University General Course Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Dec 02, 2021  
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PAS 620 - Basic Science in Clinical Medicine

(3 units)
In this course, first-year PA students will be provided with an overview of four clinically-relevant basic science subjects, including genetics, immunology, cell biology, and microbiology.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, apply basic medical science concepts (genetics, immunology, cell biology, and microbiology) in clinical practice scenarios.
2. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, use the foundations of clinical immunology to differentiate common clinical conditions encountered in practice.
3. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe the basic phenotypic characteristics of common clinically relevant microorganisms, viruses and parasites, their life cycle, the pathogenesis of infection and the body’s physiological response.
4. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, sketch out the major metabolic pathways and explain the pathophysiology that results from abnormal regulation and functioning.
5. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, apply basic genetic principles to educate patients who need to make decisions based on genetic testing.
6. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, demonstrate professionalism in interacting with faculty and peers.


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