Osteopathic Medical Sciences I: Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology, and Pathology is a lecture series for the medical practitioner who seeks to gain a deeper knowledge of the human body.
This lecture series will utilize a "systems approach" to these scientific fields, that is, an osteopathic approach. To truly be able to use an osteopathic or systems approach to treatment, the student must have a strong grasp of the underlying medical information gained through a study in anatomy, physiology, embryology, and pathology.
This series will begin with an in-depth primer on embryology and then will be organized such that first, anatomy of the system being studied will be detailed, then the physiology of that system will be covered and finally pathology of that system will be enumerated.
Several human organ systems such as the aerodigestive, cardiorespiratory, cardiovascular, neurohormonal, musculoskeletal, renal-vascular, reproductive, and genitourinary systems will be covered and correlated to each other, especially through the embryological and pathological views.
By learning how humans and the organ systems that interact to maintain health are laid down, grow together, overlap, function through development to adulthood and breakdown through trauma, insults of life, aging and hence breakdown through pathology, the student of the osteopathic approach will gain insight into the patient that is before them in clinical practice.
This series may be taken in any order, however, not all sections may be repeated in the future.
Instructor: Neal O'Neal, PT, Owner of Pursuit Performance Training