PAM 431/431.6: PA Physical Diagnosis I Lecture/ Lab

Course Description Consists of lecture and laboratory. The lecture component introduces the student to the concepts and techniques of medical interviewing, obtaining an accurate history, and performing a complete and thorough physical examination. The course covers the practical terminology utilized to record a medical history and physical examination. The laboratory portion emphasized the hands-on skills necessary to perfect the techniques of the physical exam. These sessions are taught in a small group setting by the graduate PAs. Sessions focusing on the examinations of the breast, genitalia, and rectum, and PAP smears are also included. During this course, the student will also be performing, under direct supervision, histories and physicals (H&P's) on patients in hospital settings. 3 credits of lecture/ 1 credits of lab, respectively
Credits 4