OMM 1101A. Osteopathic Manual Medicine I A. (2.5 Credit Hours)

The students will learn a traditional approach to osteopathic manipulative medicine based on the distinctive DMU heritage as developed through the contributions of Drs. Still, Sutherland, TePoorten, Zink, Jones, Mitchell, Korr and others who have followed these pioneers of the profession. Material covered includes osteopathic principles and practice, applied anatomy, fascia and soft tissue, tensegrity, reflexes (somato-visceral, somato-somatic, and viscero-somatic), and pelvis. It concludes with the comprehensive structural diagnosis and treatment of the sacrum and pelvis.

OMM 1101B. Osteopathic Manual Medicine I B. (2 Credit Hours)

The students will learn a traditional approach to osteopathic manipulative medicine based on the distinctive DMU heritage as developed through the contributions of Drs. Still, Sutherland, TePoorten, Zink, Jones, Mitchell, Korr and others who have followed these pioneers of the profession. Material covered includes the lumbar spine, thorax, and cervical region.

OMM 2027. Forty-hour Cranial Course. (2 Credit Hours)

This forty-hour elective cranial course encompasses twenty hours each of lecture and lab. Upon completion, the student will have an understanding of the Cranial Concept and be able to evaluate and treat common cranial dysfunctions.

OMM 2101A. Osteopathic Manual Medicine II A. (2 Credit Hours)

The students will learn a traditional approach to osteopathic manipulative medicine based on the distinctive DMU heritage as developed through the contributions of Drs. Still, Sutherland, TePoorten, Zink, Jones, Mitchell, Korr and others who have followed these pioneers of the profession. Material covered in the first term of OMM II includes additional techniques to address somatic dysfunction (myofascial release, facilitated positional release, balanced ligamentous tension, Still technique); evaluation exams and techniques for the lower extremity and upper extremity.

OMM 2101B. Osteopathic Manual Medicine II B. (2 Credit Hours)

The students will learn a traditional approach to osteopathic manipulative medicine based on the distinctive DMU heritage as developed through the contributions of Drs. Still, Sutherland, TePoorten, Zink, Jones, Mitchell, Korr and others who have followed these pioneers of the profession.  Material covered includes OMM considerations of lymphatics; visceral concerns;pregnant, hospitalized, and pediatric patients, cranial osteopathy, short leg syndrome, scoliosis, and the integration of OMM into primary care.  It concludes with a comprehensive board examination review.

OMM 3101A. Osteopathic Manual Medicine III A. (1 Credit Hour)

Students will continue their training in osteopathic manipulative medicine based on the distinctive DMU heritage as developed through the contributions of Drs. TePoorten, Zink, Mitchell, Korr and others who have followed these pioneers of the profession. During each core clinical clerkship rotation, students will be assigned corresponding chapters in the required textbook and will document osteopathic diagnosis and manual treatment of the musculoskeletal-fascial system in patients on each of the clinical rotations.

OMM 3101B. Osteopathic Manual Medicine III B. (0.5 Credit Hours)

The students will continue their training in osteopathic manipulative medicine based on the distinctive DMU heritage as developed through the contributions of Drs. TePoorten, Zink, Mitchell, Korr and others who have followed these pioneers of the profession.  The aim of this course is to infuse OMM experiences and learning into the clerkship years.  Textbook chapter readings integrate clinical OMM principles and techniques with the goal of complementing or supplementing the clerkship training they are receiving.  The students are encouraged when possible to choose chapters that will supplement knowledge learned on their current clerkships.  Students are encouraged to assess and treat as many patients as their preceptor allows.

OMM 4101A. Osteopathic Manual Medicine IV A. (0.5 Credit Hours)

The students will continue their training in osteopathic manipulative medicine based on the distinctive DMU heritage as developed through the contributions of Drs. TePoorten, Zink, Mitchell, Korr and others who have followed these pioneers of the profession. The aim of this course is to infuse OMM experiences and learning into the clerkship years. Textbook chapter readings integrate clinical OMM principles and techniques with the goal of complementing or supplementing the clerkship training they are receiving. The students are encouraged when possible to choose chapters that will supplement knowledge learned on their current clerkships. Students are encouraged to assess and treat as many patients as their preceptor allows.

OMM 4101B. Osteopathic Manual Medicine IV B. (0.5 Credit Hours)

The students will continue their training in osteopathic manual medicine based on the distinctive DMU heritage as developed through the contributions of Drs. TePoorten, Zink, Mitchell, Korr and others who have followed these pioneers of the profession. All students are encouraged to assess and treat as many patients as their preceptor allows. Students are encouraged to read chapters corresponding with clinical encounters during rotations and will document osteopathic diagnosis and manual treatment of the musculoskeletal-fascial system in patients on each of the clinical rotations. A one-page summary of patient encounters, including structural assessment, visceral correlations and proposed treatment/treatment provided will be submitted by each student.

OMM 5101. OMM Fellowship. (16 Credit Hours)

The OMM fellowship is awarded to four students per class who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement in the first and second-year OMM curricula. Applicants will generally have demonstrated service to his/her academic community by serving as an OMM TA and commitment to excellence in OMM by pursuing outside learning opportunities. Selection of the OMM Fellows is made after a thorough review of the qualifications and a personal interview of each candidate. Throughout this fellowship students will have the opportunity to develop their diagnostic and treatment skills and will learn to integrate osteopathic principles and practice into whatever clinical specialty they choose to pursue.