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Physician Assistant Studies Courses:
Second Year - Summer Semester

* Required

PHAS 7050* Intro to Medical History/Physical Exam

Consists of two phases. The first portion of the course develops the student's interviewing skills eliciting a complete medical history. The second portion of the course instructs the student in the methods and modalities to complete an entire adult wellness exam. At the conclusion of the course, the student is expected to be competent in eliciting a complete medical history and physical exam, appropriately documenting the exam including all positive and negative findings. Medical terminology is reviewed throughout the course.

Prereq: Admitted to the PA Program.

Course Component: Lecture

 

4cr

PHAS 7080* Evidence-Based Medicine

Provides a practical approach to making sound medical decisions based on current evidence in medical literature. Using a series of didactic presentations, group exercises, independent inquiry and reading, students learn the basic principles of evidence-based medicine. Basic skills in accessing MEDLINE and other medical databases will be emphasized and practiced. Research principles, research ethics, and basic statistical analysis are introduced. Students use their foundation in EBM throughout their didactic and clinical education. Skills learned will be essential in formulating and completing the capstone project in the 3rd PA year.

Prereq: Admitted to the PA Program.

Course Component: Lecture

2cr

PHAS 7090 Intro. to Clinical Medicine

Introduction to preventative medicine healthcare with focus on screening guidelines and treatment protocols throughout the lifecycle. Emphasis on disease prevention with attention given to the unique needs of diverse and underserved patient populations. Clinical genetics and immunogenetics are introduced linking current research to practical clinical medicine in advancing the understanding of the molecular basis of genetic concepts to practical clinical application. Introduction to oncology, it's clinical presentation, diagnostics, and therapeutics, as well as the role of preventative medicine in cancer, is addressed incorporating basic knowledge of gene expression and genetic patterns.

Prereq: Admitted to the PA Program.

 

3cr

PHAS 7270* Diagnostics Technology

Consists of three distinct class sections: a 12-Lead ECG interpretation section, a radiology section, and a laboratory section. Provides a broad introduction to these topics that are expanded upon in PHAS 7110, 7111, and 7115. The ECG interpretation section will provide students with a systematic methods of interpreting a 12-Lead ECG with respect to rate, rhythm and blocks, electrical axis determination, hypertrophy (atria and ventricles), ischemia/injury/infarction, and miscellaneous drug, electrolyte, disease, and pacemaker effects. The radiology section will provide students with a systematic method of interpreting common radiographic studies seen in primary care. The laboratory section emphasizes the utilization of laboratory methods for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The content focuses on those aspects pertinent to the provision of ambulatory primary care.

Prereq: Admitted to the PA Program.

Course Component: Lecture 

 

4cr

PHAS 7245* Professional and Ethical Issues

Emphasizes current issues facing the profession, including legal and ethical problems, and the unique place of PAs within the health care system. Familiarizes students with the history and traditions of the PA profession. Complemented by information about certification, licensure, employment, professional organizations and political/legislative topics. A significant portion of the course confronts ethical issues facing today's Physician Assistants.

Prereq: Admitted to the PA Program.

Course Component: Lecture

 

2cr

Total:

15cr



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Marquette University Physician Assistant Studies
1700 Building, 1700 W. Wells St.
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881

Phone: (414) 288-5688
FAX: (414) 288-7951