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Curriculum

Program Curriculum

Notice: South University, Tampa 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 Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant ARC-PA Standards.

Physician Assistant Program

Tampa Campus

Didactic Phase (Physician Assistant Course Sequence)

Winter (10 weeks) 1st Quarter: 17 Credits


PAS5102

Medical Interviewing and Documentation

3 credit hours

PAS5110

Physical Assessment I

3 credit hours

PAS5125

Medical Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credit hours

PAS5135

Laboratory Diagnostics

3 credit hours

PAS5173

Professional Seminar I

2 credit hours

PAS5210

Physical Assessment I Lab

1 credit hour

PAS5225

Medical Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit hour

Total

17 credits

Spring (10 weeks) 2nd Quarter : 21 Credits


PAS5111

Physical Assessment II

3 credit hours

PAS5126

Medical Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credit hours

PAS5175

Issues in Contemporary Medicine

2 credit hours

PAS5180

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics I

8 credits

PAS5211

Physical Assessment II Lab

1 credit hour

PAS5226

Medical Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit hour

PAS5380

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics I Lab

1 credit hour

PAS5295

Applied Learning Experience I

1 credit hour

Total

21 credit hours

Summer (10 weeks) 3rd Quarter : 18 Credits


PAS5130

Diagnostic Methods

4 credit hours

PAS5167

Musculoskeletal Care

3 credit hours

PAS5181

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics II

8 credits

PAS5381

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics II Lab

1 credit hour

PAS5296

Applied Learning Experience II

2 credit hours

Total

18 credits

Fall (10 weeks) 4th Quarter : 20 Credits


PAS5105

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3 credit hours

PAS5124

Essentials of Behavioral Medicine

3 credit hours

PAS5138

Fundamentals of Surgery

4 credit hours

PAS5182

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics III

8 credits

PAS5382

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics III Lab

1 credit hour

PAS5297

Applied Learning Experience III

1 credit hour

Total

20 credits

Winter (10 weeks) 5th Quarter : 24 Credits


PAS5132

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics

4 credit hours

PAS5147

Clinical Procedures

2 credit hours

PAS5174

Professional Seminar II

3 credit hours

PAS5183

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics IV

8 credits

PAS5190

Essentials of Emergency Medicine

4 credit hours

PAS5383

Clinical Medicine and Pharmacotherapeutics IV Lab

1 credit hour

PAS5298

Applied Learning Experience IV

1 credit hour

PAS6152

Medical Literature in Clinical Practice

1 credit hour

Total

24 credit hours

Total Didactic Phase Credits

100 credits

Clinical Phase (4 quarters/ 12 months)


PAS6200

Clinical Rotation I

8 credits

PAS6205

Clinical Rotation II

8 credits

PAS6320

Special Topics in Clinical Practice I

2 credit hours

PAS6210

Clinical Rotation III

8 credits

PAS6215

Clinical Rotation IV

8 credits

PAS6330

Special Topics in Clinical Practice II

2 credit hours

PAS6220

Clinical Rotation V

8 credits

PAS6225

Clinical Rotation VI

8 credits

PAS6340

Special Topics in Clinical Practice III

2 credit hours

PAS6230

Clinical Rotation VII

8 credits

PAS6235

Clinical Rotation VIII

8 credits

PAS6350

Physician Assistant Senior Seminar

4 credit hours

Total Clinical Phase Credits

74 credit hours

Required Program Total Credits

174 credit hours

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

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