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UPAP Curriculum - SLC and SG Campuses
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Semester
Code/
Course #
CourseCourse Description
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SUMMER 1
(12 wks)
PAS 6000UPAP Mission in Practice 1This is the first in a series of courses that introduces students to the Physician Assistant profession and allow them to put the program’s mission into practice. This course covers topics related to their future role in the healthcare team including issues they will encounter professionally, becoming versed in cultural competence, and community outreach.
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PAS 6001Foundations for EBP 1This is one of two courses that provides students with the tools necessary to design and produce their Physician Assistant Master's Projects. It covers the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, research methodology, public health, and evidence-based practice.
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PAS 6002Applied AnatomyThis course provides clinical applications of human anatomy, and integrates anatomical terminology, organ systems, regional anatomy, and imaging anatomy. The flipped classroom approach provides a dynamic medical context for anatomy through pre-work, classroom lecture, and functional laboratory time.
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PAS 6003Medical PhysiologyThis course covers the normal function of human tissues and organs and their regulation and integration by each system, and lays the foundation for understanding diagnosis and treatment of human disease processes.
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PAS 6004MOHDThis course provides an introduction to fundamental mechanisms of general pathophysiology, immunology, genetics, and nutrition. Integration of this material will allow for an understanding of human molecular biology principles, and the relationship between metabolism and nutrition.
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PAS 6005Data Collection / Med InterviewThis course prepares students to obtain patient medical histories and develop interviewing skills in a variety of medical settings and patient population groups.
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PAS 6006Infectious Disease This course uses a generalized approach to the study of infectious diseases by examining the mechanisms of disease transmission and pathogenicity, and focuses on epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of infectious diseases.
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PAS 6007Clinical Pharmacology This course introduces students to basic principles of pharmacotherapeutics, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, and autonomic nervous system pharmacology. It provides a foundation for students to learn more about and subsequently utilize pharmacotherapeutics in the practice of patient-centered care. Emphasis is placed on individualization of drug therapy.
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FALL
(17 wks)
PAS 6100UPAP Mission in Practice 2In continuation of the series of courses that introduces students to the Physician Assistant profession, and allows them to put the program’s mission into practice. This course covers topics related to their future role in the healthcare team including issues they will encounter professionally, becoming versed in cultural competence, and community outreach.
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PAS 6101Foundations for EBP 2This course continues to teach students epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology. In addition, students learn to perfrom a community assessment, integrate quality improvement, and evidence-based practice.
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PAS 6800Patient
Problem
Mgmt
TutorialsThis seminar is the first in a series that provides students with small group instruction to learn physical exam techniques and utilize case studies to practice critical thinking skills and practically apply their proficiency in data collection and evidence-based practice.
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Lab Interp
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PAS 6102Clinical
Medicine 1
PediatricsThis is one of the series of courses using an organ systems approach for the study of clinical science. This course focuses on the pediatric population with an emphasis on stages of development, anticipatory guidance, and medical conditions specific to this population. In addition, students study the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of conditions affecting the eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating clinical cases with basic science and active learning modalities.
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EENT
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PAS 6103General
Medicine 1
PulmThis is one of the series of courses using an organ systems approach to the study of clinical science. Students study epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of commonly encountered medical conditions affecting the pulmonary and endocrinology systems. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating clinical cases with basic science and active learning modalities.
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Endo
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PAS 6104Cardiovascular MedicineThis is one of the series of courses using an organ systems approach to the study of clinical science. Students study epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of commonly encountered medical conditions affecting the cardiovascular system. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating clinical cases with basic science and active learning modalities. Students will also be challenged to learn the fundamentals of interpreting an electrocardiogram (EKG) with an emphasis on identifying common abnormal EKG patterns and differentiating these patterns from normal and normal variant EKG tracings.
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SPRING
(15 wks)
PAS 6200UPAP Mission in Practice 3Part of the series of courses that introduces students to the Physician Assistant profession, and allows them to put the program’s mission into practice. This course covers topics related to their future role in the healthcare team including issues they will encounter professionally, becoming versed in cultural competence, and community outreach.
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PAS 6970Master's Project 1With guidance from faculty and community partners, students work in teams to perform a community needs assessment, formulate a research question, and design an intervention which will become the basis for their master's projects.
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PAS 6801Patient
Problem
Mgmt
TutorialsThis seminar is the second in a series that provides students with small group instruction to learn physical exam techniques and utilize case studies to practice critical thinking skills and practically apply their proficiency in data collection and evidence-based practice. During this semester, students also begin putting these skills into practice with patients in a community clinic setting.
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Friday Clinic, IPE
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PAS 6202Clinical
Medicine 2
Heme/OncThis is one of the series of courses using an organ systems approach to the study of clinical science. Students study epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of commonly encountered medical conditions affecting the hematology/oncology and neurology systems. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating clinical cases with basic science and active learning modalities.
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Neuro
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PAS 6203General
Medicine 2
GI This is one of the series of courses using an organ systems approach to the study of clinical science. Students study epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of commonly encountered medical conditions affecting the gastroenterology and genitourinary systems. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating clinical cases with basic science and active learning modalities.
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GU/Nephro
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PAS 6204Topics in
Medicine 1
PsychThis is one of the series of courses using an organ systems approach to the study of clinical science. Students study the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of psyciatric conditions. This course also focuses on the geriatric population with an emphasis on the impact of aging on a patient’s quality of life, limitations in mobility and communication, access to health care, therapeutic interventions, and issues related to death and dying. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating clinical cases with basic science and active learning modalities.
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Geriatrics
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SUMMER 2
(12 wks)
PAS 6300UPAP Mission in PracticeThe final course in the series that focuses on the Physician Assistant profession, allowing them to put the program’s mission into practice. This course covers topics related to their future role in the healthcare team including issues they will encounter professionally, becoming versed in cultural competence, and community outreach.
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PAS 6971Master's Project 2Students finalize their research projects and submit completed research papers. Posters pertaining to their projects will also be completed and presented to both the graduate committee and to the community.
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PAS 6302Women's HealthThis course focuses on important aspects of women's health with an emphasis on obstetric, gynecologic, and preventive care. Students study epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of commonly encountered medical conditions affecting women's health. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating clinical cases with basic science and active learning modalities.
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PAS 6304Topics in
Medicine 2
MSK/RheumThis is one of the series of courses using an organ systems approach to the study of clinical science. Students study epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and medical management of commonly encountered medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, rheumatological and dermatological systems. Content synthesis is accomplished by integrating clinical cases with basic science and active learning modalities.
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Derm
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PAS 6303Hospital
Medicine
IP Med / ORThis course introduces students to aspects of medicine carried out in various hospital settings, and focuses on the environment and conditions encountered in hospital medicine, the emergency department, and in surgery. Students study the epidemiology pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of these conditions and are taught skills pertinent to these areas of study.
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EM
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