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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

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
Instructors: Patton, K. (PI)

PAS 320: Surgery

Provides PA students with clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of surgical diseases. Emphasis is placed on teaching students to recognize and manage basic clinical problems. As members of the surgical team, students participate in preoperative management, including patient education and procedures necessary to prepare patients for surgery. Students will perform admitting histories and physical examinations, identify appropriate admitting orders for surgical patients and identify appropriate diagnostic studies required prior to surgical procedures. In the operating room setting, students will assist surgeons and have an opportunity to become familiar with protocols and equipment. Students will be involved in pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care. The clerkship offers an opportunity for students to integrate their knowledge of anatomy, physiology and physical diagnosis into a treatment plan for patients with surgical diseases. When possible, students attend surgical grand rounds and other surgically-oriented conferences.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6
Instructors: Patton, K. (PI)

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
Instructors: Patton, K. (PI)

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
Instructors: Patton, K. (PI)

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, Spr, Sum | Units: 6
Instructors: Patton, K. (PI)
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