WM210 CNT and Safety Codes

Prerequisite: None

Students will learn proper usage of medical center equipment, clean needle technique, OSHA requirements, health & safety issues for interns and patients, and procedures regarding hepatitis and HIV. At the end of the course, students will be able to describe steps to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens and demonstrate familiarity with Clean Needle protocols.

WM100 Public Health

Prerequisite: None

In this course, students become familiar with basic principles of public health. Topics include: public and community health, disease prevention, public health education, treatment of chemical dependency, communicable disease, public alerts and epidemiology.

WM110 Western Medical Terminology

Prerequisite: None

This course is a fundamental class on English language medical terminology. The course will introduce word building system using a programmed learning format, including Latin and Greek prefixes, suffixes, and word roots from which our English medical terms originate. The class is designed to provide a comprehensive entry level study of medical language for health professionals with little or no previous experience.

WM211 Survey of Clinical Medicine

Prerequisite: WM110

This course provides an overview of the clinical practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, including efficient communication with patients and collaboration with other natural healing professionals. Acupuncturists, herbal medicine experts, and other healthcare professionals are invited to class as guest speakers. Students will engage in interactive learning by taking field trips to various practitioners’ offices and discuss on site to learn about their perspectives of clinical practice of medicine, such as osteopathy, dentistry, psychology, nursing, chiropractic, podiatry, naturopathy, and/or homeopathy.

WM181 Western Pharmacology

Prerequisite: BS211-214

This course is an introduction to Western Pharmacology, focusing on mechanisms of action of common pharmacological categories. Students will be able to understand how various classes of drugs are absorbed, distributed and eliminated by the human body, interaction of the drugs with herbs. Students will also become familiar with generally applied pharmacological assessment, intervention and side-effects for common western diagnoses, such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, and thyroid disorders.

WM224 Physical Exam in Western Medicine

Prerequisite: BS211-214

This course will provide an introduction to Western Medical Diagnostic examinations. Students will learn to collect a complete comprehensive health history, patient/practitioner rapport, communication skills, multicultural sensitivity, vital signs, physical examination of the HEENT (Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat), cardiovascular and peripheral system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, neurological system, neuromuscular system, orthopedic and functional assessment. In addition, students will learn to understand key signs and symptoms requiring referral to other healthcare providers and will learn to demonstrate professionalism in interacting with patients during the Physical Exam setting.

WM225 Laboratory Diagnosis

Prerequisite: BS311-313

The course is designed to teach students the interpretation and integration of hematology, clinical chemistry, and urology within the historical physical examination. In addition, students will learn and review the specifics of universal (standard) precautions. At the end of the course, students will understand over 400 lab tests and their reference ranges and will be able to order lab tests when and as appropriate, interpret the findings, and apply the interpretation of lab results to integrated differential diagnostic procedures. Finally, students will learn to perform basic readings of imaging studies.

WM311-313 Western Internal Medicine Series (1-3)

Prerequisite: BS211-214

In this series, a comprehensive understanding and exploration of western medical diseases will be presented, including basic science, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, etiology, signs and symptoms or clinical impressions, physical examinations, laboratory and radiology studies and so forth. Additional topics include development of working diagnosis, classification of diseases based on World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases, critical thinking regarding clinical diagnosis, treatment protocols and patient management, surgical intervention along with indications and contraindications, and patient education, and diagnosis and treatment between Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and conventional medicine.

Part 1: ambulatory medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, endocrinology, neurology, nephrology and urology.

Part 2: diseases of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, hematology, oncology, rheumatology, immunology and allergic disorders, nutritional disorders.

Part 3: infectious diseases, psychiatry, orthopedics, emergency and sports medicine. A review in laboratory and radiology studies, pharmacology and public health will also be covered.

WM321 CPR / First-Aid

Prerequisite: None

This ten-hour course covers the causes of heart disease, symptoms of stroke and the principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Upon completion of CPR Training, the student will be able to demonstrate resuscitation of an adult in cardiac arrest. Training will be delivered by Instructors who are certified by American Heart Association (AHA) and/or American Red Cross. Students will receive a certified CPR & First Aid card and certificate from American Red Cross or American Heart Association (AHA) upon completion.