  The course will examine conventional treatments for major diseases.

This course is a general overview of common medical disorders and how they are diagnosed according to western and oriental medicine.  This course also examines the decision making process according to western and oriental medicine.

Course Number:  WS 416

Course Title: Western Physical Assessment

This course provides training in the techniques of history-taking and physical assessment according to the western clinical paradigm. The emphasis will be on the hands-on training to prepare students to be able to perform the procedures of the physical examination with a high degree of comfort and skill. This course covers the complete physical examinations of the skin, head, sense organs, chest, abdomen, as well as basic orthopedic and neurological tests.

Clinical relevance of laboratory and diagnostic test and procedures, also physician examination findings, charting, S.O.A.P. notes, obtaining past medical history, consultation and follow-up.

Course Number:  WS 426

Course Title: Bionutrition

A study of the basic principles of nutritional science, including the classic nutritionsal deficiencies, the roles of nutritional components in various stages of the life cycle. Additional course topics include applications to community nutrition and health care. The functions of specific nutrients including their sources from dietary elements are presented.

The study of the clinical aspects of nutrition, including essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats, vitamins, micro and macro nutritional elements.  This class also studies diseases resulting from nutritional deficiencies and how they are evaluated. To provide the student with in-depth didactic and experiential knowledge conducive to operating a practice that serves the patient and the practitioner while meeting the standards required by state and federal law and the requirements of insurance payers. 

Course Number: WS 430                                                                                      

Course Title: MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

This course introduces statistical analysis of medical research, the means by which information is gathered, the formation of a hypothesis and the basic construction of a clinical research trial.  Emphasis is placed on how to research and interpret the results of clinical trials for clinical application.

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