NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

444 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant clinical sciences, students elicit a comprehensive medical history, perform a complete physical examination, and formulate an initial diagnostic impression and diagnostic plan. Students are expected to continue to progress in recording information in written form and presenting the information orally to colleagues. (24-36-3) PAN 5400—History Taking and Communications Skills This course prepares the student to performa completemedical history, identifying appropriate communication skills needed for interaction with patients, families, and colleagues. (16-0-1) PAN 5403—Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Introduces the role that ethics and the law play in the practice of health care. Principles and concepts in determining correct actions both legally and ethically are reviewed. Topics include solving an ethical dilemma, ethical implications involved in genetic engineering, the impaired clinician, conflicts between providers, conflicts between clinician and patient, euthanasia, risk management, confidentiality, informed consent, patients’ directives, and documentation. (48-0-3) PAN 5409—Cultural Issues in Health Care Introduction to the skills and insights necessary in promoting health and dealing with illness in diverse populations. Issues discussed include the need for effective communication with an understanding of societal and cultural factors and how they impact on health care efforts and use of the health care system. (30-0-2) PAN 5410—Pharmacology I Understanding the basis for pharmacologic intervention in patient care is the foundation for treatment of disease. Course begins an in-depth study of the pharmacodynamics of drugs used in the automatic nervous, renal, and cardiovascular systems. Mechanisms of drug action, clinical uses, side effects, contraindications and drug interactions, pharmacokinetic considerations for special patient populations. (36-0-2) PAN 5411—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, and licensing in alternative and complementary medicine. (18-0-1) PAN 5419—Clinical Pharmacology This course will advance the clinical skills of the student as they relate to the pharmacologic treatment of the patient. Specific topics will include the indicatedmedications in the treatment of common illnesses; their adverse effects; and drug interactions, dosage, and monitoring. (46-0-3) PAN 5420—Pharmacology II Mechanisms of action, cl inical uses , side ef fects , contraindications, drug interactions, and pharmacokinetics of drugs utilized in the treatment of diseases of the major organ systems. Treatment of HIV, geriatric and neonatal pharmacology, the pharmacological principles of nutrition, over-the-counter agents, toxicology, drugs of abuse, prescription writing, and evaluation of drug literature. (72-0-5) PAN 5423—Interpretation and Evaluation of the Medical Literature This course is designed to introduce the student to the processes of searching, interpreting, and evaluatingmedical literature for the purposes of application within an evidence-based medicine framework, as well as within a research framework. The essential components of a well-written medical or research paper are presented. The process bywhich these papers are transformed into publications is described (including the concepts of article preparation and revision and the steps required for submission toaphysicianassistant or othermedical journal). This course is designed to adequately prepare students to complete the Graduate Project (PAN 6601), which results in a written medical or research paper. (45-30-4) PAN 5461—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) PAN 5500—Clinical Medicine and Surgery I Etiology, clinical manifestations, appropriate diagnostic evaluation, and the management of selected disease entities. (100-0-7) PAN 5510—Clinical Medicine and Surgery II Continuation of Clinical Medicine and Surgery I. Common disease entities of major organ systems and primary care aspects of disease evaluation and treatment. (118-0-8) PAN 5520—Clinical Medicine and Surgery III Continuation of Clinical Medicine and Surgery II. Disease entities of major organ systems. Lectures in primary care aspects of disease evaluation and treatment. (113-0-8) PAN 5540—Clinical Behavioral Medicine Common psychosocial problems and disorders encountered by health care professionals. Emphasizes the diagnosis and understanding of development of these behaviors, including the patient-clinician relationship, varieties of psychotherapy, communication skills, and appropriate intervention and treatment regimens. (50-0-3)

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