Noorda-COM OPP

Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) refers to the philosophical and practical approach to patient management and treatment, including the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).  OPP is centered on developing conceptual understanding and practical application of clinical practice through the tenets of osteopathic medicine:

    • The body is a unit, the person is a unit of the body, mind, and spirit.
    • The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
    • Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related; and
    • Rational treatment is based on an understanding of the basic principles of body unity, self-regulation, and the inter-relationship of structure and function.

Our Goal

Our goal is to empower the next generation of physicians by providing an inspired osteopathic principles and practices curriculum that will enable a deep understanding of osteopathic diagnosis, treatment, and integration with evidence-based practices and outstanding service and professionalism in patient care.

OPP Curricular Description

The OPP curriculum at Noorda-COM is clinically oriented to prepare students for their future life in patient care. It has been designed to buttress and support therest of the Noorda-COM curriculum to create an integrated learning experience. Among the foundational concepts that are emphasized in our curriculum is the development of palpatory and physical exam skills that all physicians utilize regardless of their specialty. Our department will fully utilize the leading-edge, technologically-advanced educational resources that Noorda-COM has embraced to trail-blaze osteopathic medical education into the future and create the next generation of physicians.