PAMS 6530 Clinical Disease & Prevention I

This course follows an organ system-based delivery of instruction in patient evaluation, diagnosis, and management of clinical diseases and disorders covering all organ systems.  Emphasis will be placed on instruction in the pathophysiology of diseases common to the organ system.  Students will be taught to recognize the patient history, physical signs, and symptoms of diseases in order to generate a differential diagnosis, ordering and interpreting diagnostic studies, and diagnosis.  Students will be instructed in problem solving and medical decision-making skills while developing acute and longitudinal management plans for the adult population. Management plans will be taught to be inclusive addressing medical issues, patient education, and referrals when needed.  Students will receive instruction in delivering patient centered, culturally sensitive patient information focused on helping patients cope with illness, injury, and stress.  Additional instruction will be given on behavior modification, lifestyle medicine, and prevention.  This semester will focus on infectious, hematologic, dermatologic, cardiac, and pulmonary diseases to include preventive, acute, chronic, and rehabilitative patient care.




Physician Assistant