COM 1761: Osteopathic Principles and Practices I – 1

Class Program
Credits 3
This course series will introduce the foundational concepts of osteopathic medicine and develop diagnosis and palpatory skills as part of a longitudinal OPP curriculum. Additionally, these courses will teach the Osteopathic Structural Examination (OSE) of different body regions combined with the introduction of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) technique modalities. The Osteopathic Principles and Practices I course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the principles, philosophies, and practice of osteopathic medicine. This builds a foundation of osteopathic knowledge and prepares the student to provide patients an integrated approach to medical care. This course emphasizes diagnosis and treatment using current anatomic, biomechanical, and physiologic principles and provides a foundation for continued education and development within the field of osteopathic medicine. The course is comprised of both didactic and laboratory components.