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Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
 
 
 
Curriculum
   
•  What is a PA?
•  The Program
•  Mission, Vision, and Goals
•  Curriculum
•  Admissions
•  Veteran Applicants
•  How to Apply
•  Tuition and Expenses
•  Technical Standards
•  Program Completion
•  Matriculation Requirements
•  Accreditation & PANCE
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University of South Alabama PA Program Curriculum
Effective: Summer 2013


1st semester
Summer
17 credit hours

2nd semester
Fall
19 credit hours

3rd semester
Spring
19 credit hours

4th semester
Summer
15 credit hours

PA 510
Clin Med I
Primary Care (PC) Medicine
Medical History Taking
Physical Examination
Patient Education & Counseling
Epidemiology
Professionalism
Medical Research methods
Laboratory Diagnosis
Introduction to Nutrition

4

PA 520
Clin Med II
Dermatology
Ophthalmology
EENT
CV/EKG
Pulmonary Medicine
Nephrology
GenitoUrinary
PC Medicine
Medical History Taking
Physical Examination
Patient Education & Counseling

 

9

PA 530
Clin Med III
Neurology
Rheumatology
Endocrinology
Hem/oncology
Orthopedic Medicine
Gastroenterology
Psychiatric/Behavioral Medicine
PC Medicine
Medical History Taking
Physical Examination
Patient Education & Counseling

9

PA 540
Clin Med IV
Geriatric Medicine
Pediatrics
Surgery
OB/GYN
Emergency Medicine
ACLS
Clinical Yr
Transition
PC Medicine
Medical History Taking
Physical Examination
Patient Education & Counseling

9

PA 514
Introduction to Infectious Disease

1

PA 522
Pharmacology I

4

PA 532
Pharmacology II

4

PA 542
Pharmacology III

2

PA 513
PA Issues I
PA Role & History
PA Practice Regulations & Political Issues
Evidence-Based Medicine
HIPPA
Primary Care Medicine
Blood Borne Pathogens
Sexual Harassment & Harassment in Workplace
Professionalism
IPEC
Medical Ethics
Cultural Competency

2

PA 525
PA Issues II
Social Determinants of Health
Health Promotion, Disease Prevention
Health Beliefs and Patient Expectations
Health Literacy
Health Disparities
Population/Public Health
Primary Care Medicine
Evidence-Based Medicine
Rural Health Care
Health care policy & delivery

2

PA 534
PA Issues III
Coding & Billing
Correctional Medicine
Medical Documentation
Spirituality and Health
Migrant Health Care
Inner City Health Care
Epidemiology
Transition from Didactic to Clinical Year
Impact of Health Care Cost & Vulnerable Populations
Advance Directives, End of Life Issues

2

PA 543
PA Issues IV
Personal Bias & Stereotyping
Patient Compliance and Health Outcomes
Interpersonal & Communication Skills
Rehabilitative & Palliative Care
Violence Identification & Prevention
Response to Illness, injury & stress
Patient Safety & Prevention of Medical Errors

2

PA 511
Anatomy

4

PA 521
Pathophysiology I

4

PA 531
Pathophysiology II

4

PA 541
Pathophysiology III

2

PA 512
Physiology

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL YEAR

5th semester
Fall 16 units

6th semester
Spring 16 units

7th semester
Summer 19 units















Clinical
Rotations

16

Clinical
Rotations

16

Clinical
Rotations

16

 

 

 

 

PA 595
Comprehensive Research, Review and Examination
Written exam
OSCEs
Board review
Capstone Project

3




Curriculum (.pdf)



 
University of South Alabama Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies