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NPLEX 1 prep course

Open to: 
third-year students

Course description

CCNM is pleased to offer you Dr. Anderson’s new and improved NPLEX prep course. The basic sciences reviews now include full access to comprehensive courseware + 20-30 new online video tutorial learning modules. This online series includes study strategies and is accessible to you 24-7 until the NPLEX exam.

This is the course offered at the other naturopathic colleges with the bonus of allowing you to review the material at your convenience.

Information based on learning content areas and seventeen years teaching and writing board exam questions will be given in the following basic medical science areas:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology – immunology

Based on the change by NABNE to an integrated case-based basic science examination these five topics will be integrated to the degree possible to enhance integrated learning. Some areas such as cellular physiology, portions of biochemistry, and portions of immunology will necessarily be taught separately as required.

The on-line learning modules will cover:
(Note: Anatomy includes pertinent embryology and histology)

  • Introductory cell physiology, general pathology and microbial physiology
  • The neurological system; anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry
  • The Cardiovascular system; hematopoesis, anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry
  • The Pulmonary system; anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry
  • The Musculo-skeletal system; anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry
  • The Digestive system; anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry
  • The Renal and Urinary system; anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry
  • The Immune system / Microbiology; anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry
  • The Endocrine system; anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry
  • The Reproductive system; embryology, anatomy, physiology, pathology / biochemistry

These reviews follow the NPLEX/NABNE outline and format for the current year. They are intended to form a core of information from which the student can focus their study for the basic science NPLEX board exams. They of course are not intended to replace personal preparation but rather give overviews to the topic areas and point out common areas where board questions arise.


Paul Anderson - Instructor

Dr. Paul Anderson taught at National College of Naturopathic Medicine between 1994 and 2002, and between 2003 and 2005 he maintained a private practice in Arizona while being full time faculty at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Between 1980 and 2006 he taught as adjunct or visiting professor at all U.S. naturopathic medical schools, as well as many other universities and colleges. Dr. Anderson has taught physical and clinical diagnosis, medical office procedures, advanced naturopathic therapeutics, pharmacology, clinical rotations, EENT, and is core faculty member in the naturopathic medicine program and provides clinical supervision at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

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