Physician Assistant Courses

 

PYAS300 Introduction to Physician Assistant Studies

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

This course is designed as an introductory course for students contemplating a career as a physician assistant. The course will expose students to the history and development of the physician assistant profession, the role of the profession in American medicine, and skills required as a pre-requisite to entering the field. Particular emphasis will be placed o the role of physician assistants in caring for the needs of underserved populations. This course may be offered either face-to-face or via distance education.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS600 Service Learning Module
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]
This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It prepares the student to participate in program service learning projects that focus on the health care needs of rural communities. Content areas in this module include: introduction to community health and preventive medicine, community health needs assessment, community screening and health promotion/disease prevention programs, diagnostic procedures used in health screening programs, and alternative therapies. Each student will participate in designing, implementing, and assessing community-based service learning projects in designated communities within proximity to the university.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS601 Medical Decisions
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An exploration of the many influences in medical decisions made by providers, patients, communities and governments. Institutional and psychological constraints will be considered when looking at legal, ethical, moral and personal medical decisions. Medical decisions will also be viewed through various multicultural prisms. Throughout the course, we will examine the balance of pragmatism and compassion in the quickly changing medical arena.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

PYAS602 Introductory Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 5 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It introduces the student to fundamental concepts essential to understanding subsequent components of the curriculum. Content areas in this module include: fundamentals of medical research and reasoning, an overview of pathophysiology, introductory patient assessment including the medical history and physical examination, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, health promotion and disease prevention,, medical records, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS603 Gross Human Anatomy

[Minimum Semester Hours: 4 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

Gross anatomy is studied regionally stressing relationships of major structures, organs, vessels, and nerves. Human cadaver observation and dissection by students are included in the laboratory sessions. All major areas of the body are covered. References to the relationship of anatomical structures to pathology, traumatic injury and medicine are stressed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS604 Women's Health Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in gynecology and women’s health. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS605 Corrections Medicine

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide the PA student with an overviw of health care systems in correctional facilities. The course will explore social, medical, health care policy, financial, ethical and other issues relevant to care of the incarcerated patient. It provides the student with the background and knowledge of the delivery of healthcare in the correctional facility setting.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS606 Urology and Sexually Transmitted Disease Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in urology, including sexually transmitted diseases. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, services learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS608 Human Sexuality Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 0.5sh ]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. Personal attitudes toward sexual issues are explored in order to prepare the student to discuss issues of sexuality with patients. Other topics include human sexual response, sexual diversity, and the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of human sexual response.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS610 Infectious Disease Module
[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2sh ]
This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in infectious diseases. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, medical microbiology, pathphysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education,, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS612 Allergy and Immunology Module
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in allergy and immunology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

PYAS614 Hematology Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in hematology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS615 Underserved Populations

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of factors, especially historical, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic, determined to create disparities in healthcare access, delivery, and policy. The course will specifically encompass/consider barriers known to affect these disparities in rural and urban regions as well as various healthcare settings including correctional facilities.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS616 Oncology Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in oncology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS618 Endocrinology Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in endcrinology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS620 Cardiology Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in cardiology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS622 Pulmonary Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2sh ]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in pulmonary medicine. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic proedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS624 Nephrology Module
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5sh ]
This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in nephrology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS626 Psychiatry Module
[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]
This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in psychiatry. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedure, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

PYAS628 Ophthalmology Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in ophthalmology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS630 Neurology Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in neurology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS632 Orthopedics Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in orthopedics. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS634 Rheumatology Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in rheumatology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS636 Dermatology Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in dermatology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS638 Gastroenterology Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5sh ]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in gastroenterology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS640 Obstetrics Module
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5sh ]
This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in obstetrics. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS642 Otorhinolaryngology Module
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in otorhinolaryngology. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

PYAS644 Pediatrics Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in pediatrics. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS646 Geriatrics Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in geriatrics. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS648 Surgery Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases encountered in surgery. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS650 Emergency Medicine Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1.5 sh]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in emergency medicine. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues. Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS652 Alternative Medicine Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 0.5 sh]

One of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. This module provides the student with an orientation to alternative methods of health care, including such fields as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, naturopathy, and culturally-based therapies.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS654 Occupational Medicine Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]

This module is one of the series of modules that comprises the didactic curriculum of the program. It provides both a disease oriented and problem-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases encountered in occupational medicine, with special emphasis on those occupations that predominate in rural areas.   Content areas in this module include: medical research and reasoning, epidemiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, patient assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, patient education, prevention, service learning, medical record keeping, and rural and professional issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS661 Evidence Based Medicine I
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]
The first of three complimentary courses that will develop skills in Evidence Based Medicine (EBM). Students will build upon skills acquired during the first year of the program and apply EBM skills to authentic patient cases. Students will explore the limitations and the ethical implications of evidence based practice. The overall goal this course will be to extrapolate (EBM) use into their future practice as clinicians.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS662 Evidence Based Medicine II
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
The second of three complimentary courses that will develop skills in Evidence Based Medicine (EBM). Students will build upon skills acquired during the first year of the program EBM I. Students will apply EBM skills to authentic patient cases. Students will explore the limitations and the ethical implications of evidence based practice. The overall goal this course will be to extrapolate evidence based medicine use into their future practice as clinicians.

Prerequisite: ( PYAS661 )

Corequisite: None


 

PYAS663 Evidence Based Medicine III

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

The third of three complimentary courses that will build upon skills acquired during EBM I and II. Students will further develop skills using the concepts of variability, validity, sensitivity, specificity and probability of testing. Students will apply EBM to their daily clinical practice. This course culminates in the written and oral presentation of the EBM capstone project.

Prerequisite: ( PYAS662 )

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS664 Clinical Rotations I

[Minimum Semester Hours: 10 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 10 sh]

The first in a series of three rotations, 12 weeks in duration, designed to allow students to develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes required to care for patients of all age groups seen in primary care. Students will be assigned to a minimum of two clinical rotation sites in any of the following disciplines: surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, emergency medicine, or any subspecialty discipline that will develop skills required for generalist/primary care practice.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS665 Clinical Rotations II

[Minimum Semester Hours: 15 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 15 sh]

An eighteen-week clinical experience, the second in a series of three courses, that allows students to develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes required to care for patients of all age groups seen in primary care. Students will be assigned to a minimum of three clinical rotation sites in any of the following disciplines: surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, emergency medicine, or any subspecialty discipline that will develop skills required for generalist/primary care practice.

Prerequisite: ( PYAS664 )

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS666 Clinical Rotations III

[Minimum Semester Hours: 15 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 15 sh]

An eighteen-week clinical experience, the third in a series of three courses, that allows students to develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes required to care for patients of all age groups seen in primary care. Students will develop an understanding of the health promotion, disease prevention needs of communities and refine skills that develop problem-focused and disease-oriented approach diseases commonly seen in the primary care setting.

Prerequisite: ( PYAS665 )

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS670 Clinical Rotation: Corrections Medicine

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

This rotation is one of a series of rotations required by students enrolled in the LHU Physician Assistant Program Corrections Concentration. The course will expose the student to medical and ethical issues inherent to providing healthcare services in correctional settings. During the six-week correction medicine rotation, the PA student will develop appreciation for the care of the incarcerated patient with particular emphasis being placed on the uniqueness of such care in the corrections setting.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:  None


 

PYAS671 Clinical Rotation: Obstetrics and Gynecology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6sh ]

During this six-week clinical rotation, the student is assigned to a preceptor who practices obstetrics and gynecology/maternal and child health. The student will develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes required to care for obstetric and gynecologic patients in the office and hospital settings. Students will develop both a problem-oriented and disease-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of common obstetric and gynecologic problems seen in primary care.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS672 Clinical Rotation: General Surgery
[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6sh ]
This six-week clinical rotation is one of a series of five designed to develop a core base of medical knowledge for the Physician Assistant in Rural Primary Care student. Students will be assigned to a physician preceptor, who will act as both mentor and teacher, developing the surgical acumen required in primary care practice. Students will be required to develop a problem and disease oriented approach to the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of surgical disease commonly seen in the primary care setting.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS673 Clinical Rotation: Pediatrics
[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]
In this six-week clinical rotation, the student is assigned to a preceptor who practices pediatrics/maternal and child health. The student will develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes required to care for pediatric patients in office and hospital settings. The student will develop both a problem-oriented and disease-oriented approach to understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of common pediatric problems seen in primary care.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

PYAS674 Clinical Rotation: Internal Medicine

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

In this six-week clinical rotation, the student is assigned to an internist physician preceptor, who will serve both as mentor and clinical instructor. The student will develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes required to care for the adult and geriatric patient in rural primary care. Students will develop both a problem-oriented and disease-oriented approach to the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases commonly seen in the primary care setting.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS675 Clinical Rotation: Elective

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

This course is one in a series of five clinical rotations designed to develop a core base of medical knowledge for the Physician Assistant in Rural Primary Care student. Students will be assigned to a physician preceptor, who will serve as both mentor and teacher, developing the skills required to care for the patient in rural primary care. The elective rotation allows the student to develop skills in a primary care subspecialty outside the four core rotations that are requirements within the curriculum. Areas considered appropriate for elective rotations include, but are not limited to: emergency medicine, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, oncology, Otolaryngology, Orthopaedics, or any other area that is appropriate to rural primary care practice. Students will be required to develop an appreciation of epedemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, and management of diseases that commonly present in primary care that are shared with the primary care sub-specialist.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS676 Preceptorship in Rural Primary Care

[Minimum Semester Hours: 18 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 18 sh]

In this eighteen-week clinical preceptorship, the student is assigned to a primary care physician preceptor, who will serve both as mentor and clinical instructor. The student will develop the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes required to care for the pediatric, adult and geriatric patient in rural primary care. In addition to developing a problem-oriented and disease-oriented approach to the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases commonly seen in the primary care setting, the student will also develop an understanding of the health promotion, disease prevention needs of the community in which they are located.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS677 Clinical Rotation: Emergency Medicine

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

This rotation is one of a series of rotations required by students enrolled in the LHU Physician Assistant Program. The course will expose the student to medical and ethical issues inherent to providing healthcare services in an emergency room setting. During the six-week rotation the PA student will develop appreciation for the care of the emergency department patient with particular emphasis being placed on the uniqueness of such care in the emergency setting.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

PYAS690 Summative Remediation Module

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This module represents a customized unit of study that will assist the student in meeting the requirements set forth in the Physician Assistant Program Summative Evaluation Process. The LHU PA Program summative evaluation is designed to evaluate student's mastery of areas including cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills required for entry level clinical practice as a physician assistant. Enrollment is limited to students who, at the completion of the 24-month Physician Assistant Curriculum, have not met teh standards set forth in summative evaluation or who desire to enhance their preparation for National Board Certification.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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