Prerequisite: PAM 511
The Problem Based Learning (I, II) series reinforces medical concepts taught throughout the PA curriculum in preparation of clinical rotations. Working in groups, patient cases will be presented and students will gather a simulated history and physical exam, develop differential diagnoses, decide on appropriate diagnostic orders, analyze complete scenario to obtain the diagnosis, and evaluate appropriate diagnostic management plans.
During the process students must identify what they already know, what they need to know and how and where to access new information that may lead to resolution of the problem. Participation, preparation of patient notes, oral presentations, and professionalism will also be assessed. Instructors will facilitate learning by supporting, guiding, and monitoring the process. 6 weeks course.