NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

436 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant PAC 6315—Emergency Medicine This is a required, six-week rotation that takes place in the emergency department environment. The purpose of this rotation is to educate the physician assistant student in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of emergent, urgent, and nonurgent medical problems commonly encountered in the emergency department setting. (6-270-6) PAC 6317—Pediatrics This is a required, six-week rotation that 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 medical problems seen in pediatric practice. Emphasis is placed on growth and development from the infant to the adolescent. (6-240-6) PAC 6318—Family Medicine This is a required, six-week rotation that takes place primarily in the outpatient setting. The purpose of this rotation is to educate the physician assistant student in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of primary care patients. Emphasis is placed on the primary care needs of patients in rural and inner city communities. (6-250-6) PAC 6401—Clinical Elective I This is a required, six-week rotation for Elective I. 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. (6-270-6) PAC 6402—Clinical Elective II This is a required, six-week rotation for Elective II. 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. (6-270-6) PAC 6500—Graduate Project The Graduate Project is the capstone educational event for the program curriculum. It allows the student to demonstrate his or her ability to research and compile information and to present that information in two formats while working with his or her advising group: 1) presentation to peers of an evidence-based analysis of available research on a clinical question and 2) a written clinical review article suitable for publication in a peerreviewed journal. (0-90-3) PCO 5300—Biomedical Principles Physiologic and biochemical basis for drug action. Basic biochemical pathways in which drugs intervene: metabolism, protein synthesis, and coagulation. Principles of pharmacokinetics: drug absorption, distribution, and metabolism are studied and applied to designing dosage regimens. (16-0-1) PCO 5400—Pharmacology I This course will provide the student a thorough understanding of the classes of drugs commonly used in clinical practice. The course includes an in-depth study of drugs that affect the autonomic nervous, renal, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems. Emphasis will be on the mechanism of action, clinical indications, side effects, contraindications, important drug interactions, and the basic pharmacokinetics of each drug class. (38-0-3) PCO 5410—Pharmacology II This course will provide the students with a thorough understanding of the classes of drugs commonly used in medical practice. The course includes an in-depth study of antimicrobial drugs, chemotherapeutic drugs, respiratory and gastrointestinal drugs, vitamins, and drugs affecting the central nervous system and inflammation. Emphasis will be on the mechanism of action, clinical indications, side effects, important drug interactions, and the basic pharmacokinetics of each drug class. (56-0-4) PHS 5400—Physiology The course provides an overview of physiological processes of critical importance to students in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences. Topics covered include basic examinations of cellular processes, membrane mechanisms, muscle physiology, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, renal physiology, the respiratory system, endocrinology, reproductive physiology, and gastrointestinal physiology. (52-0-4)

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