NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

456 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant Orthopedics The six-week clinical practicum is intentionally flexible to meet the variety of patients that are likely to present during the rotation. Preceptorship is provided by an orthopedist credentialed at the clinical site. Primary emphasis will be on developing skills required to recognize and manage common problems seen in this specialty. Dermatology This six-week clinical practicum is intentionally flexible to meet the variety of patients that are likely to present during the rotation. Preceptorship is provided by a dermatologist credentialed at the clinical site. Primary emphasis will be on developing skills required to recognize and manage common problems seen in this specialty. Otorhinolaryngology This six-week clinical practicum is intentionally flexible tomeet the variety of patients that are likely to present during the rotation. Preceptorship is provided by an otolaryngologist credentialed at the clinical site. Primary emphasis will be on developing skills required to recognize and manage common problems seen in this specialty. Geriatrics This six-week clinical practicum is intentionally flexible to meet the variety of patients that are likely to present during the rotation. Preceptorship is provided by a gerontologist credentialed at the clinical site. Primary emphasis will be on developing skills required to recognize and manage common problems seen in this specialty. Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery The six-week clinical practicum is intentionally flexible to meet the variety of patients that are likely to present during the rotation. The primary emphasis will be on patients with a cardiac or thoracic disorder that may or may not require surgical intervention. This rotation is highly demanding, with long hours and complex medical conditions. A high level of interest in this area and proven academic and clinical success are required. Neurology/Neurosurgery The six-week clinical practicum is intentionally flexible to meet the variety of patients that are likely to present during the rotation. The primary emphasis will be on patients with a neurologic disorder that may or may not require surgical intervention. This rotation is highly demanding, with long hours and complex medical conditions. A high level of interest in this area and proven academic and clinical success are required. PAO 6498—Graduate Project I: Creation, Plan, and Preliminary Work With the guidance of a faculty adviser, students will use the skills acquired in Publication Skills and Medical Research (PAO 5412) 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. Fall semester (0-0-1) PAO 6499—Graduate Project II: Draft of Components For additional information, please refer to course description for PAO 6498. Winter semester (0-0-1) PAO 6500—Graduate Project III: Final Paper and Poster Presentation For additional information, please refer to course description for PAO 6498. Final summer semester (0-0-1)

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