PA 540 - Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement is 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, practice/performance improvement, research methods & design, and the analysis and application of medical research. This course will serve as a foundational course enabling the PA student to conduct a systematic review on a relevant research practice topic. Most of the course will be conducted via team-based learning 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. Four semester hours.


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