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

MPAS 640 - Family Medicine

6.00 credit hours
This six-week clinical course provides physician assistant students with supervised experiences in evaluating and treating common problems encountered in Family Medicine. The goal of the Family Medicine supervised clinical experience is to provide physician assistant students with experience in the evaluation of the ambulatory adolescent, adult, or elderly patient. Students will provide care to patients seeking preventative care and evaluate acute and chronic illness. Students will be expected to assess and manage patients in a team-based setting, where commonly encountered medical conditions occur. Physician assistant students will learn the clinical reasoning, technical skills and best practices for ordering diagnostic studies and interpreting them specific to the conditions commonly treated in family medicine. In addition, the student will recognize when to refer patients to community health resources and participate in the delivery of family-centered care as part of an interprofessional team.

Prerequisite(s): MPAS 503 MPAS 513 MPAS 523 , MPAS 535 , MPAS 543 , MPAS 552 , MPAS 562 .

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