Menu UF Health Home Menu
 

Fall Semester

PAS 5005: BEHAVIORAL AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE – 1

The first course in the PAS 5005, 5009 sequence. The study of the biopsychosocial model of health care and the study of the American health care system emphasizing the role of the PA on the health care team; patient education/preventive medicine/ community health; medicolegal ethics.

PAS 5025: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

This course discusses the function and the major organ systems of the body and their contribution to the total body homeostasis in health and disease.

PAS 5010: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICINE – 1

The first course in the sequence PAS 5010, 5020. Signs, symptoms, and pathophysiology of common diseases affecting pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients; diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and follow‑up; patient education/preventive medicine; special studies in radiology. Individual sections cover various specialties included in the course, as follows:

Dermatology
In this section of Introduction to Medicine, the PA student will acquire an understanding of the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of dermatological conditions common to the primary care setting.

Ophthalmology
In this section of Introduction to Medicine, the PA student will acquire an understanding of the basic anatomy of the eye, the presentation, diagnosis, and management of ophthalmological conditions common in the primary care setting.

Dental / ENT
At the end of this section of Introduction to Medicine, the student will be able to demonstrate on a written exam an understanding of problems in dentistry and otolaryngology commonly seen in primary care settings.

Hematology / Oncology
This section of Introduction to Medicine provides students with an understanding of the occurrence, presentation, and general management of hematologic and oncologic conditions encountered commonly in primary care practice.

Endocrinology
In this section of Introduction to Medicine, the student is introduced to the occurrence, natural history, presentation, diagnosis, and management of the endocrine conditions encountered in the primary care settings.

Obstetrics/ Gynecology
In this section of Introduction to Medicine, the student is introduced to the occurrence, natural history, presentation, diagnosis, and management of the obstetrics and gynecological conditions encountered in the primary care setting.

Cardiology
In this section of Introduction to Medicine, the student is introduced to the occurrence, natural history, presentation, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular conditions.

Pulmonology
In this section of Introduction to Medicine, the student is introduced to the occurrence, natural history, presentation, diagnosis, and management of pulmonary conditions encountered in the primary care setting.

Urology / Nephrology
This section of Introduction to Medicine provides students with an understanding of the occurrence, presentation, and general management of renal and urologic conditions encountered commonly in primary care practice.

Gastroenterology
This section of Introduction to Medicine presents to the physician assistant student the presentation, diagnosis, management, and prevention of gastroenterological conditions common to the primary care setting.

Nutrition
This section of Introduction to Medicine provides the student with an understanding of proper nutrition in normal and disease states, various eating disorders, and alternative feeding routes for patients.

PAS 5026: PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS

This course presents an overview of pharmacology, including the action and function of classes of drugs; use of specific drugs; contraindications and incompatibilities; side effects and their treatment; dosages and calculations.

PAS 5000: PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS

A course with extensive clinical exposure to techniques used in the proper performance and recording of the physical examination of patients. Both lecture and laboratory formats are utilized.