Curriculum: First Year

Year 1 Course Structure

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM PCL-Case Study Lecture-Basic Sciences PCL-Case Study Lecture-Basic Sciences Lecture-Basic Sciences
Lecture-Basic Sciences Anatomy/Histology Lab Lecture-Basic Sciences Anatomy/Histology Lab PCL-Case Study
PM Lecture-Clinical Sciences Individual Study & Research Lecture-Clinical Sciences Individual Study & Research Lecture-Clinical Sciences

Major Themes of Year 1

Students: Please check your Blackboard account

Faculty/Staff: Please check in Blackboard under the Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Subcommittee

Basic Sciences - Functional biology of Cell & Tissues

  • Genes and Chromosomes
  • Proteins
  • Metabolism; Replicative Behavior of Cells
  • Intercellular and Intracellular Communication
  • Architecture of Cells and Tissues
  • Early Development

Basic Sciences – Biology of Organ Systems

  • Cardiovascular Biology
  • Air Conduction and Respiration
  • Immune System
  • Musculoskeletal System

Clinical Sciences – Physical Examination and Human Life Cycle

  • Vital Signs
  • Basic Examination of Musculoskeletal, Lymphatics, Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Pediatric Human Development and Pediatric Exam

Basic Sciences – Biology of Organ Systems

  • GI Tract
  • Liver and Biliary System
  • Exocrine Pancreas
  • Renal and Urinary System
  • Reproduction
  • Endocrine

Clinical Sciences – Physical Examination and Human Life Cycle

  • Normal Adult Development
  • Sexuality
  • Challenging Patient Interviews
  • Basic Examination of the Abdomen
  • Male and Female Genitourinary Systems
 

Basic Sciences – Biology of the Nervous System

  • Central Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nervous System (revisited)
  • Special Sensory Structures

Clinical Sciences – Physical Examination and Human Life Cycle

  • Normal Human Development
  • Aging, and Death and Dying
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Basic Examination of the HEENT and Neurological Systems

Students spend one evening per week for 5 weeks participating the IPHC experience through case-based and group discussions of objectives related to the health care team. Students from multiple professions are involved including medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, communication sciences disorders, nutrition, counseling psychology and dietetics.