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    Jul 13, 2024  
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PAS 780 - Women’s Health Clerkship

(5 units)
The Women’s Health clerkship offers second-year PA students a 4 week ambulatory, primary care clinical experience and an introduction to the role of the primary care medical provider in Women’s Health.

Units of Internship/Practicum: 5
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the didactic year to demonstrate competency in advanced elicitation of history, communication, physical examination, and critical thinking skills.
2. assess the population of patients across the lifespan providing care for the variety of diseases, conditions and/or injuries commonly encountered in Women’s Health.
3. assess a diverse population of patients and a variety of diseases and conditions specific to women and reproductive health.
4. obtain a patient centered medical history, conduct a physical examination, recommend diagnostic and laboratory studies, and discuss and recommend treatment plans with the guidance of a preceptor for female patients of all ages.
5. generate differential diagnoses and determine a primary diagnosis based on clinical presentation and diagnostic evaluation with female patients of all age groups.
6. recommend treatment plans for each patient, including pharmacologic and non­ pharmacologic therapies (with specific attention to women that are pregnant dosing as appropriate) and including specialist referral when indicated.
7. generate timely written or electronic documentation of all patient encounters.


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