NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 435 prescriptions and treatment orders. This course will enhance the fund of knowledge acquired in Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine and Surgery courses upon which to build during clinical rotations. It will also provide a general understanding of the clinical aspects of the pharmacological treatment of common illnesses and disease processes. (48-0-3) PAC 5408—Clinical Genetics This course prepares physician assistant students for medical practice in the age of genomics. Areas of focus include dysmorphology; family history with pedigree risk analysis; chromosomal abnormalities, single gene disorders, and familial cancer syndromes; genetic testing and screening; pharmacogenomics; gene therapy; and the genetic ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) impact on primary care. Students will hear frommedical geneticists and genetic counselors about their role in patient care. Patients will present their diagnostic odyssey, so students will appreciate the importance of genetics and lifelong learning in primary care. (30-0-2) PAC 5410—Complementary Medicine and Nutrition Survey of human nutrition in health care, and the principles for maintaining good health through nutrition. Addresses health hazards associated with dietary deficiencies, obesity, fad dieting, food contamination, diet management of selected diseases, and functional roles of vitamins and minerals. Additionally, this course will address introductory concepts, procedures, education, potential integration, and licensing in alternative and complementary medicine. (30-0-2) PAC 5412—Interpretation and Evaluation of Medical Literature This course is designed to introduce the student to the process of interpretation and evaluation of the medical literature. The components of published medical papers and physician assistant-authored research papers are evaluated in this course. The course will be hybrid in that students will have online access via Blackboard and have face-to-face interactions. (30-0-2) PAC 5460—Life Support Procedures and Skills Introduction to the principles of advanced life support used in medical and surgical emergencies. Includes a review of the most common emergency situations encountered and provides hands-on practical training that will assist the student in developing the skills required to stabilize patients with lifethreatening conditions. Includes certification in basic (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). (24-20-2) PAC 5510—Clinical Procedures and Surgical Skills A combined lecture, discussion, case study, human patient simulation (HPS), and laboratory format will be used to present the concepts and skills required in performing common clinical procedures and surgical skills. The student will be required to demonstrate competency-based education in the performance of the procedures and skills required. The course is designed to prepare the student for the clinical procedures and surgical skills that will be performed on clinical rotations during the second year and real-world patient encounters. The course also will serve as the summative examination of competency-based skills. (48-32-4) PAC 6301—Behavioral Medicine This is a required, three-week rotation for Mental and Behavioral Health. This rotation takes place in outpatient and /or inpatient settings. The purpose of this rotation is to educate the physician assistant student in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute and chronic behavioral health problems seen in the behavioral health practice. (3-135-3) PAC 6302—Women’s Health This is a required, three-week rotation in obstetrics and gynecology. This rotation takes place in outpatient and/or inpatient settings. The purpose of this rotation is to educate the physician assistant student in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute and chronic problems related to women’s health, as well as pregnancy and the puerperium. (3-135-3) PAC 6308—Clinical Elective III This is a required four-week rotation for Elective III. This rotation takes place in outpatient and/or inpatient settings. The purpose of this rotation is to educate the physician assistant student in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute and chronicmedical problems seen in the specialty practice. Elective rotations are provided to allow students to gain knowledge and skill in an area of medicine that they have not experienced or to have additional exposure in an area of interest. (4-160-4) PAC 6311—Internal Medicine This required, six-week rotation is conducted in both the clinical and hospital settings. The purpose of this rotation is to educate the physician assistant student in the diagnosis, treatment, andmanagement of both the inpatient and outpatient surgical patient. Emphasis is placed on surgical disorders commonly encountered in various settings by the physician assistant. (6-270-6) PAC 6313—Surgery Required six-week rotation in outpatient and inpatient settings. Students learn to diagnose, treat, and manage the surgical patient. Emphasizes surgical entities commonly encountered in the primary care setting. (6-300-6)

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