PAM 501 Introduction to the PA Profession (2 SH)

Prerequisite: Admission to PA program

Lecture

This course will expose students to the physician assistant field. It will cover a number of introductory topics such as the history, development, current status, and the projected future of the physician assistant profession. Other topics include scope of practice, health care delivery systems, interpersonal communication, medical decision making, medical ethics, licensing and certification, prescriptive authority, and employment issues.