Aug 19, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MPAS 540 - Patient Assessment & Diagnostic Methods I


(2 hours) Prerequisites: Successful completion of Unit 1 of the didactic year. This is a 12 week course that will meet once a week, and will consist of lecture, small group, and laboratory formats. This course is designed to introduce students to the art of history taking and the techniques of physical exam, using both lab partners and simulated patients. Students will also receive instruction on the proper use of diagnostic equipment. In addition, students will be introduced to ordering and interpreting diagnostic imaging, and laboratory results. Students will also learn to synthesize and present patient information as part of the medical decision-making team. This course will focus on history taking, physical exam, and diagnostics that are applicable to the infectious disease, dermatology, HEENT, gastroenterology, and hematology units. Note: This course cannot be challenged.



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