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Anderson Review: Clinical Science

NEW format: Online recorded modules of lectures along with access to all Powerpoint files to make study and viewing of the entire review accessible from your computer any time you need it.

Clinical Science Review Outline

The current format includes a twenty-plus module series of presentations arranged in a case / organ / complaint format based on the clinical science format used by NABNE / NPLEX. For each complaint / body system (cardio, neurology…) area the following topic areas will be focused on:
  • Clinical and physical diagnosis
  • Pharmacology – WITH 2018 UPDATE
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Imaging and electrodiagnosis
  • Basic nutrition
  • Basic pharmacogonosy
  • Emergency medicine / emergency obstetrics
  • Minor surgery concepts
  • Concepts in pediatric cases
  • Injection / IV therapy concepts
  • Nutrient and biochemical agents

(For example: as conditions in cardiology are discussed their clinical presentation, pharmacology basic nutrition, laboratory concepts etc… will be covered in the same unit – just as you will encounter them in the cases on the board exams.)

The feedback from students at the various naturopathic programs is that this format assists them greatly in forming a core of clinical concepts around which they can build other study areas (homeopathy, botanical medicine etc.).

The organ system sections focus on the diagnosis / DDX, presentation, laboratory and imaging diagnosis and pharmacology as appropriate.


  1. Introductory medical nutrition, pharmacology and pharmacogonosy
  2. Cardio
  3. Pulm
  4. Hematology
  5. Immunology / toxicology
  6. Musculo-skeletal
  7. EENT
  8. Neurology
  9. Emergency medicine
  10. Minor surgery / injection and IV procedures
  11. Dermatology
  12. Gastro
  13. Nephrology / urology
  14. Endocrine
  15. GYN / male

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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