Course Descriptions

17030 : PATHOLOGY 1
3.00 credits: The objective of this course is to provide a foundation for the understanding of general concepts of the disease state occurring in the human body, including cellular and tissue reactions to injury, mechanisms of inflammation and neoplasia, congenital abnormalities, autoimmune disorders and hemodynamic changes. This hybrid course combines the value of face-to-face lectures and the convenience of online education, including in-class discussions, medical literature review, online case studies and poster presentations.
17140 : PATHOLOGY 2
3.00 credits: The objective of this course is to provide students with detailed understanding of systemic diseases with emphasis on cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neuromuscular and bone pathology. This hybrid course combines in-class and online instruction, encompassing classroom discussions, online quizzes and participation in online discussion forums.
2.00 credits: This is a general course in clinical pharmacology designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the rationale for pharmacologic use of drugs for selected medical conditions; the proper use of drug information resources, proper interaction with the patient and prescriber, recognition of adverse drug reactions, awareness of drug abuse; and the basic principles of pharmacology and toxicology in humans. This hybrid course consists of online content, classroom presentations, case studies, external resources and discussions.
2.25 credits: Theories and application of heat, cold, traction, electrical modalities, vibration and light as adjuncts to patient management. Discussion of indications, contraindications and modifications of physiological therapeutics based on various conditions and situations.
2.00 credits: Students will study the therapeutic management of soft tissue dysfunction of the axial and appendicular skeleton.
1.50 credits: Discussion of the role of exercise in the comprehensive conservative management of commonly encountered conditions. Principles of exercise therapy and exercise psychology. Concepts and skills relative to exercise techniques and emphasis on spinal stabilization. Specific protocols regarding the prescription of exercise.
11120 : PHYSIOLOGY 1
4.50 credits: An introduction to homeostasis and homeostatic mechanisms with emphasis on human electrophysiology of nerve and muscle. The contribution of cardiovascular and respiratory systems to homeostasis is explained. The course features lectures, labs and case studies on nerve, muscle, heart and lung diseases with discussion on early diagnosis and treatment.
11230 : PHYSIOLOGY 2
4.50 credits: The course will focus on mechanisms in the kidney, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine and reproductive glands that participate consistently in maintaining homeostasis in the human body. The course will feature lectures, labs and case studies on renal, digestive, endocrine, reproductive systems, with emphasis on early diagnosis and treatment.
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