Jun 03, 2023  
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MED 615 - Senses

4 credit hours

This course integrates the basic and clinical sciences associated with the “senses” hearing, vision and smell/taste and the related organ systems. A major emphasis is placed on using these clinical presentations to discover the relationships of pathology, embryology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, genetics and pharmacology to these specific body structures and functions.

The clinical presentations incorporated into this course include hearing loss, ear pain, tinnitus, vision loss, diplopia, eye redness, strabismus and smell/taste dysfunction. Coordinated self-directed learning by use of reading assignments, small group exercises and large group activities allows students to examine relevant basic science concepts from a clinical viewpoint. Other large group sessions, as well as material presented in simultaneous courses (e.g., Medical Skills, Osteopathic Principles & Practice) augment these self-directed learning exercises by providing a broader picture in which to incorporate new knowledge and opportunities to clarify difficult-to-understand topics. Additionally, related topics of evidence-based medicine, complimentary & alternative medicine, self-care, wellness and preventative medicine, cultural diversity, health-care policy & systems, and spirituality are incorporated throughout the course as applicable.