OCMDG 1522: Osteopathic Principles and Practice II

This course continues to utilize weekly lectures and laboratory experiences to develop the practical skills necessary to diagnose and treat patients. Students will continue to learn how to take a complete history from a patient, including difficult patient encounters. The course adds the neurologic examination, continues to cover the pathophysiology, structural-functional disturbances, and examination of the musculoskeletal system, and includes point-of-care-ultrasound hands-on laboratory experience. Lectures on the newborn, well-child, and adolescent examinations are introduced. Normal and abnormal findings are emphasized and illustrated through clinical cases, and students will practice patient care documentation multiple times throughout the course. The laboratory sessions reinforce lecture content and additional diagnostic and manipulative treatment procedures will be taught and practiced in the laboratory setting. The development of clinical reasoning skills is emphasized, and training is enhanced by guest lecturers, peer table-trainers, osteopathic scholars, and history and physical experiences. Students are evaluated by H&P assignments, video quizzes, written examinations, laboratory participation, Standardized Patient Examination (SPE) practical, and two Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) practicals.