Aug 09, 2020  
2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHA 507 - Psychosocial Medicine


This course will examine the factors that influence a patient’s development and will identify factors that aid in integrating psychosocial and behavioral perspectives to the practice of medicine. The physician assistant students will explore these aspects of their own personalities and evaluate how these aspects may affect interaction with their patients. Students will develop sensitivity for working with culturally diverse patient populations and outline healthcare disparities among minority groups. History taking, which is a core clinical skill, will be examined, and students will learn to elicit medical information with sensitivity and accuracy.

Prerequisites & Notes
(Corequisites: PHA 501, PHA 502, PHA 503, PHA 504, PHA 505, and PHA 506)

Credits: 2