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GMS 525 Introduction to Podiatric Medicine (2 credits)

Introduction to the entire field of Podiatric Medicine with emphasis on history, didactics, and clinical features as it relates to basic operative Podiatric Medicine and the art of doctoring.

GMS 527 Biochemistry I (3 credits)

Introduction to the fundamental aspects of biochemistry. Topics include protein structure, enzyme kinetics, and basics of carbohydrate, lipid, and amino acid metabolism and their interrelationships. Same as BMS 527. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 528 Biochemistry II/Nutrition (3 credits)

This is a continuation of GMS 527. Topics covered include biochemistry of purines and pyrimidines, fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry of hormones, biochemistry of special tissues, nutrition and its relation to disease. Same as BMS 528. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 536 Research Methodology, Epidemiology and Statistics (3 credits)

Introduction to experimental design, biostatistical methods, and theoretical and statistical analysis of data. Epidemiological concepts will include population dynamics, trends in diseases and disorders, rates, screening, and public health programs. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 547 Neuroanatomy w/lab (3 credits)

Presentation of the morphologic and physiologic aspects of the nervous system. Clinical correlations are incorporated to emphasize the important anatomic structures and pathways. Lecture and lab. Same as BMS 547. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 549 Medical Psychiatry (1 credit)

This course will focus on the signs, symptoms, and therapies of the major mental disorders, emphasizing those most commonly seen and managed in primary care medical practice. Thus, anxiety disorders, depression, alcohol and drug abuse, and the organic brain syndromes will be considered in detail.

GMS 550 Histology and Cell Biology w/lab (5 credits)

Presentation of the normal microscopic structure of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of the morphology with the biochemical and physiologic process of the body. Lecture and Laboratory. Same as BMS 550. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 525 Introduction to Podiatric Medicine (2 credits)

Introduction to the entire field of Podiatric Medicine with emphasis on history, didactics, and clinical features as it relates to basic operative Podiatric Medicine and the art of doctoring.

GMS 527 Biochemistry I (3 credits)

Introduction to the fundamental aspects of biochemistry. Topics include protein structure, enzyme kinetics, and basics of carbohydrate, lipid, and amino acid metabolism and their interrelationships. Same as BMS 527. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 528 Biochemistry II/Nutrition (3 credits)

This is a continuation of GMS 527. Topics covered include biochemistry of purines and pyrimidines, fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry of hormones, biochemistry of special tissues, nutrition and its relation to disease. Same as BMS 528. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 536 Research Methodology, Epidemiology and Statistics (3 credits)

Introduction to experimental design, biostatistical methods, and theoretical and statistical analysis of data. Epidemiological concepts will include population dynamics, trends in diseases and disorders, rates, screening, and public health programs. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 547 Neuroanatomy w/lab (3 credits)

Presentation of the morphologic and physiologic aspects of the nervous system. Clinical correlations are incorporated to emphasize the important anatomic structures and pathways. Lecture and lab. Same as BMS 547. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 549 Medical Psychiatry (1 credit)

This course will focus on the signs, symptoms, and therapies of the major mental disorders, emphasizing those most commonly seen and managed in primary care medical practice. Thus, anxiety disorders, depression, alcohol and drug abuse, and the organic brain syndromes will be considered in detail.

GMS 550 Histology and Cell Biology w/lab (5 credits)

Presentation of the normal microscopic structure of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of the morphology with the biochemical and physiologic process of the body. Lecture and Laboratory. Same as BMS 550. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 553 Biomedical Ethics (1 credit)

An introduction to bioethics relevant to podiatric medical practice: valid consent, confidentiality and privacy, issues in death and dying, and the podiatric code of ethics. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 557, 625 Conceptual Lower Extremity Anatomy, Applied Lower Extremity Anatomy w/lab (4,3 credits)

Provides a thorough knowledge of the anatomical structures of the lower limb, using standard anatomical terminology. Information of clinical interest included where relevant. Prerequisite: GMS 590 for GMS 625; GMS 625 for GMS 557.

GMS 590 Gross Anatomy w/lab (6 credits)

Study designed to expose the student to the macroscopic aspects of human morphology. Complete dissection of a cadaver will be correlated with surface anatomy, radiology and other clinical information. Lecture and lab. Same as BMS 590. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 595A, 595B Physiology I, Physiology II w/lab (4,2 credits)

Comprehensive study of systems physiology including musculoskeletal system, neuronal, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestion, excretion, and fluid/ electrolyte balance. Lecture and lab. Prerequisites for GMS 595A: GMS 550 and GMS 527. Prerequisite or Corequisite for GMS 595B: GMS 547 and 528. GMS 595A is a prerequisite for GMS 595B. Same as BMS 595. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 600, 601 Pathology I w/lab, Pathology II (4,2 credits)

Fundamental principles of disease processes such as tissue injury and repair, inflammation, the immune response, and neoplasia, as well as mechanisms of hemodynamic and metabolic derangement; illustrated in laboratory by means of clinical material and case studies. Lecture and lab. Prerequisite: GMS 550 for GMS 600; and GMS 600 for GMS 601. Same as BMS 600, 601. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 605A, 605B Physical Diagnosis (2,2 credits)

Introduction to and development of techniques in the common and basic components of physical and laboratory examinations, techniques of interviewing and history taking, and the care of the patient in all fields of medicine. Lecture and lab. (Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Program)

GMS 610 Clinical Neurology (2 credits)

Emphasis on clinical presentation of disorders commonly involving the nervous system with particular emphasis on neuromuscular disorders and peripheral neuropathies. Problems of the nervous system such as muscular dystrophies, tumors, strokes, trauma, and seizures are described. Prerequisite: 547. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 620 Pharmacology (3 credits)

Course encompasses basic pharmacological principles and classes of drugs. Same as BMS 620. Prerequisites: GMS 527, 528, and 595. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 621 Clinical Pharmacology (53)

This course is devoted to the study of the commonly prescribed pharmaceutical preparations in the hospital and office medical practice. Hospital orders, prescription writing, as well as the indications, contraindications, adverse reactions and the significant pharmacology of all relevant classes of drugs in general medicine will be discussed. Emphasis is placed not upon the principles of pharmacology but rather on the actual clinical use and adverse reactions associated with all drugs in the typical hospital formulary.

GMS 623, 624 Medical Microbiology I, Medical Microbiology II w/lab (2,5)

Comprehensive study of medical immunology, medical bacteriology, medical mycology, medical virology and medical parasitology. The courses survey the interaction between the human host and the pathogens, characteristics of pathogens, epidemiology, pathogenesis of disease, and treatment. Anti-infective agents will also be discussed, including modes of action, spectra of activity, and specific mechanisms of resistance. GMS 624 has lecture and laboratory/case presentation meetings. Prerequisites for GMS 623: GMS 527, 528, 550, 590. Prerequisites for GMS 624: GMS 623. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 627 Functional Orthopedics (3 credits)

Introduction to the study of the functional anatomy of the lower extremities. Physical and mechanical principles as applied to the development and functions of the lower extremities studied in depth. In-depth study of functional anatomy and ontogenesis of the leg and foot. Concepts of lower extremity normalcy and compensation for structural defects. Prerequisite: GMS 625.

GMS 632 Podiatric Medicine I (2 credits)

This course provides the foundation for basic podiatric medicine from a clinical standpoint. Common podiatric pathology will be discussed along with current therapy regimes. Prerequisite-Corequisites: GMS 600, 623, 610, 557, 625, and 620.

GMS 634 Podiatric Medicine II (2 credits)

The pathophysiology as well as diagnosis and treatment of nail disorders (onychopathy) will be discussed. Evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatologic disorders as it applies to the lower extremity will be discussed. Lecture and lab. Prerequisite: GMS 632.

GMS 634L Podiatric Medicine II Lab (1 credit)

This course prepares students for the technical skills associated with medical and surgical podiatric care. The course is presented in a workshop format with a short lecture followed by practical demonstration and individual practice sessions to learn the particular skill. Sample technical skills include, but are not limited to, handling and use of instrumentation, injections, venipuncture, starting intravenous lines, suturing and hand ties, casting, and bandaging. Additionally, podiatric palliative practices such as the nail procedures, removal of corns, calluses, padding and strapping are emphasized.

GMS 640 Surgical Principles (2 credits)

Introduces the student to the evaluation and management of selected surgical conditions likely to be encountered in primary care. Emphasis is placed on the integration of anatomy and physiology, history and physical skills, pathophysiology and diagnostic studies. Pre- and post-operative patient management, including appropriate referral practices, are included. Prerequisite: GMS 590. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 644 Dermatology (2 credits)

Introduction to general dermatoses especially those affecting feet and lower extremities. Prerequisite: GMS 550.

GMS 649 General Radiology (3 credits)

Radiation physics, image production, and safety are covered. Evaluation of radiographic changes as they relate to systemic and local pathology. Prerequisite: GMS 590. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 650, 750 Internal Medicine I, Internal Medicine II (2,2 credits)

Presentation of basic principles of medicine. Prerequisites: GMS 590, 595, 600, 605, and 620.

GMS 652 Peripheral Vascular Disease (2 credits)

The pathophysiology as well as diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease will be discussed. Prerequisite: GMS 632.

GMS 665, 765 Independent Study (1-3 credits)

Opportunity for extensive study in areas of special interest to the student. Prerequisite: permission of the Dean or Associate Academic Dean.

GMS 675, 775 Research (credit not to exceed 12 s.h.)

Research under guidance of faculty advisor.

GMS 700 Physical Medicine (1 credit)

The various modalities of Physical Medicine will be presented with special emphasis on lower extremity palliative and therapeutic care.

GMS 703 Anesthesiology (1 credit)

The types, techniques, methods, and complications of regional, local, and general anesthesia will be explored. The student will be introduced to related patient problems in the perioperative period as well as preoperative considerations for surgery. Prerequisite: GMS 620.

GMS 705 Emergency & Traumatology I (2 credits)

General concepts of non-cardiac emergency and traumatology from a systems perspective. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 706 Emergency & Traumatology II (3 credits)

Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support mechanisms as defined by the American Heart Association will be presented. Prerequisite: GMS 705.

GMS 707 Emergency & Traumatology III (2 credits)

Lower extremity traumatology will be discussed. Basic principles of wound healing, prevention and management of infection, and specific applications for forefoot trauma are stressed. Prerequisite: GMS 706.

GMS 708 O.R. Protocol (1 credit)

An introduction to the basic principles of operating room technique. Surgical instrumentation, methods of sterilization, principles of sterile technique, and charting and documentation will be emphasized.

GMS 711 Podiatric Radiology (2 credits)

Class instruction in diagnostic findings in the foot. Pathophysiology will be discussed to support the radiographic changes seen in the foot as it relates to certain disease entities. Prerequisite: GMS 649.

GMS 711L Radiology Lab (1 credit)

Provides students with practical opportunities to apply knowledge and understanding acquired in General Radiology and Podiatric Radiology courses to the actual reading of the films or images. Each class section is divided into small groups which work at stations with a radiological view box. Emphasis is on the hands-on reading of chest films, foot and ankle x-rays, bone scans, MRI, and CT scans. Additionally, students review and practice photochemistry of developing plain films and x-ray positioning techniques. Prerequisites: GMS 649, 711.

GMS 712 Clinical Orientation and Skills Workshop (1 credit)

Prepares students for diverse aspects of clinical care, patient interactions, hospital, and/or clinic protocols. Infectious disease, sterile technique, universal precautions, biomedical hazards, immunization policy, instrumentation, and School rules and clinical regulations will be discussed. Demonstrations and workshops in practical skills may be presented. Prerequisite: GMS 634L.

GMS 713 Podiatric Surgery I (4 credits)

Fundamental concepts of forefoot and soft tissue surgery of the foot and ankle are presented. Prerequisite: GMS 640.

GMS 714 Podiatric Surgery II (4 credits)

Fundamental concepts of rearfoot and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle are presented. Prerequisite: GMS 713.

GMS 715, 716 Podiatric Medicine III, Podiatric Medicine IV (2,2 credits)

Disorders, both systemic and localized, are presented according to the body system involved; i.e., musculoskeletal, dermatologic, vascular, and neurologic. Lower extremity manifestations of systemic disease, differential diagnoses, and conservative management are emphasized. Prerequisite: GMS 634 for GMS 715; GMS 715 for GMS 716.

GMS 717 Biomechanics of Foot Function (2 credits)

Advanced studies in foot function with emphasis on biomechanical comprehension and orthotic correction of foot/lower extremity deformity. Prerequisite: GMS 627.

GMS 717L Biomechanics Clinical Practicum Laboratory (1 credit)

Laboratory applications of biomechanical theory and practice as presented in GMS 717. Emphasis on examination and clinical problem solving. Prerequisite: GMS 717.

GMS 718, 719, 720 Podiatric Clinical Clerkship I, II, III (4,7,7 credits)

Students will rotate through the Barry University Foot and Ankle Centers as well as affiliated hospitals. Students will participate in podiatric, medical, and surgical services, including emergency room, operating room, radiology, vascular laboratory, physical therapy, wound healing, and other hospital-based services. Students will be evaluated in terms of knowledge, attitude, skills, and motivation and will be required to maintain a patient log. Students will also be expected to successfully complete the junior class clinical exit examination prior to beginning senior level clinical rotations. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses of the first and second years and GMS 712 prior to entering clinical rotations or externships.

GMS 722 Cadaver Surgery Laboratory (1 credit)

This course offers the student “hands-on” learning experiences in an array of basic surgical procedures. The course complements and reinforces the surgical principals learned in the Podiatric Surgery I and II courses, giving the student practical experience in the performance of many common podiatric procedures and techniques. Indications and contraindications for specific surgical procedures and standards of care are also reviewed. Prerequisites/corequisites: GMS 713, 714.

GMS 738 Podopediatrics (3 credits)

General survey of growth and development of children with emphasis on the lower extremities: concentrating upon history and physical examination, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of podiatric disorders. Prerequisites: GMS 627 and 717.

GMS 802 Podiatric Medical Seminar (1 credit)

By utilizing clinical case presentations, students will review and apply principles of Podiatric Medicine presented during the first three years of training.

GMS 806 Library Research Paper (1 credit)

This paper is required for senior students and serves to develop skills in literature review and presentation. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

GMS 809 Podiatric Senior Clinical Rotations (7 credits)

Students will rotate in afternoon clinic sessions through the Barry University Foot Care Centers and affiliated institutions. Students will be responsible for case presentation s and case management involving general medical as well as podiatric disorders.

GMS 813 Risk Management (1 credit)

This course addresses both the medical and legal aspects of Podiatric Medicine. Appropriate charting, record-keeping, documentation of patient progress, and complications are discussed. Patient/physician relationships are reinforced with malpractice principles, ethics, and medical jurisprudence.

GMS 815 Orthopedic Seminar (1 credit)

Via clinical presentations, students will review and apply principles of orthopedics and biomechanics presented during the first three years of training.

GMS 819 Communication Skills (1 credit)

This course emphasizes communication skills necessary for physicians to interrelate with their patients on an understanding and empathetic level. An additional goal is to improve interaction with community members and other physicians.

GMS 820, 821 Hospital Rotations (4,4 credits)

Fourth year students will rotate through podiatric, medical, and surgical services in the Barry University affiliated hospitals and clinics as a continuum of GMS 719 and 720. Prerequisites: successful completion of GMS 712, 719, and 720 as well as successful completion of the junior class clinical exit examination.

GMS 823 Surgical Seminar (1 credit)

Students will review and apply basic and advanced principles of podiatric surgery via clinical case presentations.

GMS 825 Practice Management (3 credits)

This course will examine the administrative details of running a private practice. Preparing a banker’s loan proposal, floor planning, ordering of office inventory/supplies, hiring of personnel, payroll, billing and collections, insurance, financial planning, advertising, and competition in the healthcare marketplace will be discussed.

GMS 826 Sports Medicine (2 credits)

Comprehensive review of common sports injuries with discussion of mechanisms, prognosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: GMS 717.

GMS 831 Community and Minority Medicine (1 credit)

Review of the public health issues in the community as well as those specific medical problems affecting particular minority groups.

GMS 832, 833, 834, 835, 836 Podiatric Clerkship Programs I, II, III, IV, V (4,4,4,4,4 credits)

Students will be required to attend a total of 5 onemonth outside clinical rotations at approved hospitalbased or private office externship programs throughout the United States. The purpose of this additional training is to present geographical differences in medicine, epidemiology, and the practice of podiatric medicine throughout the United States, as well as provide the students with increased exposure to podiatric postgraduate training programs.

GMS 865 Advanced Independent Study (1-3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to develop within the student an appreciation for research as well as its importance in medical education. Hypothesis development, scientific method in data collection, methods of double blind study, and data analysis are presented.

GMS 875 Advanced Research (1-12 credits)

Students will conduct research based upon a format/ hypothesis developed in GMS 665 or 865. The ultimate goal of this course is publication-quality literature under the supervision of a faculty member. (Podiatric Medicine Students)

CMP1 Basic Medical Sciences Competency Examination (0 credits)

Comprehensive examination including macroscopic and microscopic anatomy (gross anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy), lower extremity anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, medical microbiology and immunology, pharmacology and pathology.

CMP2 Clinical Skills and Knowledge Competency Examination (0 credits)

Comprehensive practical examination of clinical skills and knowledge including, but not limited to, biomechanics, radiology, suturing, injections, venipuncture, and development of treatment plans based on oral case questions.

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