University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Feb 21, 2024  
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PAS 642 - PA Role Development II

(3 units)
This course (series II of IV) is designed to help first year PA students transition into their new roles as PAs and provide background on the PA role and profession.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

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, describe the PA Code of Professional Ethics and how it applies to patient care.
2. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, discuss medical ethics as it applies to all health care professionals.
3. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, discuss how the importance of intellectual honesty and academic integrity impact professional practice and patient care.
4. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe how healthcare in Nevada is impacted by aging in Nevada and its patterns and populations.
5. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, critically evaluate a published medical article for investigations of diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, and etiology/harm.
6. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, demonstrate how to critically appraise medical topics by asking answerable questions.
7. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, perform appropriate online medical searches that lead to useful and appropriate information for patient care.
8. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe how one’s learning environment is enriched by the diversity of the people they are learning with and from.
9. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe and demonstrate how the public health system affects patient care.
10. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe the various health care delivery systems.
11. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe how PAs function with other professionals, including pharmacists, registered dieticians, therapists, social workers and counselors in health care environments and on interprofessional teams.
12. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, reflect on cultural differences between medically-trained professionals and nursing-trained health care providers, how these individuals can work in interprofessional teams.
13. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe the history of the PA profession in the US and in Nevada, and the important role of the PA in rural health care.
14. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, demonstrate professionalism in interactions with faculty and peers.


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