PA 523 - Clinical Skills III

Clinical Skills I, II and III include lectures, labs, and clinic experiences covering the in-depth study and practice of evidence-based patient interviewing, physical examination, diagnostic evaluation - including laboratory, imaging and procedural testing, patient counseling and education, and patient management for diverse patient populations throughout the lifespan. Clinical Skills I will emphasis the complete history and physical examination, including, but not limited to, documentation of care. Clinical Skills II and III will emphasize both a complete history and physical examination and documentation in addition to focused examinations organized by body/organ system aligning with the Clinical Medicine II and III courses and specific training on evidence-based technical skills and procedures. The courses also cover effective interviewing and communication skills, standardized patient and high-fidelity manikin simulation activities, and directly supervised clinical experiences in the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College. As with other courses, this course will be taught with extensive use of a flipped classroom and team based learning design geared towards problem solving and medical decision-making skills within a collaborative interprofessional patient-centered team-based model.

Additionally, and specific to Clinical Skills III which covers the prenatal, newborn and pediatric examinations, students will complete mini-rotations at our local pediatric officers under the supervision of pediatric specialists.

3 Semester Credit Hours

Description

Clinical Skills I, II and III include lectures, labs, and clinic experiences covering the in-depth study and practice of evidence-based patient interviewing, physical examination, diagnostic evaluation - including laboratory, imaging and procedural testing, patient counseling and education, and patient management for diverse patient populations throughout the lifespan. Clinical Skills I will emphasis the complete history and physical examination, including, but not limited to, documentation of care. Clinical Skills II and III will emphasize both a complete history and physical examination and documentation in addition to focused examinations organized by body/organ system aligning with the Clinical Medicine II and III courses and specific training on evidence-based technical skills and procedures. The courses also cover effective interviewing and communication skills, standardized patient and high-fidelity manikin simulation activities, and directly supervised clinical experiences in the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College. As with other courses, this course will be taught with extensive use of a flipped classroom and team based learning design geared towards problem solving and medical decision-making skills within a collaborative interprofessional patient-centered team-based model.

Additionally, and specific to Clinical Skills III which covers the prenatal, newborn and pediatric examinations, students will complete mini-rotations at our local pediatric officers under the supervision of pediatric specialists.

3 Semester Credit Hours