PA 541a - Practice-Based Learning & Improvement

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement is the first of two courses specifically designed as the PA students’ graduate-level research course with emphasis on practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI). The course includes specific training in evidence-based medicine and practices, systems-based practice, competency self-evaluation and improvement, practice/performance improvement, research methods & design, and the analysis and application of medical research. As the first of two courses, this course will serve as a foundational course enabling the PA student to develop a practice-based improvement project that will be finalized in Practice-Based Learning and Improvement II delivered during the clinical phase of training. Most of the course will be conducted via flipped-classroom in which students will receive and review presentation material prior to each class session and then discuss and apply what they have learned to activities conducted in small and large group sessions.

2 Semester Credit Hours

 

Required Text(s): The course will use multiple peer-reviewed articles and learning module trainings as the main required readings.

Description

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement is the first of two courses specifically designed as the PA students’ graduate-level research course with emphasis on practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI). The course includes specific training in evidence-based medicine and practices, systems-based practice, competency self-evaluation and improvement, practice/performance improvement, research methods & design, and the analysis and application of medical research. As the first of two courses, this course will serve as a foundational course enabling the PA student to develop a practice-based improvement project that will be finalized in Practice-Based Learning and Improvement II delivered during the clinical phase of training. Most of the course will be conducted via flipped-classroom in which students will receive and review presentation material prior to each class session and then discuss and apply what they have learned to activities conducted in small and large group sessions.

2 Semester Credit Hours

 

Required Text(s): The course will use multiple peer-reviewed articles and learning module trainings as the main required readings.