NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 445 PAN 5560—Clinical Procedures and Surgical Skills Lectures and laboratory practicum introducing the clinical procedures and surgical skills used in the clinical setting: aseptic technique, operating room protocol, injections, knot tying and suturing techniques, venipuncture, arterial puncture, intravenous catheterization, nasogastric intubation, and urinary catheterization. This course is a prerequisite for clinical rotations. (30-36-3) PAN 5600—Clinical Laboratory Medicine I Clinical laboratory utilization, rationale for selecting common diagnostic tests, interpretation of results, correlation between results and disease processes, and tests not available in the primary care setting that are necessary for diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. (34-4-2) PAN 5610—Clinical Laboratory Medicine II Continuation of Clinical Laboratory Medicine I. Students will learn how to appropriately order and accurately interpret laboratory tests. These skills will help them diagnose common diseases related to major organ systems. (28-0-2) PAN 6310—Emergency Medicine Required six-week rotation in hospital emergency department teaches students to recognize, assess, and treat acute and life threatening clinical problems. Emphasizes common primary care emergencies. (270-0-6) PAN 6320—Family Medicine Required six-week rotation in outpatient settings. Comprehensive primary care of the individual patient within the family unit. Emphasizes the primary care needs of patients in rural, or inner-city communities. (250-0-6) PAN 6330—Internal Medicine Required six-week rotation in outpatient and/or inpatient settings. Diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic medical problems seen in the internal medicine practice. Emphasizes the adult nonsurgical patient. (270-0-6) PAN 6340—Pediatrics Required six-week rotation in outpatient and/or inpatient settings teaches normal and abnormal growth and development, disease prevention, and basic health care in neonates through adolescence. Emphasizes primary care of the pediatric patient. (240-0-6) PAN 6350—Prenatal Care and Gynecology Required six-week rotation in outpatient and/or inpatient settings teaches perinatal care and treatment and gynecological diagnosis and management. Emphasizes primary care of the female patient including obstetrics. (270-0-6) PAN 6360—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. (300-0-6) PAN 6371—Selective I In this selective, full-time, clinical rotation, students select one of four areas of medicine. The rotation provides an opportunity to investigate a behavioral health, otorhinolaryngology, orthopedics, rural or underserved primary care medicine, or internal medicine subspecialty. (270-0-6) PAN 6376—Elective I Elective, full-time, clinical rotation that provides an opportunity to investigate a clinical, medical, or surgical subspecialty area or gain more experience in primary care. Elective rotations provide opportunities to investigate a clinical subspecialty area or gain more experience in a required discipline. (270-0-6) PAN 6381—Elective II This is a four-week elective course rotation that will be completed at the end of the clinical year. Elective rotations provide opportunities to investigate a clinical subspecialty area or gain more experience in a required discipline. (160-0-4) PAN 6601—Graduate Project With the guidance of a faculty adviser, students will use the skills acquired in Interpretation and Evaluation of Medical Literature (PAN 5423) to create a graduate project. The project features topics in clinical or administrative medicine and consists of a comprehensive literature review and evaluation and completion of a publishable review paper. The project allows the student to demonstrate his or her ability to research and compile information and to present that information in a clear, written form. (0-90-3)

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