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This foundation course prepares the PA student to recognize the cell morphology of specific organs and soft tissues of the human body, identify anatomical structures as they relate to the physical examination, specific diseases and surgical procedures and to employ 3-D spatial reasoning to interpret radiographic studies. The course utilizes lectures, case-based discussion and the dissection laboratory.
This course provides a broad foundation for medical sciences study including such topics as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and immunology. This course utilizes lectures as its means of instruction.
This course prepares the PA student to apply physiological principles to the practice of medicine . The course utilizes lectures, case-based discussion and the laboratory. The course has several modules including but not limited to cardio-vascular, pulmonary, endocrinology, renal, neurologic and gastro-intestinal physiology. The course utilizes traditional lectures and laboratory sessions to reinforce the principles of normal physiology.
The Introduction to Research course prepares the PA student to search and interpret medical literature as it relates to best practices for clinical care, epidemiology, and disease surveillance. In addition, the course prepares the students to develop their thesis project. This course utilizes lectures, journal clubs and online learning as means of instruction.
The Introduction to Clinical Medicine course prepares the PA student to utilize the patient-centered interview and physical examination to assess pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. This course uses lectures, interview role play sessions and physical examination practica.
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