College of Health Sciences

Physician Assistant Program

Sample Course Schedule

The credit unit is equal to one semester hour. Course schedule is subject to change each academic year.

First Year - Fall Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PA 510 FAB Gross Anatomy 30 32.5     3.00
PA 520 FAA Physiology and Pathophysiology 1 36.5       2.00
PA 530 FAA Clinical Medicine 1 46.5       2.50
PA 540 FAB Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics 1 22.5       1.50
PA 550 FAA Medical Microbiology 8       0.50
PA 560 FAA Clinical Assessment 1 34 42     3.50
PA 570 FAB Behavioral Science 1 33       2.00
PA 580 FAA Evidence-Based Medicine 20       1.00
PA 590 FAA Management and Administration of Healthcare Systems 11       1.00
First Year - Fall Semester Totals 241.5 74.5 0 0 17.00
First Year - Spring Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PA 521 SAB Physiology and Pathophysiology 2 36.5       2.00
PA 531 SAB Clinical Medicine 2 64       3.50
PA 541 SAA Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics 2 33.5       2.00
PA 561 SAB Clinical Assessment 2 17 8     1.00
PA 565 SAA Advanced Clinical Skills 1 29 19.5     2.50
PA 591 SAB The PA in the Healthcare System 24.5       1.50
PA 582 SAB Clinical Problem Solving 1   34   112 3.50
First Year - Spring Semester Totals 204.5 61.5 0 112 16.00
First Year Totals 446.00 136.00 0.00 112.00 33.00

Second Year - Summer Term
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PA 522 RAA Physiology and Pathophysiology 3 25.5       1.50
PA 532 RAA Clinical Medicine 3 43       2.50
PA 535 RAA Emergency Medicine 15       1.00
PA 536 RAA Surgery 11 4     0.50
PA 537 RAA Pediatrics 19 2     1.00
PA 542 RAB Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics 3 34       2.00
PA 566 RAA Advanced Clinical Skills 2 5.5 17     1.00
PA 571 RAA Behavioral Science 2 16.5       1.00
PA 583 RAB Clinical Problem Solving 2   9   64 1.50
Second Year - Summer Term Totals 169.5 32 0 64 12.00
Second Year - Fall Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PA 601 VAA Rotation 1       200 4.50
PA 602 VAA Rotation 2       200 4.50
PA 603 VAA Rotation 3       200 4.50
PA 604 VAA Rotation 4       200 4.50
PA 690 FAA Legal and Ethical Aspects of Medicine 10       0.50
Second Year - Fall Semester Totals 10 0 0 800 18.50
Second Year - Spring Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PA 605 VAA Rotation 5       200 4.50
PA 606 VAA Rotation 6       200 4.50
PA 607 VAA Rotation 7       200 4.50
PA 608 VAA Rotation 8       200 4.50
PA 691 SAA Transition to Practice 10       0.50
PA 692 SAA Castone Project 1 10       0.50
Second Year - Spring Semester Totals 20 0 0 800 19.00
Second Year Totals 199.50 32.00 0.00 1664.00 49.50

Third Year - Summer Term
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PA 609 VAA Rotation 9       200 4.50
PA 610 VAA Rotation 10       200 4.50
PA 693 RAA Senior Seminar 20       1.00
PA 694 RAA Castone Project 2 10       0.50
    30 0 0 400 10.50
Third Year Totals 30.00 0.00 0.00 400.00 10.50
Core Program Totals 675.5 168 0 2176 93.00
Rotations
Descriptions:
Family Medicine / Primary Care
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery
Internal Medicine
Prenatal Care / Women's Health
Pediatrics
Geriatrics
Floating Block
Elective Rotation 1
Elective Rotation 2

updated 09.29.2009