The Respiratory Course is designed to instruct students about the pathologic conditions of the Respiratory system. The course is organized by disease types and has the pathophysiology early and integrated throughout the course. The course instructs students about the diagnostic and therapeutic tools used to evaluate and manage patients with pathology of the respiratory system. Numerous disciplines such as anatomy, microbiology, and pharmacology are used to instruct the students about the evaluation and treatment of the pathology of the respiratory system. Familiarity with previous coursework will be assumed and expected. The greater design of the course is to teach the osteopathic student how to diagnose and treat problems originating from or related to the respiratory system. Methods of examining the respiratory system will be addressed in conjunction with the Essentials of Patient Care when possible.