Physician Assistant (PA)

PA 5011 Pharmacology for the Physician Assistant

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: General principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used to treat human disease. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6771.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Contact: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5012 Clinical Anatomy for Allied Health

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: This course presents gross structure of the human body using a regional approach. Topics include topographic and functional anatomy, and clinical correlations as appropriate for graduate students in their intended specified program. The course provides the descriptive basis for understanding human structure and function encountered in succeeding courses and professional practice. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 5122.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 3 Contact: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5021 Radiology Evaluation and Assessment

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Physician Assistant program.

Description: To introduce the student to the fundamental principles, equipment and common methods and procedures of radiography. May not be used for degree credit with MAT 5412.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Contact: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5031 Microbiology for the Physician Assistant

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: Infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, their structure, genetics and mechanisms of pathogenesis in human disease. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6791.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Contact: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5041 Lab Medicine

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: Laboratory Medicine for the PA is designed to provide students with a background in various laboratory tests used to help in differentiating disease processes and confirming diagnoses. It is intended to be introductive and generalized concepts in the use and interpretation of laboratory tests with the understanding that more in-depth discussion will be continued in the individual systems courses.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Contact: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5104 Medical Science Foundations

Prerequisites: BIOM 5215; acceptance into the PA program.

Description: The integration of structure and function of the human body with a functional analysis of the organ systems. Comprehension of the physiologic principles and control mechanisms that maintain homeostasis. Discussion of all systems of the body and analysis of various interrelationships. The fundamental dynamic view of physiology upon which subsequent clinical learning is dependent. Problem-solving techniques utilized to develop and examine student understanding. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 5616.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 4 Contact: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5111 Pediatrics Course

Prerequisites: BIOM 5215; acceptance into the PA program.

Description: The Pediatrics Course is an intensive course solely focused on the practice of pediatric medicine. Participation in the Pediatric Course will provide students with the foundational knowledge needed prior to their pediatric clerkship.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Contact: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5112 Developing the Physician Assistant I

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: Developing the Physician Assistant is an ongoing course that extends throughout the physician assistant program curriculum. The course is designed to develop in PA students the skills and motivation necessary to become successful, compassionate, and competent physician assistant and life-long learners. Developing the Physician Assistant is intended to serve as a bridge between the classroom activities of the didactic year and the clinical rotations.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Contact: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5113 Respiratory System

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: Provides integrated biomedical study of the human respiratory system. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6870.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Contact: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5121 Rural Health

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program.

Description: This course will educate students on the unique factors of providing healthcare in rural and underserved communities.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Contact: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5123 Clinical Care Foundations I

Prerequisites: Admission into the PA program.

Description: Clinical Care Foundations I is designed to teach students the practical and professional skills necessary to become competent and compassionate PAs. CCF is taught longitudinally throughout curriculum. It provides educational experiences that will further develop patient interviewing, and physical examination skills learned in previous courses. Longitudinal content includes bioethics, health promotion and disease prevention, diagnostics and therapeutics, professionalism, and clinical documentation.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Contact: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5124 Cardiovascular System

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: Provides integrated biomedical study of the human cardiovascular system. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6810.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 4 Contact: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5133 Hematology System

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: Provides integrated biomedical study of the human blood and lymphatics, and associated disorders. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6830.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Contact: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5143 Genitourinary System

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: Provides integrated biomedical study of the human renal system. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6850.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Contact: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5211 Addiction Medicine

Prerequisites: Admission into the PA program.

Description: The Addiction Medicine Course aims to enhance the student’s awareness of addiction-related risks and the outcomes associated with abuse, particularly focusing on the pharmacology and treatment of drug dependence. The course will also enhance the student’s knowledge of identifying signs of intoxication, diagnosing and treating substance use disorders. This course will prepare students for clinical rotations and future practice as clinicians.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Contact: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5213 Clinical Care Foundations II

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program; PA 5123 Clinical Care Foundations I.

Description: Clinical Care Foundations II is designed to teach students the practical and professional skills necessary to become competent and compassionate PAs. CCF is taught longitudinally throughout curriculum. It provides educational experiences that will further develop patient interviewing, and physical examination skills learned in previous courses. Longitudinal content includes bioethics, health promotion and disease prevention, diagnostics and therapeutics, professionalism, and clinical documentation.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Contact: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5221 Obesity Medicine Course

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: The Obesity Medicine Course is an intensive course solely focused on an evidence-based approach to the prevention, assessment, and management of obesity.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Contact: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5222 Developing the Physician Assistant II

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program; PA 5112 Developing the PA I.

Description: Developing the Physician Assistant is an ongoing course that extends throughout the physician assistant program curriculum. The course is designed to develop in PA students the skills and motivation necessary to become successful, compassionate, and competent physician assistant and life-long learners. Developing the Physician Assistant is intended to serve as a bridge between the classroom activities of the didactic year and the clinical rotations.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Contact: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5223 Gastrointestinal/Hepatic System

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: Provides integrated biomedical study of the human gastrointestinal and hepatic systems. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6820.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Contact: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5224 Nervous System

Prerequisites: Admission into the PA program.

Description: Provides integrated biomedical study of the human nervous system. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6910.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 4 Contact: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5231 Geriatrics Medicine Course

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA program.

Description: The goal of the course is to increase the PA students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes about aging issues and older adults so that students are better prepared to provide quality, compassionate care to older patients.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Contact: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5232 Musculoskeletal/Integument System

Description: Provides integrated biomedical study of the human musculoskeletal system and associated disorders. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6840.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Contact: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5233 Psychiatry

Prerequisites: Admission into the PA program.

Description: Provides clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, etiology (including pathophysiological etiologies), basic pharmacology of medications used to treat the disorder, clinical pharmacology, and psychosocial treatments. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6880.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Contact: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5234 Clinical Care Foundations III

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Physician Assistant Program, PA 5213 Clinical Care Foundations II, PA 5123 Clinical Care Foundations I.

Description: Clinical Care Foundations III is designed to teach students the practical and professional skills necessary to become competent and compassionate PAs. CCF is taught longitudinally throughout curriculum. It provides educational experiences that will further develop patient interviewing, and physical examination skills learned in previous courses. Longitudinal content includes bioethics, health promotion and disease prevention, diagnostics and therapeutics, professionalism, and clinical documentation.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Contact: 5

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5242 Developing the Physician Assistant III

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Physician Assistant Program, PA 5112 Developing the Physician Assistant I, PA 5222 Developing the Physician Assistant II.

Description: Developing the Physician Assistant is an ongoing course that extends throughout the physician assistant program curriculum. The course is designed to develop in PA students the skills and motivation necessary to become successful, compassionate, and competent physician assistant and life-long learners. Developing the Physician Assistant is intended to serve as a bridge between the classroom activities of the didactic year and the clinical rotations.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Contact: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5243 Endocrine System

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PA Program.

Description: The Endocrine System Course is designed to integrate biomedical and clinical knowledge to provide the student with the background to address basic and clinical aspects of the endocrine system. The course will include the physiology, anatomy, and pathology of the endocrine system, as well as common medical conditions that present to the primary care and/or emergency settings, and the behavioral, pharmacological, or surgical treatments that correct or manage such conditions. Same course as BIOM 6900.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Contact: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5252 Integrated Systems Review

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Physician Assistant Program.

Description: The course is designed to integrate biomedical and clinical knowledge across systems, providing PA students with the medical knowledge required to optimize performance on the PANCE. The course will focus on strategies for success including organization, time management, test-taking skills, and learning strategies that enhance long-term retention of material.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Contact: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5253 Reproductive System

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Physician Assistant Program.

Description: Provides integrated biomedical study of the male and female human reproductive systems and reproductive biology. May not be used for degree credit with BIOM 6860.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Contact: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5302 Developing the Physician Assistant IV

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Physician Assistant Program; PA 5112 Completion of Developing the Physician Assistant I, PA 5222 Completion of Developing the Physician Assistant II, PA 5242 Completion of Developing the Physician Assistant III.

Description: Developing the Physician Assistant is an ongoing course that extends throughout the physician assistant program curriculum. The course is designed to develop in PA students the skills and motivation necessary to become successful, compassionate, and competent physician assistant and life-long learners. Developing the Physician Assistant is intended to serve as a bridge between the classroom activities of the didactic year and the clinical rotations.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Contact: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5404 Family Medicine I

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: Students are required to have clinical training in family medicine. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develop procedural skills. They participate in direct patient care and learn what it takes to be a primary care provider.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5414 Family Medicine II

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: Students are required to have clinical training in family medicine. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develop procedural skills. They participate in direct patient care and learn what it takes to be a primary care provider.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5424 Internal Medicine I

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: Students are required to have clinical training in internal medicine. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develop procedural skills. They participate in direct patient care in the outpatient and inpatient settings. They gain experience in what it takes to be a primary care provider.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5434 Internal Medicine II

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: Students are required to have clinical training in internal medicine. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develop procedural skills. They participate in direct patient care in the outpatient and inpatient settings. They gain experience in what it takes to be a primary care provider.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5444 Emergency Medicine I

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: Emergency Medicine Rotation is required as part of the clinical training. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develop procedural skills. They advance their base of knowledge in pursuit of answers to questions that arise during patient care through assigned readings and interactions with the medical staff. Skill development occurs as students are involved in direct patient care in the emergency room.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5454 Emergency Medicine II

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: Emergency Medicine Rotation is required as part of the clinical training. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develop procedural skills. They advance their base of knowledge in pursuit of answers to questions that arise during patient care through assigned readings and interactions with the medical staff. Skill development occurs as students are involved in direct patient care in the emergency room.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5464 Obstetrics & Gynecology

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: An OB/GYN Rotation is required as part of the clinical training. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develops procedural skills. They advance their base of knowledge in pursuit of answers to questions that arise during patient care through assigned readings and interactions with the medical staff. Skill development occurs as students apply knowledge from pre-clinical coursework to those clinical problems encountered while performing clerkship duties.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5474 Pediatrics

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: A Pediatric Rotation is required as part of the clinical training. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develop procedural skills. They advance their base of knowledge in pursuit of answers to questions that arise during patient care through assigned readings and interactions with the medical staff. Skill development occurs as students apply knowledge from pre-clinical coursework to those clinical problems encountered while performing clerkship duties.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5484 Behavioral Health

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: A Psychiatric Rotation is required as part of the clinical training. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develop procedural skills. They advance their base of knowledge in pursuit of answers to questions that arise during patient care through assigned readings and interactions with the medical staff. Skill development occurs as students apply knowledge from pre-clinical coursework to those clinical problems encountered while performing clerkship duties.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5494 General Surgery

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: A General Surgery Rotation is required as part of the clinical training. During this rotation, students extend their knowledge of clinical medicine and develop procedural skills. They advance their base of knowledge in pursuit of answers to questions that arise during patient care through assigned readings and interactions with the medical staff. Skill development occurs as students are directly involved in surgery cases.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5504 Medicine Elective I

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: This rotation is an elective in a medicine subspecialty of the student’s choice. This clinical rotation provides hands-on experience in the clinic, hospital, and surgical suite. It will allow a student to advance their base of knowledge in surgical subspecialties through direct patient care. Skill development occurs as students apply knowledge from pre-clinical coursework to those clinical problems encountered while performing clinical duties.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 4 Contact: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5514 Medicine Elective II

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: This rotation is an elective in a medicine subspecialty of the student’s choice. This clinical rotation provides hands-on experience in the clinic, hospital, and surgical suite. It will allow a student to advance their base of knowledge in surgical subspecialties through direct patient care. Skill development occurs as students apply knowledge from pre-clinical coursework to those clinical problems encountered while performing clinical duties.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5524 Medicine Elective III

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: This rotation is an elective in a medicine subspecialty of the student’s choice. This clinical rotation provides hands-on experience in the clinic, hospital, and surgical suite. It will allow a student to advance their base of knowledge in surgical subspecialties through direct patient care. Skill development occurs as students apply knowledge from pre-clinical coursework to those clinical problems encountered while performing clinical duties.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health

PA 5534 Surgery Elective

Prerequisites: Admission into the Physician Assistant Program; completion of the Didactic portion of the PA curriculum.

Description: This rotation is an elective in a surgical subspecialty of the student’s choice. This clinical rotation provides hands-on experience in the clinic, hospital, and surgical suite. It will allow a student to advance their base of knowledge in surgical subspecialties through direct patient care. Skill development occurs as students apply knowledge from pre-clinical coursework to those clinical problems encountered while performing clinical duties.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Contact: 4 Other: 4

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Allied Health