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PAS 701 Applied Human Structure and Function I (2) Course will discuss the clinically relevant anatomy and structural information necessary for clinical practice emphasizing surface anatomy and suface markings.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: Pre-Clinical Graduate Physician Assistant Student qualified as a result of their admission to this program.   Concurrent: PAS 704 PAS 707 PAS 710 PAS 713 PAS 716 PAS 720

PAS 702 Applied Human Structure and Function II (2) Course will discuss the clinically relevant anatomy and structural information necessary for clinical practice emphasizing surface anatomy and surface markings.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PAS 701, PAS 705, PAS 708, PAS 711, PAS 714, PAS 717, PAS 723  

PAS 703 Applied Human Structure and Function III (2) Course will discuss the clinically relevant anatomy and structural information necessary for clinical practice emphasizing surface anatomy and surface markings.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PAS 706, PAS 718, PAS 712, PAS 709, PAS 715, PAS 728  

PAS 704 Clinical Medicine I (5) This is the cornerstone of all the medically relevant courses. Various disease processes will be described, along with the incidence, prevalence, pathophysiology, treatment plans, and expected outcomes.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: Pre-Clinical Graduate Physician Assistant Student qualifed as a result of their admission to this program   Concurrent: PAS 701 PAS 707 PAS 710 PAS 713 PAS 716 PAS 720

PAS 705 Clinical Medicine II (5) This is the cornerstone of all the medically relevant courses. Various disease processes will be described, along with the incidence, prevalence, pathophysiology, treatment plans, and expected outcomes.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PAS 704 ' Pre-Clinical Graduate Physician Assistant Student qualified as a result of their admission to this program.   Concurrent: PAS 702 PAS 708 PAS 711 PAS 714 PAS 717 PAS 723

PAS 706 Clinical Medicine III (5) This is the cornerstone of all the medically relevant courses. Various disease processes will be descrived, along with the incidence, prevalence, pathophysiology, treatment plans, and expected outcomes.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Pre-Clinical Graduate Physicina Assistant Student qualified as a result of their admission to this program   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 709 PAS 712 PAS 715 PAS 718 PAS 726

PAS 707 Pathophysiology I (2) This class provides a systems approach to basic concepts of disease processes which enables analysis for alterations to body systems.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: Preclinical student qualified for the Penn State Physician Assistant Program   Concurrent: PAS 701 PAS 704 PAS 702 PAS 710 PAS 721 PAS 714

PAS 708 Pathophysiology II (2) This class provides a systems approach to basic concepts of disease processes which enables analysis for alternations to body systems.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PAS 707 ; Preclinical student qualified for the Penn State Physician Assistant Program   Concurrent: PAS 702 PAS 705 PAS 711 PAS 714 PAS 717 PAS 723

PAS 709 Pathophysiology III (2) This class provides a systems approach to basic concepts of disease processes prior to analyzing common alterations to body systems.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PAS 715 andPAS 716 . Third semester graduate student in the Penn State PA program   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 712 PAS 715 PAS 718 PAS 726

PAS 710 Pharmacology I (2) This class will review the basic principles of drug action, their indications, contraindications, toxicities, and potential side effects.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: Preclinical student qualified for the Penn State Physician Assistant Program   Concurrent: PAS 701 PAS 704 PAS 707 PAS 713 PAS 716 PAS 720

PAS 711 Pharmacology II (2) This class will review the basic principles of drug action, indications, contraindications, toxicities, and potential adverse effects.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PAS 710 ; Preclinical student qualified for the Penn State Physician Assistant Program   Concurrent: PAS 702 PAS 705 PAS 708 PAS 714 PAS 717 PAS 723

PAS 712 Pharmacology III (2) This class will review the basic principles of drug action, their indications, contraindications, toxicities, and potential side effects.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PAS 710 andPAS 711 ; third semester graduate student in the Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Program   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 709 PAS 715 PAS 718 PAS 726

PAS 713 Pharmacotherapeutics I (1) This course discusses the mechanism of action, medication classification, the indications, contraindications, and adverse events seen with medication use.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: First semester physician assistant student who is qualified for this course through the admission criteria for the PA program   Concurrent: PAS 701 PAS 704 PAS 707 PAS 710 PAS 716 PAS 720

PAS 714 Pharmacotherapeutics II (1) Course discusses the mechanism of action, the medication classification, the indications, contraindications, and adverse effects with the use of medications.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Pharmacotherapeutics I; student enrolled in the pre-clinical curriculum of the Penn State Physician Assistant Program   Concurrent: PAS 702 PAS 705 PAS 708 PAS 711 PAS 717 PAS 723

PAS 715 Pharmacotherapeutics III (1) This course will discuss the mechanism of action, the classification system for medications, the indications, contraindications, and side effects with the use of medications in various systems.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Pharmacotherapeutics I Pharmacotherapeutics II; Graduate student in the third semester of the Penn State Physician Assistant Program   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 709 PAS 712 . PAS 718 PAS 726

PAS 716 History and Physical Examination I (2) Techniques for eliciting a complete medical history, performance of a complete physical examination, and accurate recording in a patient record.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: First semester student in the physician assistant program who has been qualified for admission   Concurrent: PAS 701 PAS 704 PAS 707 PAS 710 PAS 713

PAS 717 History and Physical Examination II (2) Students integrate the history and physical examination to perform an accurate evaluation of the patient while demonstrating appropriate interpersonal behaviors.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PAS 716 . Open to students enrolled in the physician assistant curriculum   Concurrent: PAS 702 PAS 705 PAS 708 PAS 711 PAS 714 PAS 723

PAS 718 History and Physical Examination III (2) Students perform and integrate the results of history, physical and laboratory findings to arrive at an accurate working diagnosis.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PAS 716, PAS 717 . Third semester student in the preclinical Penn State Physician Assistant Program   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 709 PAS 712 PAS 715 PAS 726

PAS 719 Evidence-Based Medicine (1) Course covers statistics, medical literature searches, formulating PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison and Outcomes) questions and knowledge application in clinical practice.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: completion of Summer semester   Concurrent: PAS 702 PAS 705 PAS 708 PAS 711 PAS 714 PAS 717

PAS 720 Pediatric Studies (1) This course will prepare students for their role in the evaluation and management of the pediatric population.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: Physician assistant student who meets the criteria for entry into the physician assistant program at Penn State College of Medicine PA program   Concurrent: PAS 701 PAS 704 PAS 707 PAS 710 PAS 713 PAS 716

PAS 721 US Health Care System/Legal Medicine (1) This course is intended to introduce the graduate physician assistant to the health care delivery system in the United States with reference to how the physician assistant profession fits into this system for providing accessible, comprehensive, and cost-effective care. This course will also cover the legal aspect involved with medical practice.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: First semester student in the preclinical phase of the Penn State Physician Assistant Program having fulfilled all of the requirements for program entry.   Concurrent: PAS 701 PAS 704 PAS 707 PAS 710 PAS 713 PAS 716

PAS 722 Women's Studies (1) This course is intended to prepare the graduate physician assistant student to assess and manage the female population in the area of prenatal care, labor and delivery, and routine and complicated gynecologic care.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: Student admitted to the preclinical physician assistant program having fulfilled the requirements for admission to this program   Concurrent: PAS 701 PAS 704 PAS 707 PAS 710 PAS 713 PAS 716

PAS 723 Behavioral Medicine (1) This course will provide students with instruction in the practice of behavioral medicine.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Completion of Summer semester. Physician Assistant Student in the pre-clinical portion of the PA program.   Concurrent: PAS 702 PAS 705 PAS 708 PAS 711 PAS 714 PAS 717

PAS 724 Laboratory Interpretive Methods (1) The course will cover indications, contraindication, and interpretation of laboratory studies for evaluating or confirming clinical disease states.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Pre-Clinical Physician Assistant Student in the second semester of the PA program.   Concurrent: PAS 702 PAS 705 PAS 708 PAS 711 PAS 714 PAS 717

PAS 725 Physician Assistant Professional Practice (1) Students learn the history and the professional roles of the physician assistant profession plus licensing and requirements of this profession.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Second semester student in the physician assistant program having fulfilled all the requirements for the PA program.   Concurrent: PAS 702 PAS 705 PAS 708 PAS 711 PAS 714 PAS 717

PAS 726 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (1) Current methods and practices in advanced cardiac life support and emergency intervention will be discussed.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Successful completion of first two semesters of the preclinical training. Basic life support is also a requirement for entrance into this course (student completed the basic life support requirement during the PA program orientation in the first semester of the preclinical phase of the program).   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 709 PAS 712 PAS 715 PAS 718

PAS 727 Clinical Skills (1) This course will develop skills in performing routine therapeutic procedures to treat common disease entities.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: completion of Summer and Fall semesters   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 709 PAS 712 PAS 715 PAS 718

PAS 728 EKG Interpretive Methods (1) This course is a study of electrocardiographic (EKG) interpretation that may be used as part of the diagnostic evaluation process.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Completion of the summer and fall preclinical semesters in the physician assistant program.   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 709 PAS 712 PAS 715 PAS 718

PAS 729 Emergency Studies (1) This course is intended to prepare graduate physician assistants in their management of a patient with acute emergency situations.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: completion of Summer and Fall semesters   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 709 PAS 712 PAS 715 PAS 718

PAS 730 Medical Ethics (1) This course aims to introduce students to a variety of ethical problems that arise in the practice of medicine.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Completion of Summer and Fall semesters   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 709 PAS 712 PAS 715 PAS 718

PAS 731 Radiology Interpretive Methods (1) This course prepares students for ordering and interpreting radiographic images used to diagnose common pathologies, confirm diagnoses, and perform screenings.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Third semester pre-clinical student in the Penn State PA program. Third course in the interpretive sequence.   Concurrent: PAS 703 PAS 706 PAS 709 PAS 712 PAS 715 PAS 718

PAS 732 Emergency Medicine Rotation I (3) This course provides the mandated clinical training in the evaluation and treatment of patients presenting for emergency medicine care.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 733 Emergency Medicine Rotation II (5) This course provides clinical training in the evaluation and treatment of patients presenting for emergency medicine care as an elective.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum. Successful completion of PAS 732.   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 734 Family Medicine Rotation I (5) This course provides clinical training in ambulatory family medicine. Students will encounter patients throughout their lifespan in this mandated rotation.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum. This rotation is offered under the umbrella of primary care experiences and is a hallmark for the educational goals for our PA Program.   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiencs will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 735 Family Medicine Rotation II (5) This course provides clinical training in ambulatory family medicine. Students will encounter patients throughout their lifespan in this mandated rotation.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum. This rotation is offered under the umbrella of primary care experiences and is a hallmark for the educational goals for our PA Program. This is the second course ambulatory care requirements for the PA Program.   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 737 General Survery Rotation I (5) This course provides clinical training of physician assistant students in general and other surgery, preoperative, and postoperative care.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 738 General Surgery Rotation II (5) This course provides clinical training of physician assistant students in general and other surgery, preoperative, and postoperative care.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 739 Internal Medicine Rotation I (5) This course provides clinical training in internal medicine where students evaluate and manage the adult population over age 18.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 740 Internal Medicine Rotation II (5) This course provides further clinical training in internal medicine where students evaluate and manage the adult population over age 18.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum. This is the second course in the primary care sequence. This course will occur following the compleition of the first internal medicine course.   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorthips provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 741 Mental Health Rotation I (5) This course provides clinical training involving the evaluation and treatment of those with mental health disorders.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 742 Mental Health Rotation II (5) This course provides clinical training involving the evaluation and treatment of those with mental health disorders.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 743 Pediatrics I (5) This course provides clinical training and experience for care of the pediatric patient.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 744 Pediatrics II (5) This course provides clinical training and experience for care of the pediatric patient.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 745 Women's Health I (5) This course provides clinical training opportunities in women's health including wellness, prevention, prenatal and gynecologic care in the female population.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 746 Women's Health II (5) This course provides clinical training opportunities in women's health including wellness, prevention, prenatal and gynecologic care in the female population.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 747 Internal Medicine Rotation III (5) This course provides further clinical training in internal medicine where students evaluate and manage the adult population over age 18.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physician Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum. This is the second course in the primary care sequence. This course will occur following the completion of the first two internal medicine courses (PAS 739 PAS 747). This particular course is considered an elective for a student who previously completed PAS 739 and PAS 740.   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorthips provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 748 Family Medicine Rotation III (5) This course provides clinical training in ambulatory family medicine. Students will encounter patients throughout their lifespan in this mandated rotation.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physicina Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum. This rotation is offered under the umbrella of primary care experiences and is a hallmark for the educational goals for our PA Program. This is the third course in the primary care sequence and will fulfill one of the ambulatory care requirements for the PA Program.   Concurrent: The student will be enrolled in three clinical preceptorships during each of the clinical educational semesters. Since students have their clinical preceptorships provided to them on an individual basis the ordering of these rotational experiences will vary among the students with the commonality that each rotational experience is 5 weeks in length and worth 5 credits.

PAS 756 Summative Experience (1) This course is a capstone course that will provide the final comprehensive assessment for students prior to graduation.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Penn State Graduate Physican Assistant Student enrolled in the Clinical Education Curriculum   Concurrent: The student will ordinarily have completed both the pre-clinical and clinical training in the PA program with this class providing the capstone experience for the student.

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