PA 540 Patient Assessment III, 3 credits

In this course, students will build on the knowledge and foundational skills and techniques learned in PA 538 and 539 in the performance of a thorough physical examination and medical history. The student will integrate the knowledge and skills that they have built upon in previous semesters and apply that to the surgical patient and the psychiatric patient. The student will also expand their knowledge and ability to perform directed exams as well as integrating patient education into their "mock" office visits. The student will continue learning the documentation of process of the complete medical chart.