PASG 60610 Clinical Assessment I
Develop patient-centered communication skills through history taking and interviewing. Use medical diagnostic equipment in conjunction with patient-centered history taking and interview to develop skills for performing a complete and focused physical examination from head-to-toe. Examine lab partners and standardized patients to gain the skills and knowledge to perform a thorough history and physical examination. Prerequisite: PASG 60000 Medical Interviewing, Documentation and Counseling.
PASG 60710 Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostics I
Select, utilize and interpret clinical laboratory, imaging and other diagnostic test to evaluate each system’s principal functions. The topics are synchronized with and correlate to topics in Clinical Medicine I, Pathophysiology of Disease I, Clinical Assessment I and Pharmacology and Therapeutics I. The first of a two-part series, where the learner receives instruction in medical laboratory and radiographic studies used in the diagnosis and management of common disorders of the major body systems. Prerequisites: PASG 60100 - Foundations of Medical Sciences, Genetics/Microbiology/ID and PASG 60200 - Foundations of Medical Sciences, Physiology.
PASG 60810 Clinical Medicine I
Integrates epidemiology, risk factors (including genetics, as applicable), pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, history and physical findings, laboratory and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, therapeutic management, possible complications, prognosis, prevention measures, patient education, referral and follow up of disorders encountered in a primary care setting across the lifespan. Applies a system approach delivered through a combination of traditional lecture and Team Based Learning (TBL) sessions. The topics synchronized with and correlative to topics in Pathophysiology of Disease I, Pharmacology & Therapeutics I, Clinical Assessment I and Clinical Laboratory Medicine I. Organ systems covered in Clinical Medicine I include: Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Cardiology, Electrocardiography (ECG), Pulmonary Medicine and Hematology/Oncology (Liquid Malignancies). Prerequisite: PASG 60100 - Foundations of Medical Sciences: Genetics, Microbiology, ID; PASG 60200 – Foundations of Medical Sciences: Physiology; PASG 60400 – Human Radiographic Anatomy and Lab.
PASG 60910 Evidenced Based Medicine I
Describe the foundational principles and terms related to evidenced-based medicine and practice. Identify typical research design models and methodology. Explain basic statistical principles. Learn methods to appraise the quality of clinical research. Explain how to use evidenced-based medicine to communicate with and inform patients about clinical practice. First in a series of three courses.
PASG 61010 Pharmacology and Therapeutics I
Describe and explain the general principles of the effects of drugs on different organ systems and disease processes. Describe and explain the mechanism by which drugs produce their therapeutic and toxic effects, and the factors influencing their absorption, distribution and biological actions. Topics are synchronized with and correlative to topics in Clinical Medicine I, Pathophysiology of Disease I, Clinical Assessment I and Clinical Laboratory Medicine I. The first in a series of two. Prerequisites: PASG 60100 - Foundations in Medical Sciences in Genetics, Microbiology, Infectious Disease & PASG 60200 - Foundations in Medical Sciences in Physiology.
PASG 61100 Leadership and Advocacy
Define and describe the attributes of a leader. Explain the roles of Physician Assistant leaders. Prepare Physician Assistant learners to take a leadership role in the delivery of patient-centered care. Recognize and appropriately address gaps in medical knowledge, physical and mental limitations n self and others. Advocate for patients through involvement in quality improvement initiatives. Advocate for the PA profession by developing leadership skills and an understanding of the importance of quality improvement in patient safety. Commitment to excellence and ongoing professional development. Prerequisite PASG 60500: Physician Assistant Professional Practice.
PASG 61210 Inter-Professional Education I
Identify and implement the principles of interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Apply the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations (IPEC Competency 2). Define collaboration more effectively and creatively across health care disciplines to optimize health care and improve population outcomes. The first of two courses. Prerequisite: PASG 60500 - PA Professional Practice.
PASG 61310 Pathophysiology I
Apply knowledge from the basic medical sciences to clinical medicine. Expand on the overview of medical physiology and introduce underlying pathological basis for specific disease processes common to primary care. Explore congenital and acquired diseases with an emphasis on providing understanding of pathologic physiology in conjunction with information regarding medical history and laboratory data to solve case based clinical problems during small group discussions. Examine how pathophysiology translates into patient signs, symptoms and laboratory test results. Identify the thought processes leading to development of differential diagnoses. The first of a two-semester series. Synchronized with appropriate and correlative lectures in Clinical Assessment I, Clinical Medicine I, Clinical Laboratory Medicine I and Pharmacology & Therapeutics I. Prerequisite: PASG 60200 -Foundations of Medical Sciences: Physiology.