NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 455 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), as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). (24-20-2) PAO 5500—Clinical Medicine and Surgery I Etiology, clinical manifestations, appropriate diagnostic evaluation, and the management of disease entities in ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology, cardiology, pulmonology, and hematology/oncology. (126-0-8) PAO 5510—Clinical Medicine and Surgery II Etiology, clinical manifestations, appropriate diagnostic evaluation, and the management of common disease entities of major organ systems and primary care aspects of disease evaluation and treatment in gastroenterology, rheumatology, immunology, endocrinology, orthopedics, OB/GYN, geriatrics, and neurology. (156-0-10) PAO 5520—Clinical Medicine and Surgery III Etiology, clinical manifestations, appropriate diagnostic evaluation, and the management of disease entities of major organ systems. Lectures in primary care aspects of disease evaluation and treatment in pediatrics, nephrology, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and general surgery. (148-0-10) PAO 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. (44-0-3) PAO 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 and point of care ultrasound techniques. This course is a prerequisite for clinical rotations. (20-44-3) PAO 5605—Clinical Laboratory Medicine Clinical laboratory use, 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. 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. (36-0-2) PAO 6310—Emergency Medicine Required six-week rotation in hospital emergency department teaches students to recognize, assess, and treat acute and lifethreatening clinical problems. Emphasizes common primary care emergencies. (230-0-6) PAO 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. (240-0-6) PAO 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. (240-0-6) PAO 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) PAO 6350—Prenatal Care and Gynecology Required six-week rotation in outpatient and/or inpatient settings teaches prenatal care, treatment, gynecological diagnosis, and management. Emphasizes primary care of the female patient including obstetrics. (240-0-6) PAO 6360—General 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. (240-0-6) PAO 6401—Clinical 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. (160-0-4) PAO 6410—Behavioral Health Required six-week rotation in outpatient and/or inpatient settings focusing on behavioral and mental health. Students learn to recognize, manage, and treat behavioral and/or mental disorders including addictions, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders in the primary care setting. (240-60-6) PAO 6406—Selective Choose one of the six followingmedical areas to take a six-week rotation in. (240-0-6)

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