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PHAS 414: Medical Lecture Series I Symptoms, signs and abnormal body function are taught in a problem-oriented manner, including a logical method, relevant diagnostic maneuvers, possible therapeutic intervention and patient education. The lectures complement the knowledge acquired in Physical Diagnosis, and is correlated with the Pharmacotherapeutics and Laboratory Diagnosis courses. Prerequisite: PA major 3 credits, Fall PHAS 415: Medical Lecture Series II A continuation of PHAS 414 Prerequisite: PHAS 414

6 credits, Spring

PHAS 416: Physical Diagnosis III In addition to performing histories and physical examination on hospitalized or nursing home patients, the student is exposed to a wide variety of frequently encountered medical problems and begins to develop a basic understanding of pathophysiology. In addition the student will develop a methodology for approaching any presenting medical complaint. Prerequisites: PHAS 411, 413 1 credit, Spring PHAS 424: Pharmacotherapeutics I This course is designed to provide both basic information regarding the pharmacology of many commonly used medications coupled with a practical and systematic approach to the selection of appropriate drug therapy for patients. Two major areas of focus are a review of the principles of therapeutics (e.g., pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics) and a review of recommended drug therapy for common medical disorders (e.g., hypertension, peptic ulcer disease). Students will be instructed on a process through which they will think pharmacotherapeutically - that is, to identify a disease, review the drugs available to treat that disease, select treatment based upon goals of therapy and specific patient parameters and how to adjust therapy if required. Also, all lectures are coordinated with Medical Lecture Series such that medications are reviewed in close proximity to lectures on pathophysiology in order to enhance the learning experience for students. Prerequisite: PA major 3 credits, Fall PHAS 425: Pharmacotherapeutics II A continuation of PHAS 424 Prerequisite: PHAS 424

2 credits, Spring

PHAS 431: Clinical Science I This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical diagnostic methods involved in the evaluation of common disease processes. Emphasis is placed on understanding molecular structure and function as it applies to application and interpretation of clinical testing for diagnostic/therapeutic purposes. Topics include hematology, immunology & serology, medical microbiology, virology, clinical chemistry, urine studies and pertinent genetic testing. Lectures correlate with Physical Diagnosis I & II, Medical Lecture Series I, Pharmacotherapeutics I and Radiology in a systems oriented approach to the disease processes. Prerequisite: PA major 3 credits, Fall PHAS 432: Clinical Science II A continuation of PHAS 431 / GPHAS 531, this course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical diagnostic methods involved in the evaluation of common disease processes discussed in Medical Lecture Series II and Pharmacotherapeutics II. Topics continue from Clinical Science I and include parasitology, arterial blood gas interpretation, electrocardiography interpretation and fluid, electrolyte & acid-base balance. Prerequisite: PHAS 431 2 credits, Spring

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013  

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013  

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

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