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

MPAS 542 - Diagnostic Methods II

2.00 credit hours
Diagnostic Methods II is the second offering in a three-course series designed to develop a functional understanding of the clinical decision making involved in the selection and interpretation of basic diagnostic laboratory testing. It is designed to complement the content covered in Clinical Medicine and Infectious Disease II-III, Clinical Therapeutics II and Patient Evaluation I. Course content includes theory and practice of electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation and serum-based laboratory tests, with emphasis on effective utilization in the diagnosis and management of disease states. Students will learn to select, interpret, diagnose, communicate normal and abnormal results and recommend appropriate management options. Special focus will be placed on understanding pretest probability, sensitivity, specificity of various tests and how that influences management. Several clinical laboratories will teach students the technical skills expected of a new PA Graduate.

Prerequisite(s): MPAS 541 .

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