Physician Associate Studies (PAS)

PAS 601. Introduction to the Healthcare Professions (Physician Associate). (1)

A didactic year course that traces the history and development of the PA profession. Students will explore the role of team membership, healthcare systems, and policy at the local and federal levels that govern healthcare delivery models within individual and community health. Additional discussions will include clinician responsibilities, professionalism, licensure, and advocacy.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 602, PAS 603, PAS 611, PAS 612, PAS 613, PAS 621, PAS 622, PAS 623.

PAS 602. Patient Engagement and Documentation. (2)

A didactic year course designed to introduce the student to basic medical interviewing procedures and techniques necessary to accomplish an appropriate medical history. Students will learn the basics within the art of medical familiarity, gleaning appropriate information necessary to synthesize and apply within the broader framework of the patient encounter.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 601, PAS 603, PAS 611, PAS 612, PAS 613, PAS 621, PAS 622, PAS 623.

PAS 603. Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Research. (3)

A didactic year course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively cultivate a systematic review process of the medical literature that serves to support or change medical practice. The student will consider the ethics of scientific investigation, formulating clinical questions, evaluating the literature in light of their unique clinical question, contemporary healthcare law, and clinical practice, as well as how to apply their skill set into the standard of care in the healthcare industry- including the development of evidence-based medicine and practice defining models into practice guidelines.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 601, PAS 602, PAS 611, PAS 612, PAS 613, PAS 621, PAS 622, PAS 623.

PAS 604. Clinical Bioethics and Professional Conduct. (1)

This didactic year course is designed to help the student develop an appreciation of bioethics in clinical practice by exploring the role of human behavior, philosophical, religious, psychosocial, and legal impacts on medicine and practice. This course will provide examinations of impacts on the medical community by considering common clinical questions and challenges that risk complicating healthcare delivery. Particular consideration will be lent to patient and family impacts of privacy, clinical and patient integrity, decision making capacity, informed and implied consent, medical documentation, end of life and treatment of limited and complex patient, broadened and limited scope and responsibility, and advocacy of the patient and the healthcare teams.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 614, PAS 624, PAS 625, PAS 626, PAS 627.

PAS 611. Pharmacology. (2)

This didactic year course is a system-based approach to introduce the student to basic pharmacology concepts necessary for an understanding of clinical pharmacology and resource stewardship. This course includes concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics; including receptor physiology, and introduces pathophysiologic basis for selection of pharmacotherapeutic agents in disease states and prescriptive stewardship of agent selection to preserve efficacy, community health and reduced societal cost.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 601, PAS 602, PAS 603, PAS 612, PAS 613, PAS 621, PAS 622, PAS 623.

PAS 612. Introduction to the Human Body and Pathophysiology of Disease. (7)

A didactic year course designed to help the student review normal human anatomy as a whole, then briefly consider each system and structure as a vital part within the entire human body. Using state of the art cadaver and technology labs to lay the foundation of variances within normal human anatomy, the course will explore the pathophysiology of unafflicted organ systems and introduce the general underlying process of human disease, including the role of genetics.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 601, PAS 602, PAS 603, PAS 611, PAS 613, PAS 621, PAS 622, PAS 623.

PAS 613. Preventive Medicine and Nutrition. (2)

This didactic year course is designed to help the student develop an appreciation for the role of public health policy as an instrument of disease prevention. This course will explore a broad landscape of preventive health strategies by Non-Government and Government agencies, including the Centers of Disease Control and the US Preventive Services Task Force, as well as the role that such agencies have in formation of policy statements, law, and aims meant to serve societal trust. The role of foods and nutrition in preserving health and wellbeing, challenges and impacts on pharmacotherapy, and even herbal and alternative agents will also be considered.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 601, PAS 602, PAS 603, PAS 611, PAS 612, PAS 621, PAS 622, PAS 623.

PAS 614. Introduction to Clinical Point-of-Care Ultrasound I. (2)

A didactic year course designed to develop a student’s knowledge and skills to navigate the roles, responsibilities, and limitations of the bedside ultrasound in clinical practice. Students will explore the clinical use and professional maintenance of ultrasound equipment, unique terminology, physics, limitations and benefits of various tissue density and transducers, variable image display methods, and appropriate use of doppler imaging.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 604, PAS 624, PAS 625, PAS 626, PAS 627.

PAS 621. Behavioral Health. (3)

A didactic course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills, knowledge and sensitivity in order to intervene effectively for a variety of psychiatric, emotional, and social concerns that are presented by patients, family members, bystanders and personnel in the community and health care settings. Students will gain skills in the evaluation, diagnosis, acute and chronic management, and pharmacotherapeutic stewardship and treatment of patients with a variety of mental health challenges.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 601, PAS 602, PAS 603, PAS 611, PAS 612, PAS 613, PAS 622, PAS 623.

PAS 622. Dermatology. (2)

A didactic clinical medicine module course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge to recognize, confirm and treat common, uncommon and complex dermatologic conditions. The student will consider the role of pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic treatment and surgical management of various expressions of disease discussed within this course.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 601, PAS 602, PAS 603, PAS 611, PAS 612, PAS 613 , PAS 621, PAS 623.

PAS 623. Immunology and Infectious Disease. (3)

This didactic clinical medicine module course is designed to help the student develop knowledge of the role of major problems in infectious diseases and the immune response. The student will develop skills to establish a framework for recognition, diagnosis and management of minor through major infectious disease complications; including differentiation of variable disease states within numerous patient populations. Students will explore evaluation, diagnostic criteria (including common decision rules) and studies (microbiology lab), as well as treatment within various disease continuums, including prevention and targeted treatment regimens, and the significance of antibiotic stewardship.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 601, PAS 602, PAS 603, PAS 611, PAS 612, PAS 613, PAS 621, PAS 622.

PAS 624. Hematology and Oncology. (3)

This didactic clinical medicine module course is designed to help the student increase knowledge of developmental and pathologic disease states within the circulatory and various organ systems. This course will explore the vital role of blood components, including uncomplicated development and the formation and progression of abnormalities. Discussions will also include organ system development, genetic factors and behavioral influences on uncomplicated and complicated disease states, benign versus malignant diseases, appropriate investigation/diagnostics and treatment measures for each.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 604, PAS 614, PAS 625, PAS 626, PAS 627.

PAS 625. Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Dentition. (3)

A didactic clinical medicine module course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge to recognize, evaluate and treat ocular, otolaryngologic and maxillofacial disease. This course will explore healthy embryologic development, anatomy, physiology and functions the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth and throat. Discussions will include the role of genetic and social behaviors on the development and expressions of disease, common symptoms and physical examination findings, appropriate investigation/diagnostics, treatments, and the role of prevention on disease development and progression.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 604, PAS 614, PAS 624, PAS 626, PAS 627.

PAS 626. Cardiovascular Medicine. (9)

A didactic clinical medicine module course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the unique challenges of prevention, screening, examinations, and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system; including afflictions across a across all ages, genders and ethnicities. The course will explore normal anatomy, genetic and psychosocial factors that contribute to the development of disease risk, health screenings, common signs and symptoms of disease expression, appropriate diagnostic investigation, primary and secondary prevention, treatment across patient presentations, and prognosis of various disease states.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 604, PAS 614, PAS 624, PAS 625, PAS 627.

PAS 627. Endocrinology. (3)

A didactic clinical medicine module course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the impact of the endocrine system on the human body. This course will explore the role of neuroendocrine function throughout all age ranges, beginning with fetal development. Discussions will include the role of genetic and social behaviors on the development and expressions of disease, common symptoms and physical examination findings, appropriate investigation/diagnostics, treatments across patient presentations, and prognosis of various disease states.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 604, PAS 614, PAS 624, PAS 625, PAS 626.

PAS 628. Genitourinary/Nephrology. (3)

A didactic clinical medicine module course designed to help the student to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the impact of various manifestations of genitourinary and renal diseases. Students discuss normal anatomy and physiology, the role of genetic and social behaviors on the development and expressions of disease, common symptoms and physical examination findings, appropriate investigation/diagnostics, treatments across patient presentations and prognosis of various disease states.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 629, PAS 631, PAS 632, PAS 633.

PAS 629. Pulmonology. (4)

A didactic clinical medicine module course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the impact of various manifestations of acute and chronic afflictions of the lungs. Students discuss normal anatomy and physiology, the role of genetic and social behaviors on the development and expressions of disease, common symptoms and physical examination findings, appropriate investigation/diagnostics, treatments across patient presentations and prognosis of various disease states.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 628, PAS 631, PAS 632, PAS 633.

PAS 631. Gastroenterology. (5)

A didactic clinical medicine module course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively evaluate and treat conditions of the gastrointestinal system. Students discuss normal anatomy and physiology, the role of genetic and social behaviors on the development and expressions of disease, appropriate health screening exams, common symptoms and physical examination findings, appropriate investigation/diagnostics, treatments across patient presentations and prognosis of various disease states.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 628, PAS 629, PAS 632, PAS 633.

PAS 632. Musculoskeletal System and Rheumatologic Diseases. (6)

A didactic clinical medicine module course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively evaluate and treat conditions of the musculoskeletal structures and rheumatologic conditions. Students discuss normal anatomy and physiology, the role of genetics on the development of disease and/or injury, common symptoms and physical examination findings, appropriate investigation/diagnostics across patient presentations, treatment for acute and chronic disease states, the role of social factors on disease progression or delayed healing, and the prognosis of various disease and/or injury patterns.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 628, PAS 629, PAS 631, PAS 633.

PAS 633. Neurology. (4)

A didactic clinical medicine module course designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively evaluate and treat conditions of the central and peripheral nervous system. Students discuss normal anatomy and physiology, the role of genetic and social behaviors on the development and expressions of disease, common symptoms and physical examination findings, appropriate investigation/diagnostics, treatments across patient presentations and prognosis of various disease states.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 628, PAS 629, PAS 631, PAS 632.

PAS 640. Internship. (0-12; maximum 6)

PAS 641. Women's Health. (3)

A didactic year course designed to help the student explore health topics unique to women throughout all phases of life, including adolescence through post-menopause. Students discuss normal anatomy and physiology of vaginal, uterine and breast health; the role of genetic and social behaviors on the development and expressions of disease; screening examinations; common symptoms and physical examination findings; appropriate investigation/diagnostics; treatments across patient presentations and prognosis of various disease states. Discussions will also include the role of invasive and non-invasive family planning, uncomplicated and complicated pregnancy, and early post-partum recovery.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 642, PAS 643, PAS 644, PAS 645, PAS 651, PAS 681.

PAS 642. Medical Emergencies and Trauma. (4)

A didactic year course that is designed to help the student develop an integrated approach to surgical trauma and emergency care. Students will explore common patient symptoms and physical examination findings within a continuum of early to late disease; appropriate diagnostics and treatment; principles of resuscitation for both the medical and trauma patients; interdisciplinary practices and logistics in variable healthcare systems, including urban and rural challenges in health.
Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 641, PAS 643, PAS 644, PAS 645, PAS 651, PAS 681.

PAS 643. Pediatrics. (3)

A didactic year course designed to introduce the student to well health, common disorders, and emergencies of the pediatric population. Discussion includes neonatal and child development; congenital abnormalities; screening with developmental benchmarks and milestones; disease prevention through nutrition and immunizations; examiner, parental, and patient interaction; recognition of health threats and emergencies; appropriate diagnostic examinations; various treatments and resuscitation and care in the pediatric emergency.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 641, PAS 642, PAS 644, PAS 645, PAS 651, PAS 681.

PAS 644. General Surgical Management. (1)

A didactic year course that will prepare the student for the unique demands and challenges within the clinical surgical experience. This course will explore pre-operative screening and preparation of the elective procedure; operating room etiquette, instruments and principles of infection control; intraoperative techniques of hemostasis and wound healing; and post-operative recovery, observation, and management of complications.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 641, PAS 642, PAS 643, PAS 645, PAS 651, PAS 681.

PAS 645. Geriatric Patients. (1)

A didactic year course that allows the student to apply knowledge gained over the didactic year to older patients. Discussion will include the unique physiology of the aging population and the role of comorbidities on quality of life and acute disease states. Students will also be challenged to consider the psychosocial effects of age, experience of loss, spiritual reflections, and functional activity within various physical, mental, spiritual needs and future planning, as well as the role of family and community dynamics affecting the geriatric patient.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 641, PAS 642, PAS 643, PAS 644, PAS 651, PAS 681.

PAS 651. Integrated Healthcare Systems: Law, Policy, and the Professional. (1)

This clinical year course will allow the student to explore various professional topics that affect practicing clinicians, including laws and regulations that govern practice, policy development, and professional advocacy. Discussions include the role of the provider in contemporary healthcare systems, advocacy of care, patient-centered medical homes, cost effectiveness, and access to healthcare across diverse populations. The student will develop the skills to navigate their role as a leader within complex healthcare systems, learning to professionally and compassionately articulate those goals to their patients, communities, colleagues and professional leadership.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 641, PAS 642, PAS 643, PAS 644, PAS 645, PAS 681.

PAS 652. Professional Development Seminar I. (1)

This first level clinical semester course will develop student skills necessary for professional growth. In this first course, the student will learn what it means to be a medical professional, a steward of the public trust, and the need for continuing medical education. Discussions include continued professional discourse, personal time management, professional goals, and personal health risk reduction strategies along with professional and interprofessional collaboration. The course will consider the first-hand knowledge gained in clinical rotations and the impacts of coordinating care and for patients, logistical and health challenges, the vital role of the patient-centered medical home, cost effectiveness of services, and access to care across a broad patient populations.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 682, PAS 683, PAS 685, PAS 687.

PAS 662. Professional Development Seminar II. (1)

This second level clinical semester specific course will allow the student to begin to refine skills of continuing medical education and professional growth. Discussions include the role of professional agency, practice standards of care, law, policy, ethics and public health. In this course the student develops more inclusive roles in medical education and professional discourse by increasing their leadership demonstration, using assigned presentations and group membership in journal club. Students will continue to explore individual time management, personal and professional goals, and strategy implementation for the reduction of long term practice decline (i.e. burn out). Building on Professional Development Seminar I, students will continue to explore their role in clinical practice, personal research and leadership in peer education.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 684, PAS 686, PAS 689, PAS 691, PAS 693.

PAS 672. Professional Development Seminar III. (1)

This third level clinical semester specific course will allow the student to begin to master skills of continuing medical education and professional growth. This course creates platforms for mastery of key concepts in clinician knowledge and professionalism by creating more collaborative and inclusive roles in the leadership development and continued medical education. The student displays clinical expertise through individual presentations and peer mentorship and clinical discourse through group journal club. Discussions include regulations governing practice in the state and national levels, board preparation, licensing, and resume building as students near employment eligibility. The course will continue to explore time management, and strategies to reduce long term decline (i.e. burn out); building on Profession Development Seminars I, II emphasizing the patient-centered medical home, cost effectiveness and access to care across a broad patient population.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 695, PAS 673, PAS 688, PAS 692.

PAS 673. Clinical Point-of-Care Ultrasound II. (1)

A clinical year course designed to help the student develop the necessary understanding, clinical application, and skills of bedside ultrasound. Designed to build on knowledge from Clinical Ultrasound I, this clinical year course will confirm successful completion of required imaging that is both clinically appropriate and reliable. This course reviews images, but uses the clinical experience to encourage continued exploration of this essential clinical instrument.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 672, PAS 695, PAS 688, PAS 692.

PAS 677. Independent Studies. (0-6)

PAS 681. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Family Practice. (3)

(Family Medicine): This clinical year course will enable the student to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in a focused clinical environment, Family Medicine. As a clinical practice course, it is designed to ensure students increase their medical knowledge of disease recognition, treatment and prevention through self-directed study. Clinical practice will be used to improve differential development, history taking, focused physical examinations, diagnostics, treatment, and procedures consistent with practice demands and within professional scope of care unique to family medicine.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 641, PAS 642, PAS 643, PAS 644, PAS 645, PAS 651.

PAS 682. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Structured Family Medicine. (1)

(Structured Fam. Med.): This clinical year course will enable the student to increase knowledge and clinical skill within Family Medicine, with in a focused clinical structure. Students will integrate themselves into medical practice rotations that complement understanding of family medicine, which may include: dermatology, otolaryngology, allergy & immunology, sleep medicine, occupational medicine and pain management. Though each practice rotation will have a clinical focus, the study aim of this rotation is applied knowledge to Family Medicine.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 652, PAS 683, PAS 685, PAS 687.

PAS 683. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Internal Medicine. (3)

(Internal Medicine): This clinical year course will enable the student to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in a focused clinical environment, Internal Medicine. As a clinical practice course, it is designed to ensure students increase their medical knowledge of disease recognition, treatment and prevention through self-directed study. Clinical practice will be used to improve differential development, history taking, focused physical examinations, diagnostics, treatment, and procedures consistent with practice demands and within professional scope of care unique to internal medicine.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 652, PAS 682 , PAS 685, PAS 687.

PAS 684. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Structured Internal Medicine. (1)

(Structured IM): This clinical year course will enable the student to increase knowledge and clinical skill within Internal Medicine, with in a focused clinical structure. Students will integrate themselves into medical practice rotations that complement understanding of Internal Medicine, which may include: endocrinology, neurology, cardiology, rheumatology; and where possible critical care medicine, hematology/oncology, and palliative care. Though each practice rotation will have a clinical focus, the study aim of this rotation is applied knowledge to Internal Medicine.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 662, PAS 686, PAS 689, PAS 691, PAS 693.

PAS 685. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Emergency Medicine. (3)

Emergency Medicine: This clinical year course will enable the student to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in a focused clinical environment, Emergency Medicine. As a clinical practice course, it is designed to ensure students increase their medical knowledge of disease recognition and treatment through self-directed study. Clinical practice will be used to improve differential development, history taking, focused physical examinations, diagnostics, resuscitation treatment and procedures for both critical and non-critical patients consistent with practice demands and within professional scope of care unique to emergency medicine.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 652, PAS 682, PAS 683, PAS 687.

PAS 686. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Structured Emergency Medicine. (1)

(Structured EM): This clinical year course will enable the student to increase knowledge and clinical skill within Emergency Medicine, with in a focused clinical structure. Students will integrate themselves into medical practice rotations that complement understanding of principles or practices of Emergency Medicine, which may include: optometry/ophthalmology, urology, otolaryngology, and pulmonology and where possible trauma/surgical critical care, gastroenterology and radiology. Though each practice rotation will have a clinical focus, the study aim of this rotation is applied knowledge to Emergency Medicine.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 662, PAS 684, PAS 689, PAS 691, PAS 693.

PAS 687. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Obstetrics and Gynecology. (3)

(Ob-Gyn):This clinical year course will enable the student to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in a focused clinical environment, Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a clinical practice course, it is designed to ensure students increase their medical knowledge of disease recognition, prevention and treatments through self-directed study. Clinical practice will be used to improve differential development, history taking, focused physical examinations, screening, maternal fetal monitoring, diagnostic investigations, treatment, and surgical skills consistent with practice demands and within professional scope of care unique to obstetrics and gynecology.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 652, PAS 682, PAS 683, PAS 685.

PAS 688. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Pediatrics. (3)

(Pediatrics):This clinical year course will enable the student to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in a focused clinical environment, Pediatrics. As a clinical practice course, it is designed to ensure students increase their medical knowledge of disease prevention (including milestone, screening, nutrition and immunization schedules) and recognition through self-directed study. Clinical practice will be used to improve differential development, history taking, focused physical examinations, diagnostics, treatment, patient education and family dynamics consistent with practice demands and within professional scope of care unique to pediatrics.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 672, PAS 695, PAS 673, PAS 692.

PAS 689. Clinical Medicine Rotation: General Surgery. (3)

(General Surgery): This clinical year course will enable the student to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in a focused clinical environment, General Surgery. As a clinical practice course, it is designed to ensure students increase their medical knowledge of surgical etiquette, techniques, and patient candidacy for elective procedures through self-directed study. Clinical practice will be used to improve differential development, history taking, focused physical examinations, diagnostic investigations and accuracy, treatment, and surgical skills (including pre- and postoperative care) consistent with practice demands and within professional scope of care unique to general surgery.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 662, PAS 684, PAS 686, PAS 691, PAS 693.

PAS 691. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Behavioral Health. (3)

(Behavioral Health):This clinical year course will enable the student to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in a focused clinical environment, Behavioral Health. As a clinical practice course, it is designed to ensure students increase their medical knowledge of disease recognition and treatment through self-directed study. Clinical practice will be used to improve differential development (including metabolic and mental health disorders), history taking, appropriate examinations, diagnostics, therapeutics appropriate for this rotation, consistent with practice demands and within professional scope of care unique to behavioral health.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 662, PAS 684, PAS 686, PAS 689, PAS 693.

PAS 692. Clinical Medicine Rotation: Orthopedics. (3)

(Orthopedics):This clinical year course will enable the student to increase their knowledge and clinical skills in a focused clinical environment, Orthopedic Surgery. As a clinical practice course, it is designed to ensure students increase their medical knowledge of surgical etiquette, techniques, and patient candidacy for elective procedures through self-directed study. Clinical practice will be used to improve differential development, history taking, appropriate musculoskeletal physical examinations, appropriate diagnostic studies, alternative treatments, and surgical skills (including pre- and postoperative care) consistent with practice demands and within professional scope of care unique to orthopedic practice.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 672, PAS 695, PAS 673, PAS 688.

PAS 693. Elective Clinical Medicine Rotation. (1)

(Elective): This clinical year course will enable the student to increase knowledge and clinical skill within their chosen elective clinical practice. Students will integrate themselves into a medical practice that complements their chosen clinical interest. As a clinical practice course, it is designed to ensure students increase their medical knowledge of disease recognition and rotation specific treatment methods through self-directed study and the clinical immersion.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 662, PAS 684, PAS 686, PAS 689, PAS 691.

PAS 695. Capstone Graduate Project. (1)

This final clinical year course requires the student review their own professional leadership, research, and clinical growth during clinical rotation year, using guided retrospective analysis and prospective planning. Discussions includes planning for future clinical and professional growth within the students practice goals, development of professional public health poster presentation, leadership displayed within clinical topic presentations, and finalized research manuscript submission.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Physician Associate Program.
Co-requisites: PAS 672, PAS 673, PAS 688, PAS 692.