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relationship, human experimentation, reproductive and dying technology. Topics in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, and Surgery will be discussed utilizing the foundation of information previously presented in the didactic pre-professional phase. Prerequisite: PHAS 415 4 credits, Summer GPHAS 602: Business Practices and Current Issues for Physician Assistants This course is designed to introduce the Physician Assistant student to practice management in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on understanding health insurance coverage, cost containment and the quality of health care. Diagnosis and procedure coding will be introduced and legal issues related to the clinical setting are addressed. Prerequisite: PA major 2 credit, Summer GPHAS 614: General Surgery Rotation This five week clinical experience is designed to allow the student exposure to a wide variety of acute surgical problems. Under supervision, the student is expected to participate in preoperative and postoperative patient care. This experience will include taking histories, performing physical examinations, and assisting in the emergency department and operating room. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the senior year clinical and didactic courses. 5 credits GPHAS 616: Clinical Research This is a four week rotation in which students participate in medical research under the direction of a preceptor or develop a community health project. This project may involve reviewing charts, interviewing patients, reviewing existing data, collecting data and/ or participating in ongoing clinical trials or educating the public. Students are required to complete a project outline and will begin to compose a research or project paper of publishable quality. The students will develop a power point presentation in order to illustrate their research or project. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the senior year clinical and didactic courses. 4 credits GPHAS 617: Family Medicine Rotation I This five week clinical experience is designed to familiarize the student with all aspects of Family Practice in ambulatory, inpatient and long-term care settings. The student, through the collection and acquisition of historical, physical and laboratory data, develops an understanding of patient evaluation and treatment under the supervision of physicians or midlevel practitioners. This clinical rotation will emphasize aspects of Internal Medicine and the unique characteristics of the care of the geriatric patient. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the senior year clinical and didactic courses. 5 credits GPHAS 618: Family Medicine Rotation II This five week clinical experience is designed to familiarize the student with all aspects of Family Practice in ambulatory, inpatient and long-term care settings. The student, through the collection and acquisition of historical, physical and laboratory data, develops an understanding of patient evaluation and treatment under the supervision of physicians or mid-level practitioners. This clinical rotation will emphasize normal variations of growth and development of children from infancy to adolescence, as well as, exposure to acute and chronic illnesses of childhood. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the senior year clinical and didactic courses. 5 credits GPHAS 619: Family Medicine Rotation III This five week clinical experience is designed to familiarize the student with all aspects of Family Practice in ambulatory, inpatient and long-term care settings. The student, through the collection and acquisition of historical, physical and laboratory data, develops an understanding of patient evaluation and treatment under the supervision of physicians or midlevel practitioners. This clinical rotation will emphasize routine gynecologic care and common complaints as well as prenatal care of the female patient. This experience will also focus on common behavioral health disorders encountered in primary care. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the senior year clinical and didactic courses. 5 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019