PAS-521: Clinical Assessment and Technical Skills II

Credits 3.0
Academic Level

This course is a continuation of Clinical Assessment and Technical Skills I.  Students will learn additional components of the physical examination, recognize abnormal and normal findings, and communicate the information in oral and written formats. Students will examine assigned lab partners and simulated patients to gain the skills and knowledge to perform a thorough history and physical examination. This course is taught in lecture, small group and laboratory formats.  Students will have an opportunity to practice procedural skills during laboratory sessions.   

Special issues involving the health histories and physical examination of the pediatric and geriatric patient will be addressed. Students will also learn and practice the male and female genitourinary examination on human patient simulators. Students will build on their clinical assessment, documentation, and Basic Life Support (BLS) skills through small group case studies, OSCEs, and 3-D mannequin simulations. In addition, students will complete the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), learn venipuncture and intravenous catheter insertion, and practice airway management skills.  

Prerequisite(s): PAS 500, 505, 510, 515, 520, and 575