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Summer A Semester

PAS 5008C: ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM

Utilizing clinical settings, the student will further develop his/her capabilities in performing and recording patient history and physical examinations, presenting clinical data, formulating patient assessments, and developing treatment plans. The student will examine case presentations from an epidemiologic perspective through utilization of referenced medical literature searches and refine problem-solving skills.

In addition, the student will be presented with a lecture series covering a variety of topics of importance to the PA profession that may have been covered briefly in previous courses. These include cultural diversity, environmental medicine, and occupational medicine. The course also reviews and refines skills attained in a previous semester course (Radiology).

PAS 5013: EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

This course introduces the student to the quantitative and qualitative foundation of research methodology and analysis of data in the clinical setting. Emphasis will be on design of research studies, appropriate analytical methods for data analysis, and related epidemiological issues. In addition to the lecture, students will participate in small group assignments designed to provide hands-on experience in research design, analysis, and evaluation of published literature.