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Curriculum

Program Curriculum

Notice: South University, Richmond and the Master of Science in Physician Assistant program reserve the right to modify curriculum requirements as necessary to ensure the academic integrity of its program. Students will be notified of any changes in curriculum or program requirements prior to implementation in accordance with ARC-PA Standards.

Didactic Phase (Physician Assistant Course Sequence)

Richmond Campus

1st Quarter

PAS5102

Medical Interviewing and Documentation

3 Credit Hours

PAS5110

Physical Assessment I

3 Credit Hours

PAS5210

Physical Assessment Lab I

1 Credit Hour

PAS5125

Medical Anatomy and Physiology I

4 Credit Hours

PAS5225

Medical Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 Credit Hour

PAS5135

Laboratory Diagnostics

3 Credit Hours

PAS5173

Professional Seminar I

2 Credit Hours

Total

17 Credits

2nd Quarter

PAS5111

Physical Assessment II

3 Credit Hours

PAS5211

Physical Assessment Lab II

1 Credit Hour

PAS5126

Medical Anatomy and Physiology II

4 Credit Hours

PAS5226

Medical Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 Credit Hour

PAS5180

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics I

8 Credit Hours

PAS5380

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics I Lab

1 Credit Hour

PAS5175

Issues in Contemporary Medicine

2 Credit Hours

PAS5295

Applied Learning Experience I

1 Credit Hour

Total

21 Credits

3rd Quarter

PAS5181

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics II

8 Credit Hours

PAS5381

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics II Lab

1 Credit Hour

PAS5147

Clinical Procedures

2 Credit Hours

PAS5124

Essentials of Behavioral Medicine

3 Credit Hours

PAS5167

Musculoskeletal Care

3 Credit Hours

PAS5296

Applied Learning Experience II

2 Credit Hours

Total

19 Credits

4th Quarter

PAS5182

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics III

8 Credit Hours

PAS5382

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics III Lab

1 Credit Hour

PAS5138

Fundamentals of Surgery

4 Credit Hours

PAS5105

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3 Credit Hours

PAS5130

Diagnostic Methods

4 Credit Hours

PAS5297

Applied Learning Experience III

1 Credit Hour

Total

21 Credits

5th Quarter

PAS5132

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

4 Credit Hours

PAS5183

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics IV

8 Credit Hours

PAS5383

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherpeutics IV Lab

1 Credit Hour

PAS5190

Essentials of Emergency Medicine

4 Credit Hours

PAS6152

Medical Literature in Clinical Practice

1 Credit Hour

PAS5174

Professional Seminar II

3 Credit Hours

PAS5298

Applied Learning Experience IV

1 Credit Hour

Total

22 Credit Hours

Didactic Curriculum

100 Credits

Clinical Phase

PAS6200

Clinical Rotation I

8 Credit Hours

PAS6205

Clinical Rotation II

8 Credit Hours

PAS6320

Special Topics in Clinical Practice I 

2 Credit Hours

PAS6210

Clinical Rotation III

8 Credit Hours

PAS6215

Clinical Rotation IV

8 Credit Hours

PAS6330

Special Topics in Clinical Practice II

2 Credit Hours

PAS6220

Clinical Rotation V

8 Credit Hours

PAS6225

Clinical Rotation VI

8 Credit Hours

PAS6340

Special Topics in Clinical Practice III

2 Credit Hours

PAS6230

Clinical Rotation VII 

8 Credit Hours

PAS6235

Clinical Rotation VIII

8 Credit Hours

PAS6350

Senior Seminar

4 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours

74 Credits

Required Program Total Credit Hours

174 Credits

The courses below are offered on an as needed basis:

PAS5199

Independent Study I

8 Credit Hours

PAS5299

Independent Study II

8 Credit Hours

No physician assistant credits from another institution may transfer into the didactic or clinical year. Master of Science in Physician Assistant students must complete the entire 27 month program (174 credit hours) at South University.

http://www.southuniversity.edu/richmond/areas-of-study/physician-assistant/physician-assistant-master-of-science-ms/curriculumpa