Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

MPAS 541 - Diagnostic Methods I

2.00 credit hours
Diagnostic Methods I is the first in a three-course series designed to develop a functional understanding of the clinical decision making involved in the selection and interpretation of genetic testing and diagnostic imaging. It is designed to complement the content covered in Clinical Medicine and Infectious Disease I, Molecular Basis of Disease I and the Science of Medicine. Course content highlights selected genetic testing and radiologic imaging procedures, with emphasis on effective utilization in the diagnosis and management of disease states. The genetic testing module with explore standard testing, personalized medicine, and ethical issues raised. In the radiology module, the students will be introduced to the basics of diagnostic imaging, learn to select, interpret and communicate normal and pathologic findings on musculoskeletal films, Chest X-ray, Abdominal X-ray, CT and MRI. Specialty exams such as Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Echocardiography and Mammography will be introduced. Special focus will be placed on patient safety and avoidance of medical errors in medical imaging. Several clinical laboratories will be employed to teach the technical skills expected of a new PA Graduate.

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