PA Program Academics

Course Distribution

The following tables provide a listing of all of the courses in the curriculum (132 credits) identified in groupings by competencies.

Medical Knowledge: Medical Science

Course #

Course Title

Credits

PHAS 6100

Medical Science I – Anatomy

4

PHAS 6120

Medical Science II – Physiology

3

PHAS 6130

Medical Science III – Pathophysiology & Genetics

4

PHAS 6140

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics I

3

PHAS 6150

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics II

3

Total: 17 Credits

Medical Knowledge: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course #

Course Title

Credits

PHAS 6220

Mental Health & Wellness

2

Total: 2 Credits

Medical Knowledge: Clinical Medicine

Course #

Course Title

Credits

PHAS 6300

Family Medicine & Primary Care

3

PHAS 6320

Maternal & Child Medicine

4

PHAS 6340

Internal Medicine

4

PHAS 6350

Emergency & Surgical Medicine

4

Total: 15 Credits

Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism

Course #

Course Title

Credits

PHAS 6400

Role of the PA

2

PHAS 6420

Case Studies in Medical Ethics

1

Total: 3 Credits

Patient Care: Clinical Skills

Course #

Course Title

Credits

PHAS 6500

Clinical Skills I

3

PHAS 6520

Clinical Skills II

3

PHAS 6530

Clinical Skills III

3

PHAS 6560

Technical Skills I

3

PHAS 6570

Technical Skills II

3

PHAS 7560

Simulated Interactive Medicine

5

Total: 20 Credits

Patient Care: Clinical Practice

Course #

Course Title

Credits

PHAS 7500

SCPE in Behavioral & Mental Health

5

PHAS 7510

SCPE in Family Medicine & Primary Care

5

PHAS 7530

SCPE in Medicine & Long Term Care (or)

5

PHAS 7535

SCPE in Medicine & Rehabilitative Care (or)

*

PHAS 7538

SCPE in Medicine & Infectious Disease

*

PHAS 7540

SCPE in Pediatrics

5

PHAS 7550

SCPE in Women’s Health

5

PHAS 8500

SCPE in Emergency Medicine

5

PHAS 8510

SCPE in Internal Medicine

5

PHAS 8520

SCPE in Surgery

5

PHAS 8530

SCPE in Urgent Care, Adult (or)

5

PHAS 8535

SCPE in Urgent Care, Pediatrics

*

PHAS 8540

SCPE in Clerkship I (or)

5

PHAS 8545

SCPE in Clerkship II

*

Total: 50 Credits

Practice-Based Learning: Clinical Reasoning

Course #

Course Title

Credits

PHAS 7710

Clinical Reasoning & Problem Solving I

2

PHAS 7720

Clinical Reasoning & Problem Solving II

2

PHAS 8710

Clinical Reasoning & Problem Solving III

2

Total: 6 Credits

Practice-Based Learning: Research

Course #

Course Title

Credits

PHAS 6600

Analysis of Evidence Based Literature

1

PHAS 7600

Research I: Research Methods

2

PHAS 7620

Research II: Study Designs

2

PHAS 7630

Research III: Data Collection & Analysis

2

PHAS 7640

Research IV: Results & Conclusion

2

PHAS 8650

Research Project

5

Total: 14 Credits

System-Based Practice

Course #

Course Title

Credits

PHAS 6810

Public Health & Healthcare Delivery Systems

2

PHAS 7810

Global Practice of Medicine

1

PHAS 8810

Health Law & Professional Concepts

2

Total: 5 Credits

Course Sequencing

The following tables provide a listing of all of the courses in the curriculum (132 credits) identified sequentially by semester.

Didactic Phase: Spring 1

Competency

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Medical Knowledge: Medical Science

PHAS 6100

Medical Science I – Anatomy

4

PHAS 6120

Medical Science II – Physiology

3

Medical Knowledge: Social & Behavioral Science

PHAS 6220

Mental Health & Wellness

2

Patient Care: Skills

PHAS 6500

Clinical Skills I

3

PHAS 6560

Technical Skills I

3

Interpersonal Skills & Professionalism

PHAS 6400

Role of the PA

2

Total: 17 Credits

Didactic Phase: Summer 1

Competency

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Medical Knowledge: Medical Science

PHAS 6130

Medical Science III – Pathophysiology & Genetics

4

PHAS 6140

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics I

3

Medical Knowledge: Clinical Medicine

PHAS 6300

Family Medicine & Primary Care

3

PHAS 6320

Maternal & Child Medicine

4

Patient Care: Skills

PHAS 6520

Clinical Skills II

3

System-Based Learning

PHAS 6810

Public Health & Health Delivery Systems

2

Total: 19 Credits

Didactic Phase: Fall 1

Competency

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Medical Knowledge: Medical Science

PHAS 6150

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics II

3

Medical Knowledge: Clinical Medicine

PHAS 6340

Internal Medicine

4

PHAS 6350

Emergency & Surgical Medicine

4

Patient Care: Clinical Skills

PHAS 6530

Clinical Skills III

3

PHAS 6570

Technical Skills II

3

Practice-Based Learning: Clinical Reasoning

PHAS 6420

Case Studies in Medical Ethics

1

Practice-Based Learning: Research

PHAS 6600

Analysis of Evidence Based Literature

1

Total: 19 Credits

Clinical Phase I: Spring 2

Competency

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Patient Care: Clinical Skills

PHAS 7560

Simulated Interactive Medicine

5

Patient Care: Clinical Practice

 

SCPE 1

5

 

SCPE 2

5

Practice-Based Learning: Clinical Reasoning

PHAS 7710

Clinical Reasoning & Problem Solving I

2

Practice-Based Learning: Research

PHAS 7600

Research I: Research Methods

2

Total: 14 Credits

Clinical Phase I: Summer 2

Competency

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Patient Care: Clinical Practice

 

SCPE 3

5

 

SCPE 4

5

 

SCPE 5

5

Practice-Based Learning: Clinical Reasoning

PHAS 7720

Clinical Reasoning & Problem Solving II

2

Practice-Based Learning: Research

PHAS 7620

Research II: Study Designs

2

Total: 19 Credits

Clinical Phase II: Fall 2

Competency

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Patient Care: Clinical Practice

 

SCPE 6

5

 

SCPE 7

5

 

SCPE 8

5

Practice-Based Learning: Clinical Reasoning

PHAS 8710

Clinical Reasoning & Problem Solving III

2

Practice-Based Learning: Research

PHAS 7630

Research III: Data Collection & Analysis

2

Total: 19 Credits

Clinical Phase II: Spring 3

Competency

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Patient Care: Clinical Practice

 

SCPE 9

5

 

SCPE 10

5

Practice-Based Learning: Research

PHAS 7640

Research IV: Results & Conclusions

2

PHAS 8650

Research Project

5

System-Based Practice

PHAS 7810

Global Practice of Medicine

1

PHAS 8810

Health Law & Professional Concepts

2

Total: 20 Credits