PAS-551: Clinical Medicine II

Credits 9.5
Academic Level

This course is a continuation of Clinical Medicine I (PAS 550) examining the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation and management of various diseases and disorders. Students will learn to correlate epidemiologic data, physiology and pathophysiology concepts, and history and physical examination findings to formulate differential diagnoses for common complaints found in the primary care setting. Students will learn what diagnostic studies are indicated for a given clinical presentation, how to interpret the results of those diagnostic studies, and how to decide if follow-up testing is required. Students will also learn the appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management for common complaints found in the primary care setting. Emphasis in this course will be on conditions of the neurologic, ophthalmologic, otolaryngologic, gastroenterologic, rheumatologic, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems.

Prerequisite(s): PAS 500, 505, 510, 515, 516, 520, 521, 535, 550, 560, and 575