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CHA/PA Program Course Descriptions


The Colorado Curriculum - beginning Class of 2021

1st Year Course Descriptions

SUMMER SEMESTER     

MPAS 5000 Summer Immersion  10.0 cr.
Jonathan Bowser, PA-C and Jacqueline Sivahop, PA-C
This first year course is designed to introduce learners to the Anschutz Medical Campus, fundamentals of learning strategies, PA professional roles, wellness and resilience and the clinical presentation curriculum.


FALL SEMESTER    

MPAS 5001 Hematology, Infection, Inflammation and Malignancy I  4.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C and Joyce Nieman, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with hematologic, infection, inflammation and malignancy conditions.
 
MPAS 5002 Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary and Renal I  5.0 cr.
Jonathan Bowser, PA-C and Kelsey Dougherty, MMSc, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with gastrointestinal, genitourinary and renal conditions.
 
MPAS 5003 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary I   5.0 cr.
Kevin Bogart, PA-C and Rebecca Maldonado, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
 
MPAS 5020 Clinical Skills I  3.0 cr.
Kevin Bogart, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in a first-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation. 
 
MPAS 5030 Professional Practice I   1.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in a first-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate role development as a healthcare professional.
 
MPAS 5040 Stages of Life I  1.0 cr.
Tanya Fernandez, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in first-year longitudinal learning experience dedicated to patient care across the lifespan including preventative medicine and patient wellness.
 
MPAS 5050 Clinical Experiences I  2.0 cr.
Tanya Fernandez, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in a preparatory course that provides a fundamental orientation to the clinical environment.
 
MPAS 5983 Global Track Elective I – 1st Year  1.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Global Health Track Liaison and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.
 
MPAS 5985 Rural Track Elective I – 1st Year 1.0 cr.
Joyce Nieman, MS, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Rural Track Liaison and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.
 
MPAS 5987 Urban Underserved Health Track Elective I – 1st Year 1.0 cr.
Claudia Luna-Asturias, MSW
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Urban Underserved Health Track Liaison and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.


SPRING SEMESTER     

MPAS 5004 Dermatology and HEENT I  4.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C and Denise Ogden, MA, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with dermatologic, head, ears, eyes, nose and throat conditions.
 
MPAS 5005 Musculoskeletal and Neurology I  4.0 cr.
Jacqueline Sivahop, PA-C and Kelsey Dougherty, MMSc, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions.
 
MPAS 5006 Endocrinology and Reproduction I  4.0 cr.
Rebecca Maldonado, PA-C and Denise Ogden, MA, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with endocrine and reproductive conditions.
 
MPAS 5007 Psychiatry I  3.0 cr.
Rachel Byrne, PA-C and Claudia Luna-Asturias, MSW
Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with psychiatric conditions. 
 
MPAS 5021 Clinical Skills II   3.0 cr.
Kevin Bogart, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in a first-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation.  This is a continuation of MPAS 5020.
 
MPAS 5031 Professional Practice II   1.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in a first-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate role development as a healthcare professional.  This is a continuation of MPAS 5030.
 
MPAS 5041 Stages of Life II  1.0 cr.
Tanya Fernandez, PA-C     
Learners will be engaged in first-year longitudinal learning experience dedicated to patient care across the lifespan including preventative medicine and patient wellness.  This is a continuation of MPAS 5040.
 
MPAS 5901 Community Clinic I  2.0 cr.
Tanya Fernandez, PA-C
Clinical experience designed to give the student an introduction to ambulatory medicine and an understanding of pediatric and family practice medicine.
 
MPAS 5911 Pediatric Critical and Acute Care—1st Year  2.0 cr.
Tanya Fernandez, PA-C
Clinical experience designed to give the student an introduction to pediatric critical and acute care and pediatric inpatient medicine.  Students must complete application process and be accepted before enrollment.
 
MPAS 5984 Global Track Elective II – 1st Year  1.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, MS, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Global Health Track Liaison
 
MPAS 5986 Rural Track Elective II – 1st Year  1.0 cr.
Joyce Nieman, MS, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Rural Track Liaison and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.
 
MPAS 5988 Urban Underserved Health Track Elective II – 1st Year  1.0 cr.
Claudia Luna-Asturias, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Urban Underserved Health Track Liaison and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.
 
MPAS 5989 LEADS Track Elective 1.0 cr. 
Jonathan Bowser, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program LEADS Track Liaison and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.
 
IPED 5002 Interprofessional Education and Development 1.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C
This course develops core competencies in teamwork and collaboration, values and ethics, and quality and safety for first-year health professions students.  The course will be taught in a team-based format requiring individual preparation before each session followed by the application of that learning through team-based activities.


ALL SEMESTERS    

MPAS 5951 CHA/PA Independent Study-1st Year  1.0 cr.
Jacqueline Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required an Associate Director.  This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 16 hours during the semester they are enrolled.
 
MPAS 5952 CHA/PA Independent Study-1st Year  2.0 cr.
Jacqueline Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director.  This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 32 hours during the semester they are enrolled.
 
MPAS 5953 CHA/PA Independent Study-1st Year  3.0 cr.
Jacqueline Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director.  This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 48 hours during the semester they are enrolled
 

2nd Year Course Descriptions

SUMMER SEMESTER

MPAS 6601 Community Clinic I   2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6602 Community Clinic II   2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in including variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6671 Guatemala Clinical Immersion Experience I    2.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Two-week Spanish language immersion experience followed by a two-week primary care clinic experience in the country of Guatemala.

MPAS 6672 Guatemala Clinical Immersion I for Global Health Track   2.0 cr.
A. Akerman, PA-C
Two-week Spanish language immersion experience followed by a two-week clinic experience in the country of Guatemala for fulfillment of Global Health Track requirements.  Requisite: Spanish language immersion experience followed by a two-week clinic experience in the country of Guatemala for fulfillment of Global Health Track requirements.

MPAS 6680 Global Health Track Elective Experience I– 2 Weeks      2.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Two-week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional track area of interest. Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6687 LEADS Track Elective Experience     1.0 cr.
J. Bowser, PA-C 
Six to eight-week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional LEADS track. Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6688 Rural Track Elective Immersion Experience    1.0 cr.
J. Nieman, PA-C
One-week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional rural track. Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6689 Global Health Track Elective Experience II– 4 Weeks       3.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Four-week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional track area of interest. Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.


FALL SEMESTER     

MPAS 6001 Hematology, Infection, Inflammation and Malignancy II     4.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C and Joyce Nieman, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with hematologic, infection, inflammation and malignancy conditions.

MPAS 6002 Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary and Renal II     5.0 cr.
Jonathan Bowser, PA-C and Kelsey Dougherty, MMSc, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with gastrointestinal, genitourinary and renal conditions.

MPAS 6003 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary II     5.0 cr.
Kevin Bogart, PA-C and Rebecca Maldonado, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.

MPAS 6020 Clinical Skills III     3.0 cr.
Kevin Bogart, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in a second-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation. 

MPAS 6030 Professional Practice III     1.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in a second-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate role development as a healthcare professional.

MPAS 6040 Stages of Life III     1.0 cr.
Tanya Fernandez, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in second-year longitudinal learning experience dedicated to patient care across the lifespan including preventative medicine and patient wellness.

MPAS 6601 Community Clinic I     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6602 Community Clinic II     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in including variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6603 Community Clinic III     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in including variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6612 Pediatric Critical and Acute Care - 2nd year     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will develop assessment and patient management skills in care of pediatric patients in critical and acute care and inpatient settings.  Restricted to CHA/PA students. Students must complete application process and be accepted before enrollment.

MPAS 6673 Global Track Elective III – 2nd Year     1.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6675 Rural Track Elective III – 2nd Year     1.0 cr.
J. Nieman, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6677 Urban Underserved Track Elective III – 2nd Year     1.0 cr.
C. Luna-Asturias, LSCW
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6679 LEADS Track Elective II—2nd year         1.0 cr.
J. Bowser, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

IPED 6001 Interprofessional Education and Development II       1.0 cr.
SOM Faculty
To improve population health, quality of care, and reduce health care costs through the creation of a patient-centered, collaborative practice-ready workforce with competencies in: quality and safety, values and ethics and teamwork and collaboration in the context of systems and systems-based practice. This is a continuation of IPED 5002.


SPRING SEMESTER     

MPAS 6004 Dermatology and HEENT II     4.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C and Denise Ogden, MA, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with dermatologic, head, ears, eyes, nose and throat conditions.

MPAS 6005 Musculoskeletal and Neurology II    4.0 cr.
Jacqueline Sivahop, PA-C and Kelsey Dougherty, MMSc, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for presenting with musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions.

MPAS 6006 Endocrinology and Reproduction II     4.0 cr.
Rebecca Maldonado, PA-C and Denise Ogden, MA, PA-C
Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for presenting with endocrine and reproductive conditions.

MPAS 6007 Psychiatry II     3.0 cr.
Rachel Byrne, PA-C and Claudia Luna-Asturias, MSW
Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with psychiatric and behavioral health conditions. 

MPAS 6021 Clinical Skills IV     3.0 cr.
Kevin Bogart, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in a second-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation.  This is a continuation of MPAS 6020.

MPAS 6031 Professional Practice IV     1.0 cr.
Amy Akerman, PA-C
Learners will be engaged in a second-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate role development as a healthcare professional.  This is a continuation of MPAS 6030.

MPAS 6041 Stages of Life IV     1.0 cr.
Tanya Fernandez, PA-C     
Learners will be engaged in second-year longitudinal learning experience dedicated to patient care across the lifespan including preventative medicine and patient wellness.  This is a continuation of MPAS 6040.

MPAS 6602 Community Clinic II     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6603 Community Clinic III     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6604 Community Clinic IV     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6674 Global Health Track Elective IV –2nd Year     1.0 cr.
A. Akerman, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6676 Rural Track Elective IV – 2nd Year     1.0 cr.
J. Nieman, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6678 Urban Underserved Track Elective IV – 2nd Year     1.0 cr.
C. Luna-Asturias, LSCW
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.


ALL SEMESTERS  

MPAS 6640  Emergency Medicine Preceptorship        2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will develop assessment and patient management skills in care of patients in emergency medicine settings

MPAS 6651 CHA/PA Independent Study I -- 2nd Year        1.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 16 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6652 CHA/PA Independent Study II -- 2nd Year         2.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by the Associate Director. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 32 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6653 CHA/PA Independent Study III -- 2nd Year        3.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 48 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6670  Women's Health Preceptorship         2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will develop assessment and patient management skills in women's health under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

3rd Year Course Descriptions

FALL SEMESTER  

MPAS 6985 Global Health & Disasters     2.0 cr.
A. Akerman, PA-C
This course prepares its participants for international experiences and future global health work.  This is an interactive training course which incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem based learning exercises, technical skill sessions and a disaster simulation exercise.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.


ALL SEMESTERS     

MPAS 6905 Surgery     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves student participation as a member of a surgical team in a teaching hospital. Students will learn clinical skills for pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative surgical medicine.  This will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management.  Students will observe or participate in surgical procedures under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6913 Pediatric Critical & Acute Care     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation as a member of the critical and acute care or inpatient team in a pediatric teaching hospital. Restricted to CHA/PA students. Students must complete application process and be accepted before enrollment.

MPAS 6920 Neonatology     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation in the care of neonates in a teaching hospital. Attendance at morning rounds, making case presentations and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required. Students are encouraged to attend deliveries and perform circumcision and other procedures with appropriate supervision.

MPAS 6930 Ambulatory Pediatrics (Sec I, II)     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation in the care of patients in an ambulatory pediatric practice, including health maintenance, diagnosis and treatment, patient/parent education and follow-up.  Course may be used to fulfill requirement of service to a rural (regular tract students only) or medically underserved population.

MPAS 6932 Academic Inpatient Pediatric Medicine      3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation as a member of the house-staff pediatric inpatient team in a teaching hospital. Attendance at morning rounds, making case presentations and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required.

MPAS 6934 Pediatric Elective I - 2 Week Rotation (Sec I- IV)     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This Clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of pediatric medicine for 2 weeks.

MPAS 6936 Pediatric Elective II - 4 Week Rotation (Sec I-IV)     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C  
This Clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of pediatric medicine for 4 weeks. 

MPAS 6938 Adolescent Medicine     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation in the care of patients in a clinical setting specializing in adolescent medicine with an emphasis on the medical, psychosocial, developmental, educational and sexual issues that are unique to adolescents.

MPAS 6940 Family Medicine     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation in the care of patients in a family medicine setting, including health maintenance, diagnosis, and treatment, patient education, and follow-up for patients of all ages.

MPAS 6942 Inpatient Adult Medicine     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation as a member of the house staff inpatient team in a teaching hospital. Attendance at morning rounds, making case presentations and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required.

MPAS 6946 Women’s Health I – 2 Week Rotation     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation in an obstetrics and gynecology practice. Attendance at deliveries is encouraged and participating in the night and weekend call schedule may be required

MPAS 6947 Women’s Health II – 4 Week Rotation     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C  
This course involves active participation in an obstetrics and gynecology practice.  Attendance at deliveries is encouraged and participating in the night and weekend call schedule may be required.

MPAS 6948 Emergency Medicine     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
The course involves active participation in an emergency department. Attendance at meetings, conferences, and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required.

MPAS 6952 Rural Track Family Medicine (Sec I-II)     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This block is comprised of two sections, which must be completed in sequence in a single family medicine practice located in rural Colorado. The sequence involves participation in the care of patients in a family medicine setting, including health maintenance, diagnosis and treatment, patient education and follow-up for patients of all ages.

MPAS 6969 Adult Elective I – 2 Week Rotation (Sec I–IV)     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C  
The Clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of adult medicine for 2 weeks.

MPAS 6970 Adult Elective II – 4 Week Rotation (Sec I-IV)     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This Clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of adult medicine for 4 weeks.

MPAS 6971 Guatemala Clinical Immersion Experience II
A.Akerman, PA-C     3.0 cr.
Four-week clinic experience in the country of Guatemala.

MPAS 6972 Guatemala Immersion II for Global Health Track     3.0 cr.
A. Akerman, PA-C
Four-week rotation in the country of Guatemala in fulfillment of Global Health Track requirements.  Prerequisite: Four-week rotation in the country of Guatemala in fulfillment of Global Health Track requirements.

MPAS 6974 Adult Internal Medicine     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
The course involves active participation in an internal medicine adult practice in either the outpatient or inpatient setting. Participating in the night and weekend call schedule may be required.

MPAS 6975 Behavioral & Mental Health     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
Course involves participation in the care of patients in a behavioral or mental health setting. 

MPAS 6980 Third Year Clinical Seminar     2.0 cr.
J. Nieman, PA-C
Third year clinical affords students the opportunity to present a patient encounter using multimedia technology and evidence-based research. This forum will encourage discussion of a vast array of medical conditions.

MPAS 6983 Global Health Track Elective     3.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C  
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. 

MPAS 6987  Urban Underserved Health Track Elective      3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. 

MPAS 6991  CHA/PA Independent Study I – 3rd Year        1.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director.  This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 16 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6992 CHA/PA Independent Study II – 3rd Year        2.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 32 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6993 CHA/PA Independent Study III – 3rd Year        3.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director.  This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 48 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

 


 


 

Current Curriculum - Classes of 2018 - 2020

 

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1st Year Course Descriptions

MPAS 5100 Human Anatomy Summer Sem. 6.0 cr.
M. Pascoe, Ph.D - In-depth study of gross human anatomic structure with emphasis directed to musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Clinical correlates to normal movement and pathological processes will be made.
 
MPAS 5201 Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care I Summer Sem. 2.0 cr.
K. Bogart, PA-C – Emphasis is placed on social, emotional and psychological factors affecting pregnancy and parent/newborn relationships. Basic communication skills in organizing an interview and developing a working relationship with parents are stressed. The team approach to comprehensive health care is also discussed.
 
MPAS 5400 Physical Diagnosis I Summer Sem. 2.0 cr.
J. Bowser, PA-C– This course consists of lectures on physical diagnosis of pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, with an opportunity to practice exam skills during practicum sessions.
 
MPAS 5601 Introduction to Clinical Reasoning Summer Sem. 1.0 cr.
R. Maldonado, PA-C– An introduction to clinical reasoning in ambulatory medicine using a problem based format. This includes team-based clinical case exercises, review of comprehensive medical history taking and documentation. Methods of accessing information to assist in solving clinical problems will also be presented.
 
MPAS 5111 Integrated Sciences Basic to Medicine I Fall Sem. 4.0 cr.
M. Hall, PhD – This two semester sequence will cover and integrate the principles of biochemistry, physiology and clinical biochemistry. Clinical presentations will be used throughout the course to underscore the relationship between the basic sciences and the clinical presentation of disease.
 
MPAS 5120 Medical Microbiology Fall Sem. 2.0 cr.
D. Curtis, MD – Course covers the fundamental properties of pathogenic bacteria, viruses and fungi and the diseases these organisms cause. The various properties of bacteria are correlated with pathogenesis of disease.
 
MPAS 5130 Gen Pathology Spring Sem. 2.0 cr.
N. Draper, MD – Normal cell and tissue structure is correlated with functional aspects. Homeostasis and mechanisms of disease processes are discussed. Mechanisms to be discussed include cell and tissue injury and repair, inflammation, immunopathology, neoplasia, and metabolic and genetic abnormalities.
 
MPAS 5225 Pediatric Growth & Development Fall Sem. 1.0 cr.
K. Cochenour PA-C – The student will learn the different components of a child’s growth and development and the tools used to evaluate normal and abnormal development.
 
MPAS 5300 Assessment & Care of the Neonate Fall Sem. 2.0 cr.
K. Lillehammer, PA-C – Common neonatal and infant medical problems are presented.
 
MPAS 5412 Physical Diagnosis II Fall Sem. 2.0 cr.
J. Bowser, PA-C – This course is a continuation of MPAS 5400.
 
MPAS 5420 Women’s Health I Fall Sem. 2.0 cr.
H. Walker, PA-C – The course is designed to provide students with basic information about obstetrics and gynecology
 
MPAS 5602 Problem-Based Clinical Reasoning II Fall Sem. 4.0 cr.
R. Maldonado, PA-C – This course is a continuation of MPAS 5601. Comprehensive care in ambulatory medicine is covered in a problem-based format with a focus on the development of sound clinical reasoning skills.  The clinical cases of this course are designed to include patient care from infancy to adulthood, health maintenance and acute illnesses, anticipatory guidance/patient education, diagnosis and treatment.
 
MPAS 5801 Professional and Clinical Practice I Fall Sem. 2.0 cr.
D. Eckhardt, PA-C This core course is designed to introduce the student to issues related to professional practice and facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation, integrating didactic and clinical coursework.
 
MPAS 5881 Clinical Cornerstones I Fall Sem. 1.0 cr.
D. Eckhardt, PA-C -- This course reinforces key concepts of teamwork, leadership and communication when solving clinical scenarios. Clinical practice skills such as SOAPE notes, oral presentation and use of evidence- based clinical decision-making through Simulation are incorporated. 
 
MPAS 5901 Community Clinic Fall Sem. 2.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C, Clinical experience designed to give the student an introduction to ambulatory medicine and an understanding of pediatric and family practice medicine.
 
MPAS 5112 Integrated Sciences Basic to Medicine II Spring Sem. 4.0 cr.
Dr. M. Hall, PhD – This course is a continuation of MPAS 5111.
 
MPAS 5131 Sys Pathology Spring Sem. 3.0 cr.
N. Draper, MD – This course is a continuation of MPAS 5130.  Normal cell and tissue structure is correlated with functional aspects. 
 
MPAS 5140 Neuroscience Spring Sem. 1.0 cr.
R. Gisbert, PT, MS –Principles of neurophysiology and neuroanatomy introduced. Membrane receptors, membrane potentials, synaptic transmission, and neuromuscular junctions, blood supply, three dimensional topography of the nervous system. Functional correlates, and sensory and motor tracks of the spinal cord and brainstem included.
 
MPAS 5202 Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care III Spring Sem. 2.0 cr.
R. Byrne, PA-C – This course addresses common psychological concerns seen in the pediatric setting, with special attention to the needs of the handicapped child and his family, child abuse, death, alcoholism, etc. Communication skills which enhance information gathering are discussed. Community resources are investigated.
 
MPAS 5603 Problem-Based Clinical Reasoning II Spring Sem. 4.0 cr.
R. Maldonado, PA-C – This course is a continuation of MPAS 5602. Comprehensive care in ambulatory medicine is covered in a problem-based format. This includes infancy to adulthood, health maintenance and acute illnesses, anticipatory guidance/patient education, diagnosis and treatment and developmental assessment.
 
MPAS 5700 Prevention Across the Lifespan Spring Sem. 2.0 cr.
J. Nieman, PA-C - This course will provide the student with topics involving immunizations, health maintenance and other prevention topics encompassing health care for patients from newborn to the elderly.
 
MPAS 5701 Evidence-Based Medicine Spring Sem. 2.0 cr.
Lisa Traditi, MLS, AHIP. Students are introduced to the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in clinical decision-making.

MPAS 5802 Professional and Clinical Practice II Spring Sem. 2.0 cr.
D. Eckhardt, PA-C - A continuation of MPAS 5801. Successful completion of MPAS 5801 is a pre-requisite.

MPAS 5882 Clinical Cornerstones II Spring Sem. 1.0 cr.
D. Eckhardt, PA-C -- A continuation of MPAS 5881.  Successful completion of MPAS 5881 is a pre-requisite.

MPAS 5902 Community Clinic Spring Sem. 2.0 cr.
D. Eckhardt, PA-C - Clinical experience designed to give the student an introduction to ambulatory medicine and an understanding of pediatric and family practice medicine.

IPED 5001 Interprofessional Education and Development Spring Sem. 0.0 cr.
SOM Faculty - This course develops core competencies in teamwork and collaboration, values and ethics, and quality and safety for first-year health professions students.  The course will be taught in a team-based format requiring individual preparation before each session followed by the application of that learning through team-based activities.
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2nd Year Course Descriptions

SUMMER SEMESTER

MPAS 6601 Community Clinic I   2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6602 Community Clinic II  2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in including variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.
 
MPAS 6671 Guatemala Clinical Immersion Experience I   2.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Two-week Spanish language immersion experience followed by a two-week primary care clinic experience in the country of Guatemala.

MPAS 6672 Guatemala Clinical Immersion I for Global Health Track    2.0 cr.
A. Akerman, PA-C
Two-week Spanish language immersion experience followed by a two-week clinic experience in the country of Guatemala for fulfillment of Global Health Track requirements.  Requisite: Spanish language immersion experience followed by a two-week clinic experience in the country of Guatemala for fulfillment of Global Health Track requirements.

MPAS 6680 Global Health Track Elective Experience I– 2 Weeks    2.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Two-week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional track area of interest. Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6687 LEADS Track Elective Experience    1.0 cr.
J. Bowser, PA-C 
Six to eight-week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional LEADS track. Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6688 Rural Track Elective Immersion Experience  1.0 cr.
J. Nieman, PA-C
One-week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional rural track. Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6689 Global Health Track Elective Experience II– 4 Weeks   3.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Four-week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional track area of interest. Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.


FALL SEMESTER     

MPAS 6101 Pharmacology I     2.0 cr.
T. French, Ph.D.
Discussion of the clinical aspects of drug absorption, metabolism, excretion, and the dynamics of drug action.

MPAS 6110 Immunology     1.0 cr.
A, Bernard, Ph.D.
A comprehensive course of basic and some clinical immunology with the stress on the human immune system. Restricted to CHA/PA students.

MPAS 6201 Applied Behavioral Medicine I     2.0 cr.
R. Byrne, PA-C 
Discussion of emotional, behavioral, psychosomatic and psychiatric problems commonly encountered by physician assistants in primary care settings. Evaluation, management and appropriate referral will be emphasized.

MPAS 6301 Pediatric Clinical Medicine I    2.5 cr.
R. Maldonado, PA-C
This course provides knowledge of a variety of medical and surgical problems unique to infancy, childhood, and adolescence that may be encountered in the primary care setting, including pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. The pedagogical approach to this course is the application of knowledge to patient cases, and has a large component of interactive clinical case examples and class discussion.

MPAS 6401 Adult Clinical Medicine I    2.5 cr.
K.  Bogart, PA-C
Discussion of adult medical and surgical conditions, including pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment.

MPAS 6511 Emergency Medicine I     2.0 cr.
J. Flaska, PA-C
Discussion of the principles of assessment and management of medical and surgical emergencies.

MPAS 6601 Community Clinic I    2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6602 Community Clinic II    2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in including variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6603 Community Clinic III    2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in including variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6612 Pediatric Critical and Acute Care - 2nd year    2.0 cr.
D. Eckhardt, PA-C 
Students will develop assessment and patient management skills in care of pediatric patients in critical and acute care and inpatient settings.  Restricted to CHA/PA students. Students must complete application process and be accepted before enrollment.

MPAS 6673 Global Track Elective III – 2nd Year   1.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6675 Rural Track Elective III – 2nd Year   1.0 cr.
J. Nieman, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6677 Urban Underserved Track Elective III – 2nd Year     1.0 cr.
C. Luna-Asturias, LSCW
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6679 LEADS Track Elective II—2nd year   1.0 cr.
J. Bowser, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6690 Medical Spanish Elective I     1.0 cr.
R. Foster
This course is offered to those students interested in a Spanish language elective. Students are tested prior to registering for this course to allow proper placement into beginner or intermediate section. 

MPAS 6691 Medical Spanish Elective II     1.0 cr.
R. Foster
This course is offered to those students that are continuing their training in a medical Spanish language elective. Prerequisite:  Restricted to 1st and 2nd year CHA/PA Students who have taken MPAS 6690.

MPAS 6692 Medical Spanish Elective III     1.0 cr.
R. Foster
This course is offered to those students that are continuing their training in a medical Spanish language elective. Prerequisite:  Restricted to 1st and 2nd year CHA/PA Students who have taken MPAS 6690 and 6691.

MPAS 6803 Professional and Clinical Practice III    2.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
This core course is designed to continue to explore professional practice issues, facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation, and integrate didactic and clinical coursework.  MPAS 5801 and 5802 are pre-requisites.

MPAS 6883 Clinical Cornerstones III   1.0 cr.
D. Eckhardt, PA-C
This course reinforces key concepts of teamwork, leadership and communication when solving clinical scenarios. Clinical practice skills such as SOAPE notes, oral presentation and evidence based clinical decision-making through the use if Simulation are incorporated. Successful completion of MPAS 5881 and 5882 is a pre-requisite.


IPED 6001 Interprofessional Education and Development II       1.0 cr.
SOM Faculty
To improve population health, quality of care, and reduce health care costs through the creation of a patient-centered, collaborative practice-ready workforce with competencies in: quality and safety, values and ethics and teamwork and collaboration in the context of systems and systems-based practice. This is a continuation of IPED 5002.

SPRING SEMESTER           

MPAS 6102 Pharmacology II     4.0 cr.
T. French, Ph.D.
This course is a continuation of MPAS 6101.

MPAS 6202 Applied Behavioral Medicine II    2.0cr.
R. Byrne, PA-C
This course is a continuation of MPAS 6201.

MPAS 6302 Pediatric Clinical Medicine II    2.0 cr.
R. Maldonado, PA-C 
This course is a continuation of MPAS 6301. This course provides knowledge of a variety of medical and surgical problems unique to infancy, childhood, and adolescence that may be encountered in the primary care setting, including pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. The pedagogical approach to this course is the application of knowledge to patient cases, and has a large component of interactive clinical case examples and class discussion.

MPAS 6402 Adult Clinical Medicine II     3.0 cr.
K. Bogart, PA-C
This course is a continuation of MPAS 6401.

MPAS 6510 Orthopedics   1.0 cr.
R. Gierbolini, DHS, PA-C
A discussion of the principles of assessment and management of orthopedic problems for physician assistants in primary care. Laboratory sessions will provide an opportunity to practice orthopedic examinations and management techniques.

MPAS 6512 Emergency Medicine II     2.0 cr.
J. Flaska, PA-C
Discussion of the principles of assessment and management of medical and surgical emergencies.

MPAS 6602 Community Clinic II     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6603 Community Clinic III     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6604 Community Clinic IV     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.
 
MPAS 6674 Global Health Track Elective IV –2nd Year   1.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6676 Rural Track Elective IV – 2nd Year   1.0 cr.
J. Nieman, PA-C
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6678 Urban Underserved Track Elective IV – 2nd Year     1.0 cr.
C. Luna-Asturias, LSCW
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

MPAS 6690 Medical Spanish Elective I     1.0 cr.
R. Foster
This course is offered to those students interested in a Spanish language elective. Students are tested prior to registering for this course to allow proper placement into beginner or intermediate section. 


MPAS 6691 Medical Spanish Elective II      1.0 cr.
R. Foster
This course is offered to those students that are interested in a Spanish language elective. Students are tested prior to registering for this course to allow proper placement into beginner or intermediate section.  Department Consent required.

MPAS 6692 Medical Spanish Elective III         1.0 cr.
R. Foster
This course is offered to those students that are continuing their training in a medical Spanish language elective. Prerequisite:  Restricted to 1st and 2nd year CHA/PA Students who have taken MPAS 6690 and 6691.

MPAS 6693 Medical Spanish Elective IV         1.0 cr.
R. Foster
This course is offered to those students that are continuing their training in a medical Spanish language elective.  Prerequisite: Restricted to 1st and 2nd year CHA/PA Students who have taken MPAS 6690, 6691, and 6692.

MPAS 6804 Professional and Clinical Practice IV     2.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
A continuation of MPAS 6803.  Successful completion of MPAS 6803 is a pre-requisite.

MPAS 6884 Clinical Cornerstones IV     1.0 cr.
D. Eckhardt, PA-C
A continuation of MPAS 6883.  Successful completion of MPAS 5881, 5882, and 6883 is a pre-requisite.

ALL SEMESTERS   

MPAS 6640  Emergency Medicine Preceptorship    2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will develop assessment and patient management skills in care of patients in emergency medicine settings

MPAS 6651 CHA/PA Independent Study I -- 2nd Year    1.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 16 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6652 CHA/PA Independent Study II -- 2nd Year     2.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by the Associate Director. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 32 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6653 CHA/PA Independent Study III -- 2nd Year    3.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 48 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6670  Women's Health Preceptorship   2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C 
Students will develop assessment and patient management skills in women's health under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.
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3rd Year Course Descriptions

MPAS 6985 Global Health & Disasters   2.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
This course prepares its participants for international experiences and future global health work.  This is an interactive training course which incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem based learning exercises, technical skill sessions and a disaster simulation exercise.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

ALL SEMESTERS     

MPAS 6905 Surgery   3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves student participation as a member of a surgical team in a teaching hospital. Students will learn clinical skills for pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative surgical medicine.  This will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management.  Students will observe or participate in surgical procedures under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

MPAS 6913 Pediatric Critical & Acute Care   3.0 cr.
D. Eckhardt, PA-C
This course involves active participation as a member of the critical and acute care or inpatient team in a pediatric teaching hospital. Restricted to CHA/PA students. Students must complete application process and be accepted before enrollment.

MPAS 6920 Neonatology   3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation in the care of neonates in a teaching hospital. Attendance at morning rounds, making case presentations and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required. Students are encouraged to attend deliveries and perform circumcision and other procedures with appropriate supervision.

MPAS 6930 Ambulatory Pediatrics (Sec I, II)   3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation in the care of patients in an ambulatory pediatric practice, including health maintenance, diagnosis and treatment, patient/parent education and follow-up.  Course may be used to fulfill requirement of service to a rural (regular tract students only) or medically underserved population.

MPAS 6932 Academic Inpatient Pediatric Medicine    3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation as a member of the house-staff pediatric inpatient team in a teaching hospital. Attendance at morning rounds, making case presentations and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required.

MPAS 6934 Pediatric Elective I - 2 Week Rotation (Sec I- IV)   2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This Clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of pediatric medicine for 2 weeks.

MPAS 6936 Pediatric Elective II - 4 Week Rotation (Sec I-IV)   3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C   
This Clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of pediatric medicine for 4 weeks. 

MPAS 6938 Adolescent Medicine   3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation in the care of patients in a clinical setting specializing in adolescent medicine with an emphasis on the medical, psychosocial, developmental, educational and sexual issues that are unique to adolescents.

MPAS 6940 Family Medicine   3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation in the care of patients in a family medicine setting, including health maintenance, diagnosis, and treatment, patient education, and follow-up for patients of all ages.

MPAS 6942 Inpatient Adult Medicine    3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This course involves active participation as a member of the house staff inpatient team in a teaching hospital. Attendance at morning rounds, making case presentations and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required.

MPAS 6946 Women’s Health I – 2 Week Rotation     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez,, PA-C
This course involves active participation in an obstetrics and gynecology practice. Attendance at deliveries is encouraged and participating in the night and weekend call schedule may be required.

MPAS 6947 Women’s Health II – 4 Week Rotation     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez,, PA-C   
This course involves active participation in an obstetrics and gynecology practice.  Attendance at deliveries is encouraged and participating in the night and weekend call schedule may be required.

MPAS 6948 Emergency Medicine     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez,, PA-C
The course involves active participation in an emergency department. Attendance at meetings, conferences, and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required.

MPAS 6952 Rural Track Family Medicine (Sec I-II)     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez,, PA-C
This block is comprised of two sections, which must be completed in sequence in a single family medicine practice located in rural Colorado. The sequence involves participation in the care of patients in a family medicine setting, including health maintenance, diagnosis and treatment, patient education and follow-up for patients of all ages.

MPAS 6969 Adult Elective I – 2 Week Rotation (Sec I–IV)     2.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C   
The Clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of adult medicine for 2 weeks.

MPAS 6970 Adult Elective II – 4 Week Rotation (Sec I-IV)    3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
This Clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of adult medicine for 4 weeks.

MPAS 6971 Guatemala Clinical Immersion Experience II    3.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C     
Four-week clinic experience in the country of Guatemala.

MPAS 6972 Guatemala Immersion II for Global Health Track     3.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C
Four-week rotation in the country of Guatemala in fulfillment of Global Health Track requirements.  Prerequisite: Four-week rotation in the country of Guatemala in fulfillment of Global Health Track requirements.

MPAS 6974 Adult Internal Medicine     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
The course involves active participation in an internal medicine adult practice in either the outpatient or inpatient setting. Participating in the night and weekend call schedule may be required.

MPAS 6975 Behavioral & Mental Health     3.0 cr.
T. Fernandez, PA-C
Course involves participation in the care of patients in a behavioral or mental health setting. 

MPAS 6980 Third Year Clinical Seminar    2.0 cr.
J. Nieman, PA-C
Third year clinical affords students the opportunity to present a patient encounter using multimedia technology and evidence-based research. This forum will encourage discussion of a vast array of medical conditions.

MPAS 6983 Global Health Track Elective    3.0 cr.
A.Akerman, PA-C   
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. 

MPAS 6987  Urban Underserved Health Track Elective  3.0 cr.
C. Luna-Asturias, LSCW   
Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track.  Permission must be given from a CHA/PA Program Associate Director and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. 

MPAS 6991  CHA/PA Independent Study I – 3rd Year    1.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director.  This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 16 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6992 CHA/PA Independent Study II – 3rd Year      2.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 32 hours during the semester they are enrolled.

MPAS 6993 CHA/PA Independent Study III – 3rd Year      3.0 cr.
J. Sivahop, PA-C
Approval is required by an Associate Director.  This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 48 hours during the semester they are enrolled.



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