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PAS 701 Internal Medicine

Course Description : This supervised clinical course provides the student with an opportunity to see a variety of medical complaints or concerns primarily in the inpatient setting. The clerkship allows the student to become familiar with the in-house continuity of care of acute and chronic patients

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 702 Pediatrics

Course Description: This supervised clinical course provides the student with an opportunity to participate in the care of a variety of pediatric medical complaints and concerns. The student will be exposed to not only the ill child, but also to the well child development and growth within the family unit and in peer interactions.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 703 Obstetrics and Gynecology

Course Description : This supervised clinical course provides the student with an opportunity to participate in the care of a variety of patients with obstetric or gynecological complaints. The student will become proficient in accurate assessment of the obstetric patient with emphasis on pre- and post- natal care. The student will also become involved with the practice of "preventive" obstetrics and gynecology as well as common gynecologic disorders.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 704 Behavioral Medicine

Course Description: This supervised course provides the student with an opportunity to see a variety of patients with psychological problems. The clerkship will utilize the health care team approach to both psychological and medical complaints and concerns of the psychiatric patients.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 705 Primary Care

Course Description : This supervised course provides the student with an opportunity to participate in the care of a wide variety of patients. The student will work as a member of a health care team providing care for a variety of medical complaints or concerns both acute and chronic for children, adults, and geriatric patients.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 706 Emergency Medicine

Course Description: This supervised clinical course provides the student with an opportunity to participate in the care of a variety of patients with emergent medical complaints or concerns. This clerkship provides exposure to patients with medical, surgical emergencies as well as trauma.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 707 Surgery

Course Description:This supervised clinical course provides the student with an opportunity to participate in the care of patients with surgical complaints. The student will, through rapid and methodical assessment, evaluate acutely ill and potentially surgical patients. The student will work as a member of the medical team providing immediate pre- and post-op care as well as gaining hands-on experience in the operating room setting.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 708 Elective I/Long Term Health Care

Course Description: The supervised clinical course will provide training in the care of the patient in assisted living and/or nursing home/rehabilitation facilities. The rotation emphasizes continuity of care for the elderly and those with disabilities or other conditions requiring long term care. Based on site availability students may be placed in other elective rotations.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 709 Elective II

Course Description: This supervised clinical course, selected by the student, is available in a variety of clinical areas of medicine and settings. Experiences can range from private practice to inpatient and from general are to subspecialties. The student may elect to complete their elective rotation in any combination of internal medicine, intensive medicine, cardiology/CT surgery as space allows. They may also opt to fulfill this course requirement with a clerkship in international hospital medicine or another inpatient subspecialty (i.e., renal medicine, hematology/oncology, ECT.)

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B-

PAS 709A Elective II Clerkship

Course Description: The elective clerkship will provide the student with opportunities to see a variety of patients with medical/surgical complaints or concerns specific to the elective area, under the direction of the site preceptor. The elective clerkship will utilize, reline, and build on the goals and objectives achieved in the junior didactic and clinical training. The student is expected to develop basic diagnostic and therapeutic skills related to preventive, chronic, acute and emergent problems.
Course Rotation: Fall

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 709 Minimum Grade of C

PAS 799C Clinical Capstone

Course Description: This 2 unit capstone course is designed to increase the physician assistant student’s appreciation of the impact of chronic disease upon patients and their families and to assist the student in developing appropriate attitudes necessary for managing patients who will not recover from their illness. In addition to the social-behavioral aspects of interaction and management, the natural history, prognosis, treatment and prevention of chronic diseases will be discussed as well as the incorporation of a general medicine review.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAS 603 Minimum Grade of B- and PAS 515 Minimum Grade of B-