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PAS 601 Clinical Medicine I

Course Description:This is the first of a 3 semester sequences course focusing on the study of disease. Emphasis is on the integration of essential anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology relevant to medical problems encountered in the primary care setting. Through lecture and case-based format, the student will acquire the skills to formulate diagnoses, order and interpret diagnostic tests, compose management plans, implement treatment and provide appropriate patient education.

5 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 505 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 510 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 511 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 602 Clinical Medicine II

Course Description: This five-credit course is the second part of three sequenced courses, which introduce physician assistant students to the study of medicine and disease processes. Emphasis has been placed on the integration of the essential anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, pharmacology and medical terminology relevant to medical problems encountered in the primary care setting. In PAS 602, the major content areas include obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterolgy, endocrinology, neurology orthopedics, rheumatolgy and urology/nephrology.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

5 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 512 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 534 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 547 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 601 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 604 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 606 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 603 Clinical Medicine III

Course Description : This eight credit course is the third part of three sequenced courses, which introduce physician assistant students to the study of medicine and disease processes. Emphasis has been placed on the integration of the essential anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, pharmacology and medical terminology relevant to medical problems encountered on the primary care setting. In PAS 603, the major content areas include geriatrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and psychiatry.

8 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 513 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 514 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 535 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 602 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 605 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 607 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 648 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 604 Basic and Laboratory Sciences I

Course Description:This course is the first part of a sequenced two-semester course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the use of the clinical laboratory as an aid to the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease. The course focuses on laboratory tests and procedures used to investigate clinical problems encountered in the in-hospital and outpatient settings. The course will provide students with a framework for the basis of the various laboratory tests that are utilized in clinical medicine.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 505 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 510 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 511 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 605 Basic & Laboratory Sciences II

Course Description: . This course is the second part of a sequenced two-semester course designed to provide the student with an understanding of and use of clinical laboratory testing as an aid to the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease. The course focuses on basic laboratory tests and procedures used to investigate clinical problems encountered in the in-hospital and outpatient settings. Students will be instructed in the indication, selection, interpretation and evaluation of laboratory tests in the major content areas of: evaluation of liver and pancreatic testing, chemistry electrolytes and metabolic panels, serologic testing for connective tissue disorders and gout, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis, endocrinology including thyroid function tests, tests used in diabetes diagnosis and management, adrenal and pituitary gland disorders, renal function tests and urinanalysis.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 512 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 534 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 547 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 601 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 604 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 606 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 606 Clinical Applications I

Course Description:This is the first in a two-semester sequenced course focusing on the medical interview and physical examination techniques to foster development of adequate diagnostic skills. Students will be involved in direct patient encounters throughout the semester. Emphasis is placed on history taking, physical exam skills, note writing, interpreting radiographic studies and oral presentation skills.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 505 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 510 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 511 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 607 Clinical Applications II

Course Description: This course is the second part of a sequenced two-semester course focusing on the medical interview and advanced physical examination skills. It is designed to provide the student with an understanding of how to apply what is learned to the clinical setting. Basic clinical procedures such as injections, phlebotomy, IV insertion, lumbar puncture, nasogastric tube insertion, urinary catheterization, suturing, wound care, casting and others will be taught.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 512 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 534 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 547 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 601 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 604 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 606 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 620 Research Methods/Master Project

Course Description:An introduction to research methods used in medicine. This course will provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to formulate research questions and hypothesis. Specific writing techniques will be addressed. The MSPAS is a non-thesis Master degree. Although the project is not a thesis, it is expected that the final paper will be thoroughly researched and well written. The final project will include writing a clinical review article suitable for publication in JAAPA.

Course Rotation: NY Fall
3 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 648 Medical Pharmacology II

Course Description: This is the second part of a sequenced two-semester course, which introduces physician assistant students to the study of pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of clinical applications of various medications as well as basic principles and biochemical properties.

Course Rotation : NY:Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 512 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 534 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 547 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 601 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 604 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 606 Minimum Grade of B-