Wayne State University

Courses offered - Physician Assistant Studies

*For a full overview of the courses you'll need, visit the curriculum page for your program.

PAS 7000 Anatomy for Physician Assistants I

Prereq: admission to physician assistant studies program.

Structural and functional anatomy of the human body relevant to physician assistant responsibilities. All major regions of body will be studied. Regional dissections; programmed instruction; lectures and demonstrations with emphasis on use of gross anatomy in physical diagnosis.

PAS 7001 Anatomy for Physician Assistants II

Prereq: admission to physician assistant studies program.

Continuation of PAS 7000. Structural and functional anatomy of the human body relevant to physician assistant responsibilities. All major regions of body will be studied.

PAS 7010 Clinical Medicine I

Prereq: admission to physician assistant studies program.

Introduction to etiology, manifestation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease; includes: all major organ systems and disease entities.

PAS 7020 Clinical Medicine II

Prereq: PAS 7010.

Continuation of PAS 7010.

PAS 7030 Clinical Medicine III

Prereq: PAS 7020.

Continuation of PAS 7020.

PAS 7040 Patient Evaluation I

Prereq: admission to physician assistant studies program.

The elicitation and recording of complete medical history, including a complete and comprehensive physical examination.

PAS 7050 Patient Evaluation II

Prereq: PAS 7040.

Continuation of PAS 7040.

PAS 7060 Patient Evaluation III

Prereq: PAS 7050.

Continuation of PAS 7050.

PAS 7070 Health Care Issues I

Prereq: admission to physician assistant studies program.

Specialized topics in the care of patients, medical research, as well as issues concerning the delivery of health care to the public.

PAS 7080 Health Care Issues II

Prereq: PAS 7070.

Continuation of PAS 7070.

PAS 7090 Health Care Issues III

Prereq: PAS 7080.

Continuation of PAS 7080.

PAS 7100 Pharmacology I

Prereq: admission to physician assistant studies program.

Principles of pharmacologic action followed by review of major therapeutic agents in each clinical area. Major systems of the body as related to drugs and diseases.

PAS 7110 Pharmacology II

Prereq: PAS 7100.

Continuation of PAS 7100,

PAS 7500 Pathophysiology I

Prereq: admission to physician assistant studies program.

Dynamics of alterations in function in response to disease.

PAS 7510 Pathophysiology II

Prereq: PAS 7500.

Continuation of PAS 7500.

PAS 7520 Pathophysiology III

Prereq: PAS 7510.

Continuation of PAS 7510.

PAS 8000 Internal Medicine Rotation: Practicum

Prereq: completion of first year didactic curriculum in PAS.

Advanced training in internal medicine with particular emphasis on both inpatient and outpatient primary care.

PAS 8010 Obstetrics and Gynecology Rotation: Practicum

Prereq: completion of first year didactic curriculum in PAS.

Advanced training in the problems associated with gestation, birth, and women's health.

PAS 8020 Emergency Medicine Rotation: Practicum

Prereq: completion of first year didactic curriculum in PAS.

Advanced training in all aspects of the practice of urgent and emergency medicine.

PAS 8030 Pediatrics Rotation: Practicum

Prereq: completion of first year didactic curriculum in PAS.

Advanced training in the care of children from birth through adolescence.

PAS 8040 Psychiatry Rotation: Practicum

Prereq: completion of first year didactic curriculum in PAS.

Advanced training in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders.

PAS 8050 Surgery Rotation: Practicum

Prereq: completion of first year didactic curriculum in PAS.

Examination of patients with surgical disorders, arrangement and participation in selected surgical procedures and recommendations for further evaluation and care.

PAS 8060 Family Medicine Rotation: Practicum

Prereq: completion of first year didactic curriculum in PAS.

Advanced training in outpatient evaluation of pediatric and adult patients with emphasis on family health, lifespan, and coordination of the health care team.

PAS 8070 Preceptorship

Prereq: completion of first year didactic curriculum in PAS.

Rotation specialized to the primary care needs of individual physician assistant students in last phase of clinical training.