DAOM COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Title: Professional Development 1
Course Code: DC 210
Course Units/Hours 0.6 units / 6 hours
Quarter: Spring 2019 (1st quarter)
Course Schedule: 9am to 4pm
Cohorts: C18
Location: Emperor’s College
Room: E/F
Revision 3/29/2019

SCHEDULES

Lecture 1- Wed (AM) 3/29/19: Introductions and Medical Presentations

Instructor: Jacques MoraMarco, DAOM, OMD, LAc

Faculty Contact: jacques@emperors.edu 

Lecture Description:  

This course covers the further development of the critical thinking process.  Communication skills will be emphasized to include the world outside of AOM. The goal will be to bridge the gap and assist practitioners to communicate within their community, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.  This will incorporate office management strategies.

Adopting the procedures makes the practitioner a better clinician, as it provides an objective, systematized approach to justifying treatment, a means of monitoring progress and a metric for determining maximum therapeutic benefit, which may then indicate the need for referral to another practitioner with specialized skills.  The standard given in this class will be required for all course products throughout the program.

Lecture Objectives:

This information will enhanced by the use of case presentations and clinical pearls.  Discussion of red flags, electronic records vs traditional paper charts, and malpractice issues.

Schedule:

  • 9 to 10:15: Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:15 to 10:30: MORNING BREAK
  • 10:30 to 12: Dr. MoraMarco: Medical Presentations Introduction
  • 12 to 1: LUNCH BREAK – Lunch will be provided

Methods of Presentation:

  • Lecture
  • Class discussion

Pre-Lecture Readings and/or Assignment: 

  • Reading Assignments for pre-course review class folder (Google Drive).
Lecture 1- Wed (AM) 3/29/19: Critical Thinking and Medical Necessity

Instructor: Jacqueline Adler, MD

Faculty Contact: jdadlermd.emperors@gmail.com 

Lecture Description:

This course covers the further development of the critical thinking process.  Communication skills will be emphasized to include the world outside of AOM. The goal will be to bridge the gap and assist practitioners to communicate within their community, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.  This will incorporate office management strategies.

Adopting the procedures makes the practitioner a better clinician, as it provides an objective, systematized approach to justifying treatment, a means of monitoring progress and a metric for determining the maximum therapeutic benefit, which may then indicate the need for referral to another practitioner with specialized skills.  The standard given in this class will be required for all course products throughout the program.

Lecture Objectives:

This information will be enhanced by the use of case presentations and clinical pearls.  Discussion of red flags, electronic records vs traditional paper charts, and malpractice issues.

Schedule:

  • 1 to 2:15: Dr. Adler: “Critical Thinking and Medical Necessity”
  • 2:15 to 2:30: AFTERNOON BREAK
  • 2:30 to 4: Dr. Adler: “Critical Thinking and Medical Necessity”

Pre-Lecture Assignment: 

  • Reading Assignments for pre-course review class folder (Google Drive)
    • Birch S, Alraek T, Norheim A. Acupuncture Adverse Events in China: A Glimpse of Historical and Contextual Aspects. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2013;19(10):845-850. doi:10.1089/acm.2012.0639 https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2012.0639
    • Puentedura E, March J, Anders J et al. Safety of cervical spine manipulation: are adverse events preventable and are manipulations being performed appropriately? A review of 134 case reports. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2012;20(2):66-74. doi:10.1179/2042618611y.0000000022 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23633885

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students must meet the following Prerequisites and Corequisites:

  • Matriculation into the program.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

Course Description

This course covers the further development of the critical thinking process.  Communication skills will be emphasized to include the world outside of AOM. The goal will be to bridge the gap and assist practitioners to communicate within their community, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.  This will incorporate office management strategies.

Adopting the procedures makes the practitioner a better clinician, as it provides an objective, systematized approach to justifying treatment, a means of monitoring progress and a metric for determining maximum therapeutic benefit, which may then indicate the need for referral to another practitioner with specialized skills.  The standard given in this class will be required for all course products throughout the program.

Course Content

This information will enhanced by the use of case presentations and clinical pearls.  Discussion of red flags, electronic records vs traditional paper charts, and malpractice issues.

Course Objectives

The educational objectives of this course are for doctoral students to reinforce the following competencies (2016 Revision):

  • APPLY the knowledge and skills of the fundamentals and mechanisms of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)

  • APPLY the knowledge and skills related to biomedical assessment

  • DEVELOP multiple modalities

  • EDUCATE others in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)

  • COMBINE and SYNTHESIZE concepts and ideas for professional growth

  • ANALYZE and EMPLOY research findings for clinical use

THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Course Requirements

Students must be on time and not leave before the end of class meeting time. Students are responsible for all material presented in class as well as the reading assignments.

  • Class attendance and participation
  • Submission of course product on time
Methods of Presentation
  • Reading assignments
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Classroom lectures
  • Group discussion
Readings and Texts

Required Readings

  • Individual faculty assigned readings found in lecture outlines
Recorded Lectures and Videos

Required Viewings

  • Coming soon

Recommended Viewings

  • Coming soon
Required Materials and Attire

Equipment Requirements

    • Computer, laptop, or tablet with internet connection
    • Student ID with barcodesIndividual faculty materials found in lecture outlines

Software Requirements

Provided Materials

Individual faculty materials found in lecture outlines

HOW LEARNING WILL BE ASSESSED

Method of Evaluation
  • Class attendance and participation
Grading System
  • A course product will be used to evaluate the learning progress of this course.  The quality of course product will be determined by the guidelines given by the course faculty and letter grades (A, B, C, or F) will be assigned to students.  An entire letter grade will be deducted if the final course product is turned in later than the deadline.100-90% A, 89-80% B, 79-70% C, 69% and below F
Course Products
  • Complete any course assignments and quizzes administered by individual faculty.

TECHNICAL, CLASSROOM, AND COLLEGE POLICY INFORMATION

Attendance Policy

Professionalism and Full and Prompt Attendance:  To pass any course (separate from academic performance) all students must meet requirements for professionalism in coursework.

Students may be absent up to 8 days (no more than 4 consecutive days) per year (12-month period from start date).  Students are required to inform the DAOM Office of forthcoming absences prior to the occurrence. If a student exceeds 16 days of absence in the program, the student will be automatically withdrawn. The decision is final and cannot be appealed.

In addition, all clinical course products and clinical training hours must be completed to pass the clinical courses.  If a student accumulates more than four (4) consecutive absences due to an extenuating circumstance such as an illness or emergency, he or she must submit an appeal with supporting documentation of the circumstance to the Doctoral Committee for review.  Upon approval, the student will be considered to be meeting SAP.

Students are required to attend the proposal and final capstone presentations. If a student misses the proposal or the final capstone presentation, he or she will receive a “Fail” for the course and will be required to complete the presentation at the next scheduled date.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

Tardiness Policy

A student is tardy if they arrive more than 30 minutes late to class.  Three (3) tardy per quarter equals 1 absence. If a student misses more than half of a class, or leaves early, will count as an absence.

A student enrolled in a course is responsible for all course assignments or requirements that are due regardless of whether the student is present or absent from the scheduled course.  Students are responsible for being aware of their own attendance for each course in which they are enrolled in order not to exceed the maximum absences allowed.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

Academic and Professional Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times. Professionalism includes adhering to all policies and regulations. The college reserves the right to amend any portions to the handbook. Students are expected to read and adhere to the new policies with each revision.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

General Regulations
  • Emperor’s College uses the “Honor System”. The college trusts each student to be honest, observe a high level of integrity and not resort to cheating, plagiarism or any such conduct. It is the obligation of any party with knowledge of such conduct to come forward with a verbal and/or written report to the Academic Dean’s office.
  • Punctuality is very important. Please arrive on time for all courses. Late arrivals disturb the instructor and fellow students.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or placed on silent mode during courses. Do not disrupt the course by entering or exiting to answer your phone. Please wait until there is a break to return calls.
  • All PDA, cell phones and wireless headsets must be placed in a purse or bookbag during examinations.
  • Texting during class is prohibited.
  • Food is never permitted in the intern room or dispensary.
  • Cooking is not permitted.
  • Food and beverages are never permitted in clinic treatment rooms.
  • Food is not permitted in classrooms. Exceptions may be made only with the instructor’s permission.
  • Pets are not permitted on campus or building premises with the exception of medically necessary dogs or assistance animals. Documents must be provided to the college before assistance animals can be brought on campus.
  • Children are not permitted in the class or in clinic shifts.
  • Smoking is not permitted within the building premises or within 20 feet of any entrance to the building.
Copyright and Plagiarism Policy

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the copyright and plagiarism policies set forth by the institution.  Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ to review the policies in the current student handbook.

Reasonable Accommodations

Emperor’s College will provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, including learning disabilities and those with health impairments. Students are encouraged to meet with the Academic Dean to discuss these issues as early as possible. Suitable adjustments and accommodations will be worked out on a case-by-case basis. The student is required to submit up-to-date documentation of disabilities when the disability is an issue.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lecture and Room Schedule

Click here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gBmnnrI-t8fR0QKttRuzhRXjeQ68wKlQ4K-FoO433ds/edit?usp=sharing) to view the lecture and room schedule can be viewed on Google Drive.

Library Resources

Online databases are available at http://search.ebscohost.com/.  To access the database, please email the librarian for access.

Article Request form https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/library-article-request/

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/ for more information.