DAOM COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Title: Medical Presentation
Course Code: Clinical Training
Course Units/Hours: 12 Clinical Hours per quarter.
100 Clinical Hours minimum over the course of the program.
Hours more than minimum accepted for fulfillment of degree requirements.
Quarter: Winter 2019
Course Schedule: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm; on scheduled Thursday or Friday evenings
Cohorts: All
Location: Emperor’s College
Room Room E/F
Revision: 1/23/2019

SCHEDULES

THURSDAY

  1. Please view the schedule in the Cardiology Folder of Google Drive.  To access the folder please do the following:
    • Log into Google Drive
    • Go to SHARED WITH ME
    • Search for 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation)
    • Right click on the folder and select ADD TO MY DRIVE
    • In the 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation) folder, open 1_Schedules (Didactic and Clinical)
    • Click on Winter 2019 – DAOM Medical Presentation Order
  1. Please view the schedule in the Cardiology Folder of Google Drive.  To access the folder please do the following:
    • Log into Google Drive
    • Go to SHARED WITH ME
    • Search for 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation)
    • Right click on the folder and select ADD TO MY DRIVE
    • In the 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation) folder, open 1_Schedules (Didactic and Clinical)
    • Click on Winter 2019 – DAOM Medical Presentation Order
  1. Please view the schedule in the Cardiology Folder of Google Drive.  To access the folder please do the following:
    • Log into Google Drive
    • Go to SHARED WITH ME
    • Search for 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation)
    • Right click on the folder and select ADD TO MY DRIVE
    • In the 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation) folder, open 1_Schedules (Didactic and Clinical)
    • Click on Winter 2019 – DAOM Medical Presentation Order

FRIDAY

  1. Please view the schedule in the Cardiology Folder of Google Drive.  To access the folder please do the following:
    • Log into Google Drive
    • Go to SHARED WITH ME
    • Search for 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation)
    • Right click on the folder and select ADD TO MY DRIVE
    • In the 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation) folder, open 1_Schedules (Didactic and Clinical)
    • Click on Winter 2019 – DAOM Medical Presentation Order
  1. Please view the schedule in the Cardiology Folder of Google Drive.  To access the folder please do the following:
    • Log into Google Drive
    • Go to SHARED WITH ME
    • Search for 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation)
    • Right click on the folder and select ADD TO MY DRIVE
    • In the 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation) folder, open 1_Schedules (Didactic and Clinical)
    • Click on Winter 2019 – DAOM Medical Presentation Order
  1. Please view the schedule in the Cardiology Folder of Google Drive.  To access the folder please do the following:
    • Log into Google Drive
    • Go to SHARED WITH ME
    • Search for 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation)
    • Right click on the folder and select ADD TO MY DRIVE
    • In the 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation) folder, open 1_Schedules (Didactic and Clinical)
    • Click on Winter 2019 – DAOM Medical Presentation Order

Introduce (Presentation 1)
All presenters must present their case report or literature review at least once per quarter at the class meeting indicated.

Review (Presentation 2)
Presenters that are instructed to REPEAT will revise their presentation and re-present their presentation during month 3 as indicated.

Presenters that are marked PASS after the first presentation may follow these 3 options for presenting again for practice:

  • Opt out of Presentation 2.
  • Repeat Presentation 1 for practice.
  • Present a new presentation following the topic of the quarter.

Failure to Present
Fellows who fail to present a presentation at either Presentation 1 or 2, will be required to submit and present an additional presentation at the next meeting for a total of two (2) presentations as remediation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Faculty

Faculty:

Faculty Bio:

  • William M. Thornton, DC, ND
    DC,  Southern California University of Health Sciences
    ND, National College of Natural Medicine

    Dr. Thornton’s medical career spans 35 years, beginning as a 1979 Doctor of Chiropractic graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA. He joined Emperor’s Western medicine faculty in 2001, taking a sabbatical in 2009 to attend National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon, receiving his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in 2012. Dr. Thornton’s previous career was as a radio announcer and television director.  He hosted an internationally syndicated radio show, the Natural Health Report, for several years educating the public on the benefits of natural medicine.
    Western Medicine

  • Jacques MoraMarco, DAOM, OMD, LAc
    DAOM, Emperor’s College
    OMD, California Acupuncture College, Los Angeles
    BS, Biology, Loyola University, Los Angeles
    Among the first licensed acupuncturists in the United States in 1977, Dr. Jacques MoraMarco, OMD, has over 40 years of experience in clinical medicine, academia and college administration. Prior to completing his doctorate in Oriental medicine at California Acupuncture College, he studied at the Institute of Oriental Medicine Studies in Los Angeles and completed postgraduate work at Ecole Europeene d’Acupuncture in Paris where he received extensive training in Nogier-style French auricular system. Much of his clinical career from the 1980s to 1990s specialized in the treatment of AIDS patients, during which time he also held faculty and administrative positions at several Oriental medicine institutions. He is the author of two books, The Complete Ginseng Handbook and The Way of Walking, and a co-founder of the International Sun Tai Chi Association.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students must meet the following Prerequisites and Corequisites:

Required Documents

Authorization to Release Information

Clinical education and training activities of EC faculty and fellows are fundamental to the EC mission.  However, it is important that we use and disclose protected health information (PHI) for these activities in a HIPAA compliant manner.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule allows us to use and disclose PHI with a patient’s written authorization for purposes related to n any research, case studies, articles, industry conferences/lectures, posters, fliers, or any other material or media.  

AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE INFORMATION form.  Please have your patients sign this form and keep it for your records.  Please be prepared to show this form upon request of the DAOM Office.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

Course Description

The DAOM Medical Presentation element entails 100 hours of advanced clinical experience with minimal supervision.  Personalized clinical advancement is based on prior experience, current clinical practice and educational goals.

Course Content

The students bring cases of AOM healthcare services given in a clinic setting to practice presentation skills with biomedical terminology.  The presentation length is limited to 5 minutes with content and language targeted for an audience of healthcare providers with backgrounds other than Oriental Medicine.  The students should be prepared to answer questions and defend their clinical decisions in each case. In the presentation, the students are encouraged to support their clinical decisions with published literature.  The goal of Medical Presentations is to develop professional public speaking skills suitable for presentations to biomedical and general public audiences.

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

Fellows are automatically assigned to a monthly medical presentation day.  Fellows are required to attend at least one (1) class per month for the duration of the program, 12 hours per quarter, totaling a minimum of 100 clinical hours.

  • Attending all scheduled classes.
  • Submitting the course product via Google Slides (https://www.google.com/slides/about/) and Drive Part 1 by 11:59 pm on the Monday prior to the 1st meeting weekend, make updates and revisions to Part 2 prior to the 2nd meeting weekend, and make updates and revisions to Part 3 prior to the 3rd meeting weekend.
  • If you are having trouble uploading your presentation, please email it to ectomdaom@gmail.com for assistance.

Additional classes beyond the required minimum are applied towards the graduation requirement.  Made by special request to the Faculty and the DAOM Office.

Methods of Presentation
  • Medical Presentation
  • Group discussion
Readings and Texts

Required Readings

Recommended Readings

Recorded Lectures and Videos

Required Viewings

  • Coming Soon

Recommended Viewings

Required Materials and Attire

Equipment Requirements

  • Computer, laptop, or tablet with internet connection
  • Student ID with barcodes

Software Requirements

Provided Materials

 

  • Computer with overhead projector connection.

HOW LEARNING WILL BE ASSESSED

Method of Evaluation
Grading System
  • Pass (P) – Attendance of registered hours and satisfactory progress of clinical course products
  • Fail (F) – Absence of any part of registered hours.
Course Products

In the interest of the DAOM fellows’ study and improving the quality of the healthcare communication, a series of medical presentations will be submitted to the DAOM Medical Presentation faculty every quarter over the course of the program.  Fellows may present either a case report/series or a literature review related to the specialty topic of the quarter. The goals of these presentations are to emphasize medical necessity, foster consultation and collaboration with other healthcare providers, and to encourage DAOM fellow’s to publish their findings in a peer-reviewed journal.

During the DAOM meeting weekends, the fellows will present the cases to discuss in a group format during the scheduled Medical Presentations.  Make up sessions are held during the non-meeting weekends, by appointment with the faculty.

One complete Medical Presentation

  • Presentation 1 – Introduce Case Report or Literature Review:
    • During the first meeting you will present a complete medical case report in Google Slides (https://www.google.com/slides/about/) format related to the topic of the quarter with patient information, treatment plan, description of other possible modalities from didactic classes, result if there is any, or prognosis.  
    • Alternatively, a literature review may also be presented in lieu of a patient care report.  
    • At least three (3) sources of reference should be provided.
    • After the first meeting of the quarter, students will be notified whether they PASS or REPEAT based on the Medical Presentation Evaluation Rubric.
  • Presentation 2 – Review Case Report or Literature Review:
    • Students marked REPEAT, will repeat their presentation and will incorporate commentary notes and update the presentation including, but not limited to, your answers to questions/comments from the advisory panel and peer cohort members, at least three (3) additional sources of reference supporting the answers and modifications of treatment strategies if there are any.
    • Presenters that are marked PASS during Presentation 1, may:
      • Opt out of Presentation 2
      • Repeat Presentation 1 for practice.
      • Present a new presentation following the topic of the quarter.

Fellows may use the same cases presented for Medical Presentations from the Integrative Case Report.

Cases must be uploaded to the fellows Medical Presentation folder (John Smith (MP)) on the Monday PRIOR to the meeting to allow time for review.  The goal is to produce a high quality of a case reports or literature reviews that can have the potential to be a good Capstone Product and/or have the possibility to submit for publication.

Fellows who fail to present a presentation at either Presentation 1 or 2, will be required to submit and present an additional presentation at the next meeting for a total of two (2) presentations as remediation.

Class Participation

As a matter of professional courtesy and academic requirements, students are expected to give the presenter at the podium their undivided attention. Following the presentation, students are expected to ask brief, pertinent questions of the presenter about content, and provide honest but constructive feedback on presentation style, when prompted by faculty.

TECHNICAL, CLASSROOM, AND COLLEGE POLICY INFORMATION

Attendance Policy

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

Medical Presentations is an important part of your clinical education as it facilitates communication with other healthcare providers and the general public.  

The policy is as follows:

  • One (1) absence with at least 5 business days written notification to the Faculty is allowed per quarter with required scheduled makeup.
  • Make up can be done during a subsequent Medical Presentation day with an additional new Medical Presentation (Google Slides format) submitted to the faculty.
  • Makeup must be done during the same quarter.
  • Failure to complete make up will result in an “Incomplete.”

DAOM Fellows are required to clock in and out using the ASAP CONNECTED barcode system on time for each shift and remain in the clinic for the duration of the shift.  Only the Faculty may excuse students from the shift.

All absences must be made up by the end of the third week of the following quarter.

Tardiness Policy

Students who arrive more than 15 minutes to class or leave class before it ends will be given 1/2 absence towards attendance.  Students who repeated leave and return to class late from a break or leave during the class or who disrupt the class in other ways may earn an F in that class and/or be referred to the Academic Dean for professionalism.

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

Templates
Lecture and Room Schedule

Click here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rBcfaStWuZEbpBWaiNENgHApR7wWaLPQyapQ6wxmtpQ/edit?usp=sharing)  to view the lecture and room schedule can be viewed on Google Drive.

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