Clinical Procedures III

PHA359

Final course in a three-part series, providing the fundamental principles of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures routinely performed by physician assistants in ambulatory and hospital settings, including radiologic studies, routine therapeutic procedures, and procedures used in response to life threatening situations. Emphasis is placed on surgical procedures and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Learning methods include lecture format, patient evaluation, clinical decision making, individual research, documentation, case studies, appropriate technique, indications for referral, and patient education/counseling. Material integrates with concurrent coursework presented in clinical medicine. 3 Credits (1 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): PHA336. Corequisite(s): PHA372 and PHA380. (Science, Technology and Society) Summer Only.