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professional behavior and establishing a provider/patient relationship. Emphasis will be placed on the interviewing process and communication techniques. This course will focus on communication skills with patients in various settings and exposure to resources available to assist in health care and special needs of patients to prepare the student for service-learning experiences. Prerequisite: PA major 1 credit, Spring PHAS 300: Leadership Seminar The Leadership Seminar introduces students to a three-dimensional model of leadership, including a repertoire of leadership skills and means of using those skills responsibly in the various communities to which they belong. In addition, the course helps students explore the relevance of leadership skills in the leadership process. Ethical reasoning and Catholic social justice teaching serve as the basis for students’ leadership development as reflected both in this course and in the co-requisite Theology or Philosophy Series III course. 1 credit Fall PHAS 312: Community Resources in Healthcare: A Service Learning Experience The goal of this course is to introduce the student to community service-learning through student/client experience in various health care/social service agencies within the Gannon and Erie community. Collectively each student's experience will provide a model resource of agencies available to communities and how each agency assists in the care of the patient. Prerequisite: PA major 1 credit, Fall, Spring PHAS 363: Research Process The primary goal of this course is for students to be comfortable with all aspects of clinical research in the Health Science field. All practitioners need to have an understanding of the ethical design of studies and the ethical treatment of human subjects in clinical research. Therefore, part of the class is dedicated to the study of “Good Clinical Practices (GCP)” as defined by the US Food and Drug Administration. All students will be required to obtain NIH certification in this area. In addition, the course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of designing research studies. We will survey multiple types of research methodologies including the statistical basis for making rational conclusions based upon the data. Finally, we will focus on medical writing, including how to do a literature search, write an abstract, and write a research paper. Appropriate form and style utilization will be discussed. Students will be required to complete multiple assignments including literature critiques, bibliographics, editing and the completion of an entire literature review. 3 credits, Fall PHAS 408: Behavioral Medicine This course is designed to introduce the students to the major mental health conditions including adolescent and childhood disorders. Special attention will be given to disease characteristics, etiologies, and applicable behavioral and pharmacological treatments. Prerequisite: PA major 1 credit, Spring PHAS 411: Physical Diagnosis I The techniques of history-taking, discussion and demonstration of normal physical findings with various organ systems and alteration of physical signs in disease states are introduced to the student. The relationship of physical signs to altered physiology is emphasized. Prerequisite: PA major 5 credits, Fall PHAS 413: Physical Diagnosis II Designed to complement the physical diagnosis lectures, this course enables students to develop skills in performing histories and physical examinations on fellow students. Prerequisite: PA major 1 credit, Fall 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

Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014  
Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014  
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