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2019-2020 ATSU University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RENE 5008 - Renal and Gastrointestinal


12.5 credit hours

The Renal and Gastrointestinal course integrates the basic and clinical sciences associated with common renal and gastrointestinal conditions. A major emphasis is placed on renal anatomy and physiology as they relate to the structure and function of the renal system in the first segment of the course. A major emphasis is placed on gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology as they relate to the structure and function of the gastrointestinal system in the the second segment of the course. The course also covers the relationships of embryology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, genetics, pathology, and pharmacology as they relate to the renal and gastrointestinal systems health and disease. An understanding of these basic sciences will be used to learn a clinical approach to common renal and gastrointestinal conditions. Guided learning through reading assignments, small group exercises, and large group activities allow students to examine relevant basic science concepts of the renal and gastrointestinal systems from a clinical viewpoint. Material presented in Medical Skills and Osteopathic Principles and Practice augment this learning with physical diagnosis and osteopathic manipulative treatment skill development.