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Course Descriptions

Research Methods and Designs in Medicine
PAS 5025

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of clinical study design and the application of statistical methods in medical research. Students learn to critically analyze clinical data and evaluate medical literature based on the principles of evidence based medicine.

Applied Anatomy
PAS 5070

This advanced course in human anatomy is designed to relate anatomical structures to function and clinical application. Clinical case studies and 3-D virtual anatomy online resources correlate with each anatomical region studied.  Students gain practical skills and in-depth spatial knowledge in small group cadaver dissection labs.

Patient Health Assessment Skills 1
PAS 5101
This longitudinal course is designed to teach techniques of effective medical interviewing, proper performance of physical examinations, and documentation of clinical information. Patient assessment will be taught across the lifespan covering pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Students will develop interpersonal communication skills to facilitate patient education, case presentation, and interprofessional collaboration. Classroom instruction, skills labs, standardized patient encounters, and simulation are incorporated into the learning experience. (Course is correlated with PAS 5102, 5103, and 5104.)
Physician Assistant Medical Practice I
PAS 5301
This course series teaches the history of the profession and introduces the physician assistant professional organizations. Foundational knowledge of health care delivery systems, public health, and interprofessional practice are discussed. The ethical, regulatory and political factors impacting the physician assistant profession are explored. Emphasis is placed on developing a commitment to ethical principles, professionalism, interprofessional collaboration and economic stewardship in daily clinical practice and clinical decision making. Focus is placed on fostering cultural humility by working with diverse and vulnerable populations in the local community. (Course is correlated with PAS 5302, 5303, and 5304.)
Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology I
PAS 5310

This course series in advanced human physiology and pathophysiology is designed to promote the understanding of the complex medical sciences necessary for application to clinical practice. Normal functioning and alterations in disease states will be discussed for each organ system on the genetic, molecular, cellular, organ, and system levels.

Clinical Medicine I
PAS 5080
This comprehensive course series uses an organ-based systems approach to teach students foundational knowledge of the etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, differential diagnoses, management, and prevention of medical diseases. Students will learn the appropriate use of clinical laboratory studies based on patient presentation, interpretation of laboratory studies, and the pathological basis of abnormal results. Patient care in the primary care setting is emphasized.
Introduction to Psychiatry
PAS 5090

This course introduces students to the etiology, clinical presentation and treatment of major psychiatric disorders with an emphasis on systematic approach to psychiatric evaluation.  Normal and abnormal psychosocial development across the lifespan are examined as they relate to psychiatric conditions.  Students develop psychiatric interview skills by performing mental status examinations.

Patient Health Assessment Skills II
PAS 5102
This longitudinal course is designed to teach techniques of effective medical interviewing, proper performance of physical examinations, and documentation of clinical information. Patient assessment will be taught across the lifespan covering pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Students will develop interpersonal communication skills to facilitate patient education, case presentation, and interprofessional collaboration. Classroom instruction, skills labs, standardized patient encounters, and simulation are incorporated into the learning experience. (Course is correlated with PAS 5101, 5103, and 5104.)
Medical Diagnostics and Procedures I
PAS 5201
This course series develops skills in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, interpreting electrocardiography, and the fundamentals of clinical radiology. Emphasis is placed on technical proficiency, indications, contraindications, risks and side effects of procedures. A systematic-analytical approach to interpretation of diagnostic studies will prepare students to discriminate between normal, variations of normal, and abnormal electrocardiography or radiologic imaging. (Course is correlated with PAS 5202 and 5203.)
Physician Assistant Medical Practice II
PAS 5302
This course series teaches the history of the profession and introduces the physician assistant professional organizations. Foundational knowledge of health care delivery systems, public health, and interprofessional practice are discussed. The ethical, regulatory and political factors impacting the physician assistant profession are explored. Emphasis is placed on developing a commitment to ethical principles, professionalism, interprofessional collaboration and economic stewardship in daily clinical practice and clinical decision making. Focus is placed on fostering cultural humility by working with diverse and vulnerable populations in the local community. (Course is correlated with PAS 5301, 5303, and 5304.)
Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology II
PAS 5315

This course series in advanced human physiology and pathophysiology is designed to promote the understanding of the complex medical sciences necessary for application to clinical practice. Normal functioning and alterations in disease states will be discussed for each organ system on the genetic, molecular, cellular, organ, and system levels.

Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics I
PAS 5340

This course series teaches students the proper management of general medical and surgical conditions utilizing pharmacologic treatments. Students will learn to formulate individualized treatment plans based upon current evidence-based guidelines, pharmacology, and unique patient information and preferences.

Patient Health Assessment Skills III
PAS 5103
This longitudinal course is designed to teach techniques of effective medical interviewing, proper performance of physical examinations, and documentation of clinical information. Patient assessment will be taught across the lifespan covering pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Students will develop interpersonal communication skills to facilitate patient education, case presentation, and interprofessional collaboration. Classroom instruction, skills labs, standardized patient encounters, and simulation are incorporated into the learning experience. (Course is correlated with PAS 5101, 5102, and 5104.)
Clinical Medicine II
PAS 5140

This comprehensive course series uses an organ-based systems approach to teach students foundational knowledge of the etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, differential diagnoses, management, and prevention of medical diseases. Students will learn the appropriate use of clinical laboratory studies based on patient presentation, interpretation of laboratory studies, and the pathological basis of abnormal results. Patient care in the primary care setting is emphasized.

Introduction to Surgery
PAS 5170

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to diagnose and manage surgical diseases.  Emphasis is placed on differentiating between surgical and non-surgical conditions.  The laboratory component of this course introduces students to performing biopsies, suture techniques, basic surgical instruments, surgical drain placement, and preparing a sterile field for minor procedures.

Medical Diagnostics and Procedures II
PAS 5202
This course series develops skills in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, interpreting electrocardiography, and the fundamentals of clinical radiology. Emphasis is placed on technical proficiency, indications, contraindications, risks and side effects of procedures. A systematic-analytical approach to interpretation of diagnostic studies will prepare students to discriminate between normal, variations of normal, and abnormal electrocardiography or radiologic imaging. (Course is correlated with PAS 5201 and 5203.)
Clinical Integration Skills I
PAS 5290

In this course series, students integrate and apply knowledge from didactic courses to patient cases via team-based learning.  Clinical reasoning skills and decision making, interpersonal communication, and effective collaboration are developed by student teams progressing through clinical cases with faculty facilitation.

Physician Assistant Medical Practice III
PAS 5303
This course series teaches the history of the profession and introduces the physician assistant professional organizations. Foundational knowledge of health care delivery systems, public health, and interprofessional practice are discussed. The ethical, regulatory and political factors impacting the physician assistant profession are explored. Emphasis is placed on developing a commitment to ethical principles, professionalism, interprofessional collaboration and economic stewardship in daily clinical practice and clinical decision making. Focus is placed on fostering cultural humility by working with diverse and vulnerable populations in the local community. (Course is correlated with PAS 5301, 5302, and 5304.)
Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology III
PAS 5320

This course series in advanced human physiology and pathophysiology is designed to promote the understanding of the complex medical sciences necessary for application to clinical practice. Normal functioning and alterations in disease states will be discussed for each organ system on the genetic, molecular, cellular, organ, and system levels.

Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics II
PAS 5345

This course series teaches students the proper management of general medical and surgical conditions utilizing pharmacologic treatments. Students will learn to formulate individualized treatment plans based upon current evidence-based guidelines, pharmacology, and unique patient information and preferences.

Medical Diagnostics and Procedures III
PAS 5203
This course series develops skills in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, interpreting electrocardiography, and the fundamentals of clinical radiology. Emphasis is placed on technical proficiency, indications, contraindications, risks and side effects of procedures. A systematic-analytical approach to interpretation of diagnostic studies will prepare students to discriminate between normal, variations of normal, and abnormal electrocardiography or radiologic imaging. (Course is correlated with PAS 5201 and 5202.)
Patient Health Assessment Skills IV
PAS 5104
This longitudinal course is designed to teach techniques of effective medical interviewing, proper performance of physical examinations, and documentation of clinical information. Patient assessment will be taught across the lifespan covering pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Students will develop interpersonal communication skills to facilitate patient education, case presentation, and interprofessional collaboration. Classroom instruction, skills labs, standardized patient encounters, and simulation are incorporated into the learning experience. (Course is correlated with PAS 5101, 5102, and 5103.)
Introduction to Pediatrics
PAS 5200

Prepares the physician assistant student to recognize and manage common clinical problems associated with the pediatric patient.

Introduction to Obstetrics and Gynecology
PAS 5230

This course provides comprehensive instruction on all aspects of women’s health including prenatal care, labor and delivery, and postnatal care. Students are instructed on disorders unique to the female reproductive system across the lifespan and commonly encountered in primary care practice.

Clinical Medicine III
PAS 5240
This comprehensive course series uses an organ-based systems approach to teach students foundational knowledge of the etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, differential diagnoses, management, and prevention of medical diseases. Students will learn the appropriate use of clinical laboratory studies based on patient presentation, interpretation of laboratory studies, and the pathological basis of abnormal results. Patient care in the primary care setting is emphasized.
Introduction to Emergency Medicine
PAS 5250

This course prepares students to diagnose and manage medical and surgical emergencies due to illness or trauma as encountered in the emergency department.

Clinical Integration Skills II
PAS 5291

In this course series, students integrate and apply knowledge from didactic courses to patient cases via team-based learning.  Clinical reasoning skills and decision making, interpersonal communication, and effective collaboration are developed by student teams progressing through clinical cases with faculty facilitation.

Physician Assistant Medical Practice IV
PAS 5304
This course series teaches the history of the profession and introduces the physician assistant professional organizations. Foundational knowledge of health care delivery systems, public health, and interprofessional practice are discussed. The ethical, regulatory and political factors impacting the physician assistant profession are explored. Emphasis is placed on developing a commitment to ethical principles, professionalism, interprofessional collaboration and economic stewardship in daily clinical practice and clinical decision making. Focus is placed on fostering cultural humility by working with diverse and vulnerable populations in the local community. (Course is correlated with PAS 5301, 5302, and 5303.)
Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics III
PAS 5350

This course series teaches students the proper management of general medical and surgical conditions utilizing pharmacologic treatments. Students will learn to formulate individualized treatment plans based upon current evidence-based guidelines, pharmacology, and unique patient information and preferences.

Seminar: Research Methods and Design
PAS 5280

This course is designed to help physician assistant students develop their ability to formulate relevant clinical questions and to use the medical literature to elucidate answers to those questions. Students will improve their skill in making decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on evaluation of scientific evidence. Students will reflect upon conclusions from clinical studies and appropriately discuss their application to patient care.

Program Exit Summative Evaluation Experience
PAS 6100
Preparing professionally competent physician assistants is a key component of the mission of the Trevecca University Physician Assistant Program. To ensure the accomplishment of this mission and to comply with current accreditation standards set forth by ARC-PA, our program must conduct and document a summative evaluation of each student within the final four months of the program to verify that each student has acquired the program competencies required to enter clinical practice.
Family Medicine I
PAS 6010

This clinical practicum is designed for physician assistant students to develop the ability to link basic medical science knowledge to clinical medicine, improve data collection, refine interpretive and communication skills, and gain confidence in the performance of essential examination techniques within the clinical setting.

Family Medicine II
PAS 6020

This clinical practicum is designed for physician assistant students to develop the ability to link basic medical science knowledge to clinical medicine, improve data collection, refine interpretive and communication skills, and gain confidence in the performance of essential examination techniques within the clinical setting.

Emergency Medicine
PAS 6030

This clinical practicum based in a hospital emergency room provides physician assistant students the opportunity to link basic medical science knowledge to clinical medicine and develop the skills necessary to recognize and manage patients presenting with trauma and or other life threatening/emergent problems.

Internal Medicine
PAS 6050

This clinical practicum provides physician assistant students the opportunity to link basic medical science knowledge to clinical medicine and develop the skills necessary to evaluate and manage patients with internal medicine problems.

Pediatrics
PAS 6070

This clinical practicum based in a pediatric office or clinic setting provides physician assistant students the opportunity to link basic medical science knowledge to clinical medicine and develop the skills necessary to evaluate and manage clinical problems associated with pediatric patients.

Surgery
PAS 6090

This clinical practicum provides the physician assistant students the opportunity to link basic medical science knowledge to clinical medicine and develop skills necessary to differentiate surgical from non-surgical problems and appropriately manage or refer patients presenting with surgical problems.

Behavioral and Mental Health
PAS 6110

This clinical practicum provides physician assistant students the opportunity to link basic medical science knowledge to clinical medicine and develop the skills necessary to recognize and manage common mental health disorders.

Elective
PAS 6xxx
Elective rotations are six weeks in duration and are available in a variety of medical and surgical disciplines: View Electives

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$16,668

*$150 Student Resource Fee assessed per course. Books are not included.

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African American Worship Studies (M.A.)

Tuition: $463 /credit hour

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