Physician Assistant Studies
Term : Fall 2019
Catalog Year : 2019-2020

PHA 560 - Clinical Decision Making I

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Description: This is the first course in a two-course series. This lecture and small group work course is designed to introduce students to the principles of evidence-based medicine that are critical for creating a strong foundation for building core clinical knowledge and development of problem-solving and medical decision-making skills. Students will engage in the practice of evidence-based medicine by acquiring, analyzing, and applying clinical research findings to clinical patient scenarios. The course will also utilize team-based learning and case-based scenarios to provide students with opportunities to apply information to the clinical reasoning process. Students will perform thorough patient evaluations, honing their clinical decision-making and medical documentation skills in clinical areas corresponding to the clinical topics covered in PHA 521 and PHA 580. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Spring 2020

Prerequisite: PHA 520