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PAS 294: PAs in Healthcare IV: Leadership, Advocacy, and Preparation for Practice

The final course in the PAs in Health Care series will provide students with the skills necessary for transition from PA student to practicing PA and will continue to expand on leadership skills. One portion of the course will focus on preparation from the transition to clinical practice, which will include requirements for licensure and certification, medical liability, and ethics. Another thread will consist of lectures on advanced and novel topics in medicine. Additionally, there will be a thread for development of leadership skills and advocacy. The culmination of the Capstone research project will also occur during this course.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

PAS 301: Internal Medicine Clerkship I

Teaches the natural history, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of medical illnesses. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the understanding, skills, and attitudes desirable in a scientific and compassionate PA. Students will perform histories and physical examinations, identify appropriate orders, order and interpret appropriate diagnostics studies to develop a differential diagnosis, and interpret information gathered from the patient assessment data to formulate a patient-centered treatment plan. Developing sound clinical reasoning skills is continuously emphasized. Students will be able to provide an accurate verbal presentation to the rotation preceptor, counsel patients about therapeutic procedures; and help to coordinate medical consultations by sub-specialty providers as needed to take appropriate care. Students will follow the progress of patients through their hospitalization, write a note appropriate for the patient¿s medical record and develop a discharge plan. Students will attend and participate in medical rounds and conferences.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

PAS 302: Internal Medicine Clerkship II

Teaches the natural history, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of medical illnesses. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the understanding, skills, and attitudes desirable in a scientific and compassionate PA. Students will perform histories and physical examinations, identify appropriate orders, order and interpret appropriate diagnostics studies to develop a differential diagnosis, and interpret information gathered from the patient assessment data to formulate a patient-centered treatment plan. Developing sound clinical reasoning skills is continuously emphasized. Students will be able to provide an accurate verbal presentation to the rotation preceptor, counsel patients about therapeutic procedures; and help to coordinate medical consultations by subspecialty providers as needed to take appropriate care. Students will follow the progress of patients through their hospitalization, write a note appropriate for the patient¿s medical record and develop a discharge plan. Students will attend and participate in medical rounds and conferences.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

PAS 303: Primary Care I

During the outpatient medicine rotation students will be involved in the initial and ongoing assessment of patients in all age groups. In addition to routine health maintenance, students will become familiar with common primary care and urgent care problems. Students will be responsible for taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering appropriate diagnostic testing, interpreting results and forming a plan. The student will provide an accurate, pertinent and time-effective verbal presentation to the rotation preceptor and will write an accurate note suitable for inclusion in the patient's medical record. Patient education, counseling, and coordination of additional resources for patient care will also be included. The outpatient medicine rotations may take place in private offices, family practices, urgent care clinics, hospitals, or other ambulatory care clinics.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

PAS 304: Primary Care II

During the outpatient medicine rotation students will be involved in the initial and ongoing assessment of patients in all age groups. In addition to routine health maintenance, students will become familiar with common primary care and urgent care problems. Students will be responsible for taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering appropriate diagnostic testing, interpreting results and forming a plan. The student will provide an accurate, pertinent and time-effective verbal presentation to the rotation preceptor and will write an accurate note suitable for inclusion in the patient's medical record. Patient education, counseling, and coordination of additional resources for patient care will also be included. The outpatient medicine rotations may take place in private offices, family practices, urgent care clinics, hospitals, or other ambulatory care clinics.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

PAS 311: Pediatrics

The Pediatrics rotation will take place in outpatient pediatric clinics and private pediatric offices. The clerkship provides an introduction to a wide range of clinical problems in pediatrics and arms students with the basic skills needed to work with children and families. The rotation will emphasize caring for a child from birth through late adolescence. Students will assess, evaluate and develop a patient-centered treatment plan according to published guidelines when appropriate. Students will provide an accurate verbal presentation to the rotation preceptor and write an accurate note suitable for inclusion in the patient's medical record. The rotation will stress diagnosis and treatment of common childhood illnesses and assessment of growth and development. Students will develop skills to counsel parents about well-visits, immunizations, nutrition, growth and development.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

PAS 321: Emergency Medicine

Provides students with exposure to common problems encountered in an emergency room setting. Students will be responsible for taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic testing, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed under appropriate supervision, and forming a patient-centered care plan for patients seen for emergent and non-emergent issues. The student will provide an accurate, pertinent and time-effective verbal presentation to the rotation preceptor and will write an accurate note suitable for inclusion in the patient's medical record. Students will identify criteria for hospital admission and coordinate the admission to the appropriate setting and service. During the Emergency Medicine rotation students may also be exposed to patients with life-threatening conditions such as cardiac/respiratory failure, trauma, shock, overdose, poisoning, allergic reactions, seizures.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

PAS 331: Women's Health

Provides the student with skills and knowledge needed to care for patients with common gynecological problems, the well-woman examination, and pregnancy from prenatal care through delivery and postpartum. As an active member of the obstetrical and gynecological care team, students will be exposed to a wide range of common gynecological problems. They will perform histories and physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic testing, and formulate a patient- centered treatment plan. Emphasis is placed on history and physical examination skills in the evaluation and management of pregnancy, vaginal delivery, and both office gynecology and gynecologic surgical procedures through exposure to patients in the outpatient clinics, Labor and Delivery, and the operating room. They will learn the role of a surgical assistant for gynecologic procedures and how to counsel patients on family planning and contraception. For obstetrical patients, students will develop prenatal plans for uncomplicated pregnancies, assist with deliveries and develop skills to supervise and manage labor and delivery in an emergency situation.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

PAS 336: Behavioral Medicine

Provides students with exposure to a wide range of mental health issues in hospital and/or clinic-based settings. The clerkship is designed to solidify the knowledge of psychiatry that students have acquired in the Practice of Medicine course, as students gain practical skills in the application of this knowledge to clinical situations. Students will perform thorough histories including a mental status examination and will use tools for cognitive testing, order appropriate diagnostic studies, interpret information gathered from patient assessment data, and formulate a patient-centered treatment plan including pharmacological treatment when appropriate. The course will also offer an overview of psychosocial and biological treatment modalities for the major psychiatric disorders. Students will be required to recognize the various types of mental health issues that require referral to a specialist and to know which mental health problems can be handled by the non-specialist.
Terms: Aut, Win, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades
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