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Curriculum

Program Curriculum

Notice: South University, Savannah 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 (5 quarters/15 months):

Winter (10 weeks) 1st Quarter

PAS 5102

Medical Interviewing and Documentation

3 credits

PAS 5110

Physical Assessment I

3 credits

PAS 5125

Medical Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

PAS 5135

Laboratory Diagnostics

3 credits

PAS 5173

Professional Seminar I

2 credits

PAS 5210

Physical Assessment I Lab

1 credit

PAS 5225

Medical Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

Total

17 credits

Spring (10 weeks) 2nd Quarter

PAS 5111

Physical Assessment II

3 credits

PAS 5126

Medical Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

PAS 5175

Issues in Contemporary Medicine

2 credits

PAS 5180

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics I

8 credits

PAS 5211

Physical Assessment II Lab

1 credit

PAS 5226

Medical Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

PAS 5295

Applied Learning Experience I

1 credit

PAS 5380

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics I Lab

1 credit

Total

21 credits

Summer (10 weeks) 3rd Quarter

PAS 5124

Essentials of Behavioral Medicine

3 credits

PAS 5147

Clinical Procedures

2 credits

PAS 5167

Musculoskeletal Care

3 credits

PAS 5181

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics II

8 credits

PAS 5296

Applied Learning Experience II

2 credits

PAS 5381

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics II Lab

1 credit

Total

19 credits

Fall (10 weeks) 4th Quarter

PAS 5105

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3 credits

PAS 5130

Diagnostic Methods

4 credits

PAS 5138

Fundamentals of Surgery

4 credits

PAS 5182

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics III

8 credits

PAS 5297

Applied Learning Experience III

1 credit

PAS 5382

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics III Lab

1 credit

Total

21 credits

Winter (10 weeks) 5th Quarter

PAS 5132

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

4 credits

PAS 5174

Professional Seminar II

3 credits

PAS 5183

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics IV

8 credits

PAS 5190

Essentials of Emergency Medicine

4 credits

PAS 5298

Applied Learning Experience IV

1 credit

PAS 5383

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics IV Lab

1 credit

PAS 6152

Medical Literature in Clinical Practice

1 credit

Total

22 credits

Total Didactic Phase Credits

100 credits

Clinical Phase (4 quarters/12 months)

PAS 6200

Clinical Rotation I

8 credits

PAS 6205

Clinical Rotation II

8 credits

PAS 6320

Special Topics in Clinical Practice I

2 credits

PAS 6210

Clinical Rotation III

8 credits

PAS 6215

Clinical Rotation IV

8 credits

PAS 6330

Special Topics in Clinical Practice II

2 credits

PAS 6220

Clinical Rotation V

8 credits

PAS 6225

Clinical Rotation VI

8 credits

PAS 6340

Special Topics in Clinical Practice III

2 credits

PAS 6230

Clinical Rotation VII

8 credits

PAS 6235

Clinical Rotation VIII

8 credits

PAS 6350

Physician Assistant Senior Seminar

4 Credits

Total Clinical Phase Credits

74 credits

The courses below are offered on an as needed basis:

PAS5199 Independent Learning Seminar I

8 credits

PAS5299 Independent Learning Seminar II

8 credits

Rotations must be completed in the following disciplines:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Elective

Total Didactic Phase Credits

100

Total Clinical Phase Credits

74

Total Program Credits

174

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