NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 451 Start Date: June Length: 27 months Degree: Master of Medical Science (M.M.S.) in Physician Assistant Didactic: 15 months Clinical: 12 months First Semester—Summer I (June–August) Lecture Lab Credit Hours PAO 5000 Anatomy 48 32 4 PAO 5001 Pharmacodynamics 16 0 1 PAO 5002 Introduction to the PA Profession 16 0 1 PAO 5100 Physiology 48 0 3 PAO 5300 Physical Diagnosis I 22 44 3 PAO 5400 History Taking and Communication Skills 20 4 1 PAO 5406 Cultural Issues in Health Care 20 0 1 PAO 5605 Clinical Laboratory Medicine 36 0 2 Total Hours: 226 80 16 Second Semester—Fall (September–December) Lecture Lab Credit Hours PAO 5003 Fundamentals of Medical Imaging 28 0 2 PAO 5006 Electrocardiography 30 0 2 PAO 5104 Clinical Pathophysiology 46 0 3 PAO 5200 Microbiology 42 0 3 PAO 5310 Physical Diagnosis II 18 36 2 PAO 5404 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care 30 0 2 PAO 5410 Pharmacology I 32 0 2 PAO 5421 Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Health Care 30 0 2 PAO 5500 Clinical Medicine and Surgery I 126 0 8 Total Hours: 382 36 26 Third Semester—Winter (January–May) Lecture Lab Credit Hours PAO 5320 Physical Diagnosis III 34 42 4 PAO 5420 Pharmacology II 64 0 4 PAO 5510 Clinical Medicine and Surgery II 168 0 11 PAO 5520 Clinical Medicine and Surgery III 148 0 10 CurriculumOutline for the Master of Medical Science (M.M.S.) in Physician Assistant Program—Orlando

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