Physician Assistant

PAS 500 Foundations of Medicine7 Credit hours   

This course develops an understanding of normal physiology, genetics, microbiology, pathology and pathophysiologic concepts of disease per organ system. Knowledge will be applied in subsequent semesters.

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PAS 520 Gross Anatomy for the PA4 Credit hours   

This course encompasses a comprehensive approach to the study of gross anatomy while incorporating appropriate clinical application to basic organization, structure, sectional, and surface anatomy.

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PAS 530 Pharmacology Principles4 Credit hours   

This course, the first in a series, develops skills related to applying general principles of pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics to the treatment and management of disease.

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PAS 550 History and Physical Exam3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the medical record and the skills needed to obtain a medical history and perform a complete physical examination. Students will apply knowledge through experiential components.

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PAS 600 Clinical Medicine I6 Credit hours   

This course, the first in a series, provides intensive study of human diseases and disorders in the selected areas of clinical medicine.

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PAS 601 Pharmacology for the PA I2 Credit hours   

Aligning with the topics in Clinical Medicine I, this course applies pharmacologic and pharmacotherapeutic principles to the treatments of diseases and disorders studied.

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PAS 602 Clinical Concepts I2 Credit hours   

Aligning with the topics in Clinical Medicine I, the course deepens knowledge by developing clinical decision making and problem-solving skills in a case-based format.

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PAS 603 Clinical Assessment I2 Credit hours   

Building upon History and Physical Examination and aligning with topics in Clinical Medicine I, this course applies physical assessment skills to the organ systems being concurrently studied.

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PAS 604 Testing and Procedures I2 Credit hours   

This course develops diagnostic and therapeutic skills along with essential technical skills and procedures necessary for clinical practice.

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PAS 605 PA's in Health Care2 Credit hours   

This course provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the history of the Physician Assistant Profession and the development and status of the profession within the US health system.

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PAS 606 PA Evidence Based Practice2 Credit hours   

This course prepares students to search, interpret, and evaluate the medical literature. Emphasis is placed on life-long learning and the importance of applying gained knowledge to patient care.

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PAS 610 Clinical Medicine II6 Credit hours   

This course, the second in a series, provides intensive study of human diseases and disorders in the selected area of clinical medicine.

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PAS 611 Pharmacology for the PA II2 Credit hours   

Aligning with the topics in Clinical Medicine II, this course applies pharmacologic and pharmacotherapeutic principles to the treatments of diseases and disorders studied.

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PAS 612 Clinical Concepts II2 Credit hours   

Aligning with the topics in Clinical Medicine II, this course deepens knowledge by developing clinical decision making and problem solving skills in a case based format.

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PAS 613 Clinical Assessment II2 Credit hours   

Building on History and Physical Examination and aligning with the topics in Clinical Medicine II, this course applies physical assessment skills to the organ systems being concurrently studied.

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PAS 614 Testing and Procedures II2 Credit hours   

This course develops diagnostic and therapeutic skills along with essential technical skills and procedures necessary for clinical practice.

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PAS 615 Health Policy for the PA2 Credit hours   

This course explores issues of cultural competence, ethics, patient safety, and the political and public health issues that affect patient care for the practicing PA.

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PAS 616 Clinical Specialties I3 Credit hours   

This course provides an intensive study in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients in the specialty areas of pediatrics, reproductive medicine and geriatrics.

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PAS 620 Clinical Medicine III6 Credit hours   

This course, the third in a series, provides intensive study of human diseases and disorders in selected areas of clinical medicine.

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PAS 621 Pharmacology for the PA III2 Credit hours   

Aligning with the topics in Clinical Medicine III, this course applies pharmacologic and pharmacotherapeutic principles to the treatments of diseases and disorders studied.

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PAS 622 Clinical Concepts III2 Credit hours   

Aligning with the topics in Clinical Medicine III, this course deepens knowledge by developing clinical decision making and problem-solving skills in a case-based format.

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PAS 623 Clinical Assessment III2 Credit hours   

Building upon History and Physical Examination and aligning with the topics in Clinical Medicine III, this course applies physical assessment skills to the organ systems being concurrently studied.

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PAS 624 Testing and Procedures III2 Credit hours   

This course develops diagnostic and therapeutic skills along with essential technical skills and procedures necessary for clinical practice.

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PAS 625 PA Professional Practice2 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the economics of healthcare, risk reduction, billing and coding, preparing for clinical practice, and interprofessional collaboration.

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PAS 626 Clinical Specialties II3 Credit hours   

This course provides an intensive study in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients in the areas of surgery, emergency medicine, and rehabilitative medicine.

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PAS 627 Psychiatry for the PA2 Credit hours   

This course provides a basic knowledge of psychiatry, psychiatric medical conditions, and special approaches to care for patients with a variety of mental health conditions.

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PAS 650 PA Primary Care I4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in primary care in an outpatient medical setting.

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PAS 651 PA Primary Care II4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in primary care in a rural, outpatient setting.

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PAS 652 PA Psychiatry I4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in the care with patients with psychiatric illness and behavioral health disorders. Differing aspects of psychiatric care and medication management are introduced.

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PAS 653 PA Internal Medicine I4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in internal medicine in an inpatient setting. The student will develop an awareness of the complexity of disease processes and different diagnosis.

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PAS 654 PA Internal Medicine Sub4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in an internal medicine sub-specialty.

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PAS 655 PA Women's Health4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in obstetrics and gynecology in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

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PAS 656 PA Pediatrics4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in pediatric primary care.

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PAS 657 PA General Surgery4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in the principles of surgery, pre-operative evaluation and preparatory procedures, post-operative care, and development of surgical skills.

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PAS 658 PA Emergency Medicine4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in emergency medicine.

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PAS 659 Orthopaedics4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in orthopaedics in outpatient and inpatient settings.

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PAS 660 PA Clinical Elective4 Credit hours   

This rotation provides clinical instruction in the area of medicine related to the student's clinical or academic interest. Faculty approval is required.

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PAS 690 Senior Seminar3 Credit hours   

This course applies medical knowledge, interpersonal skills, patient care skills and professionalism learned in preparation for a student to enter clinical practice.

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