NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 465 PAJ 5508—Complementary Medicine and Nutrition This two-section course introduces students to entry-level, complementary, and alternative medicine practices and emphasizes the importance of human nutrition in medical management. (28-0-2) PAJ 5510—Clinical Medicine and Surgery II Similar to PAJ 5500, this course will emphasize the etiology, clinical manifestations, appropriate diagnostic evaluation, and management of diseases of certain anatomical systems. (112-0-8) PAJ 5512—Interpretation and Evaluation of Medical Literature This course focuses on the process of interpretation and evaluation of medical literature. The components of published medical papers, including physician assistant-authored research papers, will be evaluated. This course will be presented in a hybrid format. (38-0-3) PAJ 5520—Clinical Medicine and Surgery III Similar to PAJ 5510, this course will emphasize the etiology, clinical manifestations, appropriate diagnostic evaluation, and management of diseases of certain anatomical systems. (112-0-8) PAJ 5540—Clinical Behavioral Medicine This course focuses on common psychosocial problems and disorders with an emphasis on diagnosis and management of these conditions, including the patient-clinician relationship, various modes of psychotherapy, communication skills, and appropriate intervention and treatment regimens. (42-0-3) PAJ 5560—Life Support Procedures and Skills This course focuses on the most common emergency algorithms encountered in health care. Students are provided with didactic and practical training that will assist them in developing the skills required to stabilize patients with lifethreatening conditions in emergent situations. (24-20-2) PAJ 5570—Clinical Procedures and Surgical Skills This course focuses on the instruction of common clinical skills and surgical procedures used in the clinical setting with an emphasis on correct techniques and procedures, facilitating the students’ skills that will prepare them for their supervised clinical practice experience. (48-30-4) PAJ 5600—Clinical Laboratory Medicine I This course focuses on the utilization of clinical laboratory tests. Students will acquire the knowledge and the rationale for selecting common diagnostic tests and interpreting the results, including the correlation between results and disease processes. (16-0-1) PAJ 5610—Clinical Laboratory Medicine II This course focuses on the utilization of clinical laboratory tests. Students will acquire the knowledge and the rationale for selecting common diagnostic tests and interpreting the results, including the correlation between results and disease processes. (28-0-2) PAJ 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. (6-240-6) PAJ 6320—Family Medicine Required six-week rotation in outpatient settings. The rotation focuses on comprehensive primary care of the individual patient within the family unit. Emphasizes the primary-care needs of the patients in rural and inner-city communities. (6-240-6) PAJ 6330—Internal Medicine Required six-week rotation in outpatient and/or inpatient settings. The rotation focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic medical problems seen in the internal medicine practice. The emphasis is on the adult nonsurgical patient. (6-240-6) PAJ 6340—Pediatrics Required six-week rotation in outpatient/inpatient settings. The rotation focuses on the normal and abnormal growth and development, disease prevention, and health care of the child from neonate through adolescence. It emphasizes the primary care of the pediatric patient. (6-240-6) PAJ 6350—Prenatal Care and Gynecology Required six-week rotation in outpatient and/or inpatient settings that teaches prenatal care and treatment and gynecological diagnosis and management. It emphasizes the primary care of the female patient and includes obstetrics. (6-240-6) PAJ 6360—General Surgery Required six-week rotation in outpatient and/or inpatient settings. The students will learn to diagnose, treat, andmanage the surgical patient. It emphasizes the surgical conditions commonly encountered in the primary-care setting. (6-240-6) PAJ 6375—Behavioral Medicine This required, six-week rotation in outpatient and/or inpatient settings focuses 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. (6-240-6)

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