University General Course Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Dec 02, 2021  
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PAS 680 - Clinical Skills I

(8 units)
This course provides a foundation in basic clinical skills. Students will learn how to conduct basic screening exams for all major organ systems and take a thorough patient history.

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. obtain and document a complete and thorough medical history in the adult patient to include the identifying information, chief complaint, history of present illness, associated symptoms, past medical history, family history, social history, allergies and medications, herbs and supplements, review of systems.
2. perform and document a complete physical examination including general survey, vital signs, HEENT, oral, skin, lungs, heart, peripheral vascular, abdomen, musculoskeletal and neurological exams in the adult patient to include normal and abnormal findings.
3. use communication and interviewing skills to facilitate accurate and compassionate patient interactions.
4. demonstrate respectful, effective listening, non-verbal, questioning, explanatory and written skills to elicit and provide patient information.
5. complete a written full history and physical, SOAP note using a focused (POH) history and case presentation from interactions and practice with students, instructors, standardized patients and early clinical experiences.
6. demonstrate professional and ethical behavior with patients as well as with standardized patients, peers and faculty.
7. describe how the geriatric assessment may vary from an adult history and physical exam.


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