NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 463 Note: Listed at the end of each entry are lecture clock hours, laboratory clock hours, and semester hours. PAJ 5000—Anatomy This course focuses on gross anatomical structures of the human body and the relationship of anatomical structures to each other. Clinical correlation to anatomical structures will be introduced. Prerequisite for PAJ 5101, 5102, 5500, 5510, 5520, 5600, and 5610 (46-38-4) PAJ 5001—Pharmacodynamics This course focuses on basic principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Emphasis will be on basic terminology, receptor theory, pathways, absorption, distribution, elimination, routes of administration, medication safety, and pharmacological effects. This course also introduces the principles of antimicrobial therapy to give context on those principles with learning individual classes and medications. Prerequisite for PAJ 5410, 5420, and 5507 (14-0-1) PAJ 5002—Introduction to the Physician Assistant Profession This course introduces key concepts regarding the PA profession. These key concepts will include an overview of the profession and its organizations, the current status of the profession, physician assistant education, and current and future roles of the physician assistant. The history of the profession will be reviewed and discussed. (14-0-1) PAJ 5003—Medical Imaging with Applied Anatomy This course introduces key concepts for the understanding of normal medical diagnostic imaging and their primary indications based on anatomical location and tissue being assessed. Through diagnostic imaging, this course will reinforce structures learned in anatomy. Emphasis is placed on images of normal human body structures and organs. (14-0-1) PAJ 5005—Clinical Genetics This course focuses on basic human genetics and up-to-date, clinically relevant genetic causes of diseases. Emphasis will be placed onmolecular and developmental genetics, family history with pedigree risk analysis, genetic testing and screening, cancer genetics, genetic diseases, pharmacogenetics, gene therapy, genetic ethics, legal and social issues, and a review of the Human Genome Project (HGP). (22-0-2) PAJ 5006—Electrocardiography This course provides the basics for learning and interpreting single and 12-lead electrocardiogram tracings and how to apply those principles for interpretation regarding common cardiac disease states. (16-2-1) PAJ 5008—Health Promotion and Disease Prevention This course focuses on patient wellness through preventative interventions and services. Epidemiology, risk factors, health screening, and community resources for a variety of health issues are presented. Emphasis is placed on the community and health care practitioner’s efforts to protect against disease and environmental hazards, as well as individual responsibility for one’s health. (30-0-2) PAJ 5009—PA and Health Care Dynamics This course focuses on current issues regarding the physician assistant profession within the context of the United States health care system. Students will be introduced to the structures and administrative principles in health care organizations, the responsibilities of practicing physician assistants, reimbursement for services rendered, quality assurance, federal health care programs, and reduction of medical errors. (26-0-2) PAJ 5100—Physiology This course focuses on the physiologic principles of the major organ systems of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on homeostatic physiologic processes in health. Prerequisite for PAJ 5101, 5102, 5500, 5510, 5520, 5600, and 5610 (44-0-3) PAJ 5101—Clinical Pathophysiology I This course focuses on pathophysiological changes responsible for disease states. Pathology and the deviation from human physiology causing human disease and the correlation to resultant clinical signs and symptoms will be emphasized. (18-0-1) PAJ 5102—Clinical Pathophysiology II This course focuses on pathophysiological changes responsible for disease states. Pathology and the deviation from human physiology causing human disease and the correlation to resultant clinical signs and symptoms will be emphasized. (26-0-2) PAJ 5200—Microbiology This course explores the relationship between microbes and human disease, including host-immune responses. Characteristics and properties of clinically significant bacteria, viruses, fungi, and selected parasites will be discussed. The prevention, control, and diagnostic laboratory tests of these pathogens will be emphasized. (45-0-3) PAJ 5300—Physical Diagnosis I This course focuses on learning the skills needed to obtain a patient medical history, employing appropriate communication skills, and determining techniques employed in physical examination. A combination of lectures, discussions, and Physician Assistant—Jacksonville Course Descriptions

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