Physician Assistant (PHAS)

PHAS 500. Anatomy. (6 Credits)

Human Anatomy for Physician Assistants is an integrated approach to the gross anatomy of the human body, including study of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. The laboratory portion of the course consists of supervised dissection of human cadavers.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 501. Physician Assistant Seminar. (1 Credit)

This course serves as an introduction to the role of the physician assistant in the health care system. It will include lecture and discussion of professional roles, policies and regulations relevant for the physician assistants, and professional and ethical behavior in health care.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 502. PA Seminar II. (2 Credits)

This course expands upon the knowledge and skills from PA Seminar I related to the role of the physician assistant in utilizing interpreters, eliciting and documenting a complete history, face-to-face interactions with geriatric patients in history-taking exercises, obtaining appropriate informed consent, understanding issues surrounding conflict of interest, understanding patient nutritional requirements and practicing the art of clinical decision making.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 503. PA Seminar III. (2 Credits)

This Seminar has a major portion conducted as an IPE collaborative course with Pharmacy P2 students. It provides concepts and topics related to quality and patient safety principles in error reporting systems and disclosure, principles of human error and human factors engineering, and the ability to apply QI initiatives within a health system.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 504. Physical Assessment I. (2 Credits)

This course is the first in a two-part series designed to help students develop and apply basic skills and techniques necessary to perform a physical examination and evaluation. Topics covered include patient interviewing and the physical exam of primary care patients. Students will apply a variety of basic physical exam techniques which will sequence the topics being taught in the Clinical Medicine courses. This is a mixed lecture/laboratory course.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 505. Physical Assessment II. (2 Credits)

part two of the 2-series course in developing and applying basic skills and techniques necessary for patient history taking and communication skills. Students will continue to apply physical examination techniques in order to perform focused and full examinations and recognize normal and abnormal findings in topics covered in Clin Med 2, culminating in a complete physical examination practicum. Students will be learning to present the information in oral and written formats. This is a mixed lecture/laboratory course. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of courses in Winterim 1.

PHAS 506. Clinical Skills 1. (1 Credit)

is part 1 in a three-series laboratory course that focuses on development of the skills relevant for primary care practice which will track with Clin. Med 1 topics. The course will further contribute to the development of clinical reasoning related to case scenarios. This is a mixed lecture/laboratory course. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all courses in Summer 1.

PHAS 507. Clinical Skills 2. (1 Credit)

is part 2 of a three-series laboratory course that focuses on development of the skills relevant for primary care practice, once again following topics concurrently with Clin Med II. The course will further contribute to the development of clinical reasoning related to case scenarios. This is a mixed lecture/laboratory course. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all course in Winterim 1.

PHAS 508. Clinical Skills 3. (1 Credit)

This course is the final course in a two-part series designed to help students develop and apply basic skills and techniques necessary to perform a physical examination and evaluation. Topics covered include patient interviewing and the physical exam of primary care patients. Students will apply a variety of basic physical exam techniques which will sequence the topics being taught in the Clinical Medicine 2 course. This is a mixed lecture/laboratory course.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 509. Anatomy. (5 Credits)

This is a spring term 1 course which provides supervised dissection of human cadavers, as well as prosected specimens. Goals: The course will be a lecture and lab based format designed to allow the student to connect the structure of the human body to the organ system-based content of the specific disease states studied throughout the rest of the curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 511. Molecular Basis of Disease. (2 Credits)

This course provides PA students the foundational material for biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, immunology and molecular genetics necessary for the assimilation of future content in the rest of the PA program curriculum. Goals: Students will apply information presented in this course to the biochemical workings of the normal human body, and the molecular mechanisms that control those processes. Students should relate this material to their work in human anatomy and physiology to gain a comprehensive understanding of the human body.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 512. Primary Medicine I. (3 Credits)

This is a spring 1 term course which will focus on the physiology and pathophysiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis of disease, and management of the most common disease states in the organ systems of dermatology, ophthalmology, ear, nose throat, hematology, coagulation. Goals: The student will apply knowledge and understanding from organ system diseases in this course to other courses in the term to integrate the multiple perspectives on diagnosis, and on the prevention of disease.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 513. Labs and Diagnostics I. (2 Credits)

PHAS 514. Patient Care I. (2 Credits)

PHAS 515. Molecular Mechanisms. (3 Credits)

This course provides the student with foundational material for biochemistry, microbiology, and human genetics that is necessary for the medical profession. Both basic and applied information will be presented to enable the student to understand the biochemical workings of the normal human body (both anabolic and catabolic reactions) and the molecular mechanisms which control those processes. Pathogenesis of the major infectious diseases (bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses) and the pharmacological agents used to combat them will be presented.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 516. Pharmacotherapy I. (2 Credits)

PHAS 517. Skills for Primary Practice I. (1 Credit)

PHAS 519. PA Professional Practice I. (1 Credit)

PHAS 520. Neuroanatomy. (2 Credits)

This course covers basic principles of the human nervous system structure and function. Both the central and peripheral portions of the nervous system will be addressed. The laboratory focuses on examination of the human brain and spinal cord. Patient case examples and evidence from the neuroscience literature will be utilized to foster clinical decision-making skills related to common diseases and disorders of the nervous system.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 522. Primary Medicine II. (3 Credits)

PHAS 523. Labs & Diagnostics II. (2 Credits)

PHAS 524. Patient Care II. (1 Credit)

PHAS 525. Clinical Medicine I. (6 Credits)

Clinical Medicine I is the first of a two-course sequence addressing the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, and the prevention and treatment of diseases using a systems-based approach. Systems covered in this course include dermatology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, musculoskeletal, endocrinology, and neurology. Assignments and case studies will be used extensively to develop clinical problem-solving skills. Assessment will include case based assignments, prescription writing, oral presentations, and multiple choice exams.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 526. Pathophys & Pharmacology I. (5 Credits)

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I is an integrated approach to pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms of disease, and the pharmaceutical treatment of diseases. This course will follow a systems-based approach to disease and pharmacology. This class is taught concurrently with Clinical Medicine I and covers the basic physiology, related pathophysiology, and pharmacology principles and therapeutics relevant to the disease states covered in Clinical Medicine I.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 527. Medical Diagnostics I. (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to medical imaging, laboratory testing, and interpretation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Medical Diagnostics I is taught concurrently with Clinical Medicine I and Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I, and focuses on diagnostics relevant to diseases and conditions covered in Clinical Medicine I. The course is taught using lecture and laboratory.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 528. Pharmacotherapy II. (2 Credits)

PHAS 529. Skills for Primary Practice II. (1 Credit)

PHAS 530. Clinical Medicine II. (6 Credits)

Clinical Medicine II is the second in a two-course sequence addressing the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, and prevention and treatment of diseases using a systems-based approach. Systems covered in this course include cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, nephrology and urology, hematology, oncology, geriatrics, and infectious disease. During class, case examples and/or case studies will be used regularly.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 531. Pathophys/Pharmacology II. (5 Credits)

This lecture course is taught concurrently with Clinical Medicine Il and covers the basic physiology, related pathophysiology, and pharmacology principles and therapeutics relevant to systems and diseases covered in Clinical Medicine ll.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 532. Medical Diagnostics II. (3 Credits)

This course builds upon content taught in Medical Diagnostics I and addresses the use of medical imaging, ECG, and laboratory testing for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Medical Diagnostics II is taught concurrently with Clinical Medicine II and Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II, and focuses on diagnostics relevant to diseases covered in these courses. The course is taught using lecture, laboratory and integrated case studies.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 533. Medical Decision Making I. (1 Credit)

PHAS 535. Evidence Based Medicine. (1 Credit)

This course addresses the use of research and evidence to inform clinical practice in medicine. The class will emphasize the responsibility of physician assistants to maintain a current knowledge base. Students will learn the core principles of biostatistics, learn to use medical databases to access literature relevant for clinical decision-making, and will analyze literature related to disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 536. PA Professional Practice II. (1 Credit)

PHAS 537. Primary Medicine III. (4 Credits)

PHAS 538. Labs & Diagnostics III. (3 Credits)

PHAS 539. Patient Care III. (2 Credits)

PHAS 540. Public Health & Epidemiology. (2 Credits)

This course introduces relevant aspects of public health and epidemiology including individual and population-based preventive medicine, health promotion, and community-based practice. It is taught in Summer 1, and is a foundation for Clinical topics in the Fall and Spring semesters. The course is taught using lecture, case studies, and small group discussions.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 541. Pharmacotherapy III. (3 Credits)

PHAS 542. Skills for Primary Practice III. (2 Credits)

PHAS 543. Medical Decision Making II. (2 Credits)

PHAS 545. Emergency Medicine. (4 Credits)

Emergency Medicine is an overview of common disease states and presentations as encountered in the Emergency Department (ED). With the exception of ACLS, toxicology and a few other topics, much of the material will have been introduced to the students already in previous courses, in particular Clinical Medicine and Surgery. This course will build on this knowledge, as well as focus on the EM approach to these medical conditions. Please see the course lecture schedule for the complete list of topics.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 546. PA Professional Practice III. (1 Credit)

PHAS 547. Behavioral Medicine. (2 Credits)

PHAS 549. PA Professional Practice IV. (1 Credit)

PHAS 550. Pediatrics. (3 Credits)

Pediatrics is an introduction to pediatric diseases and disorders commonly encountered in primary care and includes well-child care and preventive pediatric medicine. Students will be introduced to the unique developmental, anatomic, and physiologic aspects of the infant through adolescence. Students will have opportunity to develop clinical skills relevant to pediatric clinical practice. This is a mixed lecture/laboratory course.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 551. Primary Medicine IV. (3 Credits)

PHAS 552. Labs & Diagnostics IV. (2 Credits)

PHAS 553. Patient Care IV. (2 Credits)

PHAS 554. Pharmacotherapy IV. (2 Credits)

PHAS 556. Skills for Primary Practice IV. (1 Credit)

PHAS 557. Medical Decision Making III. (2 Credits)

PHAS 558. Emergency Medicine for Primary Care. (3 Credits)

PHAS 559. Surgical Medicine. (3 Credits)

PHAS 560. Surgical Medicine. (3 Credits)

Surgical Medicine addresses the role of the physician assistant in surgery, commonly performed surgical procedures/skills and the evaluation and management of the surgical patient. Topics covered include principles of pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative care, common surgical procedures, sterile technique, and common surgical complications. This is a mixed lecture/laboratory course. It is important to understand that students will NOT leave this class knowing how to perform surgeries, but will recognize surgical conditions and know the basic surgical interventions for conditions.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 570. Behavioral Medicine. (2 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to the pathophysiology, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric/behavioral medicine disorders. The course will prepare students for clinical rotations in behavioral medicine.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 575. Obstetrics & Gynecology. (2 Credits)

This course addresses all aspects of women’s health including prenatal care, labor and delivery, and post-natal care, as well as disorders and diseases unique to the female reproductive system that are commonly encountered in primary care practice. This is a lecture-based course which prepares students for the laboratory portion in the spring term.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 580. Intro to Clinical Practice. (3 Credits)

Introduction to Clinical Practice provides students with the opportunity to practice patient care skills through the use of standardized patients and simulations. Students will take patient histories, perform physical examinations, and document findings as preparation for clinical rotations in the second year of the curriculum. Students will also learn how to interpret EKGs during this course.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 600. PA Seminar IV. (2 Credits)

PA Seminar IV is a culmination of the summative examinations (both written and practical) as well as the portfolio capstone project.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 610. Family Medicine Clin Pract I. (4 Credits)

This required 4-week rotation in Family Medicine will occur under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. The rotation will either occur as a single 4-week rotation addressing half of the requirement of FM, or as the first part of an 8 week clinical rotation in family medicine, which will encompass patients of all ages across the lifespan. This rotation will help the student attain competency in the development of differential diagnoses, recognizing pathophysiology, determining appropriate clinical intervention and therapeutic intervention, and management of diseases and conditions that most commonly occur in a family medicine clinical rotation. Students will develop competence in the history and physical examination of adult patients; counseling and patient education of patients and families; as well as management of chronic medical conditions, and acute exacerbations of those chronic conditions.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 611. Family Medicine Clinical Rotation I. (4 Credits)

This Family Practice clinical rotation is the first part of a total of 8 weeks required. Some students will have two 4-week clinical experiences, and some will have an 8-week clinical experience with the same preceptor at the same clinical site. Instruction will occur with supervision by a clinical preceptor who will be either a PA, NP, DO or MD. You may have more than one preceptor during a rotation, but one person will be designated as primary by the site and the program. Goals: The rotation will provide application of knowledge and skills from the didactic year to evaluation and management of patients with diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of family medicine, to include acute, emergent, and chronic medical disorders, and preventive medicine and patient education in health promotion and disease prevention. Medical care will be provided to patients of all ages including infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 612. Family Medicine Clinical Rotation II. (4 Credits)

This Family Practice clinical rotation is the second part of a total of 8 weeks required. Some students will have two 4-week clinical experiences, and some will have an 8-week clinical experience with the same preceptor at the same clinical site. Instruction will occur with supervision by a clinical preceptor who will be either a PA, NP, DO or MD. You may have more than one preceptor during a rotation, but one person will be designated as primary by the site and the program. Goals: The rotation will provide a continuation of Family Medicine 1 with a progressive focus on the application of knowledge and skills from the didactic year to evaluation and management of patients with diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of family medicine, to include acute, emergent, and chronic medical disorders, and preventive medicine and patient education in health promotion and disease prevention. Medical care will be provided to patients of all ages including infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 615. Family Medicine Clin Pract II. (4 Credits)

This required 4-week rotation in Family Medicine will occur under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. The rotation will either occur as a single 4-week rotation addressing half of the requirement of FM, or as the second part of an 8 week clinical rotation in family medicine, which will encompass patients of all ages across the lifespan. This rotation will help the student attain competency in the development of differential diagnoses, recognizing pathophysiology, determining appropriate clinical intervention and therapeutic intervention, and management of diseases and conditions that most commonly occur in a family medicine clinical rotation. Students will develop competence in the history and physical examination of adult patients; counseling and patient education of patients and families; as well as management of chronic medical conditions, and acute exacerbations of those chronic conditions.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 620. Internal Medicine Clin Pract I. (4 Credits)

This required 4-week rotation in Internal Medicine will occur under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. The rotation will either occur as a single 4-week rotation addressing half of the requirement of IM, or as the first part of an 8 week clinical rotation in Internal Medicine, specifically focusing on adults and geriatric patients. This rotation will help the student attain competency in the development of differential diagnoses, recognizing pathophysiology, determining appropriate clinical intervention and therapeutic intervention, and management of diseases and conditions that most commonly occur in an internal medicine clinical rotation or hospital-based rotation. Students will develop competence in the history and physical examination of adult patients; counseling and patient education of patients and families; as well as management of chronic medical conditions, and acute exacerbations of those chronic conditions.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 621. Internal Medicine Clinical Rotation I. (4 Credits)

This Internal Practice clinical rotation is the first part of a total of 8 weeks required. Some students will have two 4-week clinical experiences, and some will have an 8-week clinical experience with the same preceptor at the same clinical site. Instruction will occur with supervision by a clinical preceptor who will be either a PA, NP, DO or MD. You may have more than one preceptor during a rotation, but one person will be designated as primary by the site and the program. Goals: The rotation will provide application of knowledge and skills from the didactic year to evaluation and management of patients with diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of internal medicine, to include acute, emergent, and chronic medical disorders, and preventive medicine and patient education in health promotion and disease prevention. This rotation may be inpatient or outpatient, or a combination of both. Medical care will be provided to adult and geriatric patients.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 622. Internal Medicine Clinical Rotation II. (4 Credits)

This Internal Practice clinical rotation is the second part of a total of 8 weeks required. Some students will have two 4-week clinical experiences, and some will have an 8-week clinical experience with the same preceptor at the same clinical site. Instruction will occur with supervision by a clinical preceptor who will be either a PA, NP, DO or MD. You may have more than one preceptor during a rotation, but one person will be designated as primary by the site and the program. Goals: The rotation will provide a continuation of Internal Medicine 1 with a progressive focus on the application of knowledge and skills from the didactic year to the evaluation and management of patients with diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of internal medicine, to include acute, emergent, and chronic medical disorders, and preventive medicine and patient education in health promotion and disease prevention. This rotation may be inpatient or outpatient, or a combination of both. Medical care will be provided to adult and geriatric patients.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 623. Women's Health Clinical Rotation. (4 Credits)

This required 4-week rotation in Women’s Health occurs with instruction from a clinical preceptor who will be either a PA, NP, DO or MD. You may have more than one preceptor during a rotation, but one person will be designated as primary by the site and the program. This clinical experience is designed to familiarize you with all aspects of Women’s Health. Goals: The rotation will provide application of knowledge and skills from the didactic year to evaluation and management of patients with diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of women’s health for adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. You will provide management and treatment of acute, chronic, routine, prenatal, and preventative medical issues encountered within a gynecology and obstetrics setting.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 624. Pediatric Clinical Rotation. (4 Credits)

This required 4 week rotation for Pediatrics will take place in an outpatient pediatric clinic. Instruction will occur with supervision by a clinical preceptor who will be either a PA, NP, DO or MD. You may have more than one preceptor during a rotation, but one person will be designated as primary by the site and the program. Goals: The rotation will provide application of knowledge and skills from the didactic year to the evaluation and management of pediatric patients with diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of pediatrics, to include acute, chronic and preventive medicine encounters with patient education in health promotion and disease prevention. Medical care will be provided to pediatric patients, including infants, children, and adolescents.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 625. Internal Medicine Clin Prac II. (4 Credits)

This required 4-week rotation in Internal Medicine will occur under the supervision of a clinical preceptor as a separate 4-week experience in IM, or as the second part of an 8-week clinical experience in IM. Two four-week rotations in Internal Medicine are required. The rotation will further address the development of differential diagnoses, pathophysiology, clinical intervention and therapeutic intervention, and management of diseases and conditions that most commonly occur in an internal medicine clinical rotation or hospital-based rotation to improve student competency. Students will continue to develop competence in the history and physical examination of adult patients; counseling and patient education of patients and families; as well as management of chronic medical conditions, and acute exacerbations of those chronic conditions.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 630. Women's Health. (4 Credits)

This required 4-week rotation in Women’s Health will occur under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. The rotation will further the development of differential diagnoses, pathophysiology, clinical intervention and therapeutic intervention, and management of diseases and conditions that most commonly occur in female patients. Students will continue to develop competence in the history and physical examination of female patients with both gynecologic and obstetric surveillance and management as well as intervention for clinical pathology. Students will improve competence in counseling and patient education of patients and families; as well as management of chronic medical conditions, and acute exacerbations of gynecologic and obstetric conditions

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 631. Behavioral Medicine Clinical Rotation. (4 Credits)

This Behavioral Medicine clinical rotation is a 4 week required rotation. Instruction will occur with supervision by a clinical preceptor who will be either a PA, NP, DO or MD. You may have more than one preceptor during a rotation, but one person will be designated as primary by the site and the program. Goals: The rotation will provide application of knowledge and skills from the didactic year to evaluation and management of patients with mental health diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of psychiatric and behavioral medicine, to include acute, emergent, and chronic disorders, in patient populations across the life span including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. This rotation may be inpatient, outpatient, or a combination of both.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 632. Surgical Medicine Clinical Rotation. (4 Credits)

This 4 week General Surgery clinical experience occurs with the supervision of a clinical preceptor who will either be a PA, NP, DO or MD. You may have more than one preceptor during a rotation, but one person will be designated as primary by the site and the program. Goals: This rotation is designed to allow the student exposure to a wide variety of surgical problems. Students will participate in pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care of patients, from adolescent to adult and elderly, in an office, surgical, and/or hospital setting. This rotation will provide application of knowledge and skills from the didactic year to pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative evaluation and management of surgical patients with acute and chronic diseases.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 633. Emergency Medicine Clinical Rotation. (4 Credits)

This required 4 week rotation in Emergency Medicine will occur with direct supervision by Board Certified Emergency Medicine physicians. Additionally, daily instruction will occur with supervision by a clinical preceptor who will be either a PA, NP, DO or MD. You may have more than one preceptor during a rotation, but one person will be designated as primary by the site and the program. Goals: The rotation will provide application of knowledge and skills from the didactic year to evaluation and management of patients with diseases and conditions who present to hospital-based emergency departments. You will evaluate, triage, develop differential diagnoses, and procedural and medical management for patients of all ages with urgent and emergent medical or surgical conditions.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 635. Pediatric Clinical Practicum. (4 Credits)

This required 4-week rotation in Pediatric Medicine is under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. The rotation addresses the pathophysiology, evaluation differential diagnosis, and management of diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of pediatrics. Students will become more proficient at performing pediatric history and physical examinations, well child checks, counseling patients and their families, as well as screening for developmental milestones.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 640. Emerg Medicine Clin Practicum. (4 Credits)

This required 4-week rotation in Emergency Medicine is under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. The rotation addresses the pathophysiology, evaluation differential diagnosis, and management of diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of hospital emergency medicine.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 641. Elective Clinical Rotation I. (4 Credits)

This 4 week elective rotation allows students, in consultation with their academic advisors, to select either an area of medical practice interest, or an area of medical practice in which they seek reinforcement of clinical acumen. Elective rotations require a case presentation at completion. All logging requirements continue, and all experiences occur with instruction and supervision by a clinical preceptor.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 642. Elective Clinical Rotation II. (4 Credits)

This 4 week elective rotation allows students, in consultation with their academic advisors, to select either an area of medical practice interest, or an area of medical practice in which they seek reinforcement of clinical acumen. Elective rotations require a case presentation at completion. All logging requirements continue, and all experiences occur with instruction and supervision by a clinical preceptor.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 645. Surgery Clinical Practicum. (4 Credits)

This required 4-week rotation in Surgical Medicine is under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. The rotation addresses the pathophysiology, evaluation differential diagnosis, and management of diseases and conditions that occur in the practice of surgery. Students will participate in the care of pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative patients, learn about indications, contraindications and complications related to the surgical patient, and assist in surgery.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 650. Behavioral Medicine Clin Pract. (4 Credits)

This required 4 week rotation in Behavioral Medicine is under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. The rotation addresses the pathophysiology, evaluation, differential diagnosis, and management of diseases and conditions in psychiatry and behavioral medicine. Students will develop competency in managing patients with behavioral health issues including diagnosis, treatment, and observing counseling. (Expected minimum of 32-40 hours a week)

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 651. Summative Assessment. (2 Credits)

The Summative Assessment is a culmination of all student assessments designed for the students to demonstrate entry-level competency as a Physician Assistant in all aspects of primary medical care. Assessment will include demonstration of competency in each of the Program Learning Outcomes required for successful completion of the PA program. The assessment will occur over two days, following a three day study and review opportunity for students.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 655. Clinical Practicum Elect I. (4 Credits)

This 4-week rotation allows students, in consultation with their academic advisors, to select either an area of medical practice interest, or an area of medical practice in which they deem themselves weak, to allow additional clinical practice experience. Elective rotations require a case presentation at completion. All logging requirements continue. All experiences occur with supervision of a clinical preceptor.

Prerequisite: None

PHAS 660. Clinical Practicum Elect II. (4 Credits)

This 4-week rotation allows students, in consultation with their academic advisors, to select either an area of medical practice interest, or an area of medical practice in which they deem themselves weak, to allow additional clinical practice experience. Elective rotations require a case presentation at completion. All logging requirements continue. All experiences occur with supervision of a clinical preceptor.

Prerequisite: None