MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (INDEPENDENT COURSE)
PA 451C -A self-study learning module on medical terms and vocabulary for prospective PA students. Students are required to complete the programmed text prior to the beginning of the fall semester of the professional phase. This course grade is calculated into PA 451 Physical Diagnosis I grade for the fall semester.
PA 451 — Physical Diagnosis I (3 credits)
Students are taught how to elicit and properly record a complete medical history. Students are then taught how to perform a complete physical examination and how to integrate and interpret findings in such a way that they may determine the next diagnostic and therapeutic step. Communication skills and professionalism are also addressed.
PA 553 — Clinical Medicine I (4 credits)
A comprehensive study of diseases with emphasis on etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic measures involved in treating medical conditions. Topics include EENT, Dermatology, OB/GYN, etc.
PA 473 — Diagnostic Methods I (3 credits)
Students are instructed how to order and interpret diagnostic tests used in evaluating medical problems. During the fall semester both laboratory medicine and medical imaging are explored.
PA 475 — Behavioral Sciences I (3 credits)
Students are exposed to many facets of behavioral sciences as they relate to medicine. Areas explored are, medical ethics, medical anthropology, and medical interviewing and documentation.
PA 581 — Basic Medical Science I (5 credits)
This course is encompassing topics that are essential aspects to the practice of medicine. Areas of study include medical pharmacology, human anatomy and physiology with cadaver laboratory, and PA seminar
PA 454 — Clinical Medicine II (5 credits)
A continuation of Clinical Medicine I. Topics include pediatrics, gastroenterology, endocrine, and neurology
PA 564 — Specialty Medicine I (5 credits)
Emphasis is on the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical signs and symptoms of disease in medical subspecialty areas. Topics include pulmonology, urology, cardiology I and infectious disease
PA 474 — Diagnostic Methods II (5 credits)
This course is a continuation of Diagnostic Methods I including electro-cardiology and the completion of the physical assessment.
PA 482 — Basic Medical Sciences II (3 credits)
A continuation of Basic Medical Sciences I, including behavioral medicine and Pharmacology II.
PA 500 — Specialty Medicine II (4 credits)
A continuation of Specialty Medicine I with topics such as emergency medicine, surgery, cardiology II, orthopedics, and OSCEs.
PA 510 — Research Methodology (2 credits)
Students are taught the basic methodologies related to research and how to critically evaluate medical literature. Students will also learn the basic principles of evidence-based medicine and how to utilize current medical research to justify the treatment of medical conditions.
Professional (Clinical) Phase
PA 511 Clinical Rotation I (6)
PA 515 Clinical Rotation II (6)
PA 520 Clinical Rotation III (6)
PA 525 Clinical Rotation IV (6)
PA 530 Clinical Rotation V (6)
PA 535 Clinical Rotation VI (6)
PA 540 Clinical Rotation VII (6)
PA 547 Clinical Rotation VIII (6)
PA 549 Clinical Rotation IX (6)
Students complete 6 week rotations in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, pediatrics, Psychiatry, General Surgery and an elective rotation. Toward the end of the student’s training they will complete a 12 week preceptorship in Family Medicine.
PA 554 Capstone (4)
Students will complete a master’s project using up –to- date medical research. They must also pass a computer-based and practical summative examination.