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Last approved: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:20:41 GMT

Last edit: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:50:09 GMT

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School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Physician Assistant (PA)
Role of PA in American Health Care
PA Role American Health Care
Summer 2015
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The history, development, and current status of the physician assistant profession within the context of the U.S. health system, such as practice roles, legal issues, and economic aspects of the profession.
COURSE GOALS: By the end of this course, the student will:

1. Compare and contrast the major systems of public and private health financing systems in the U.S. and abroad.
2. Critique the U.S. health system and its components, in terms of problems with health care access, health insurance, and health disparities.
3. Identify major policy issues related to the U.S. health care system.
4. Evaluate the history, current status and major demographic trends of the PA profession.
5. Discuss the role of the physician assistant, its impact, educational models and current trends.
6. Assess the legal and economic basis of the PA profession to include the systems of PA state regulation, national certification, and institutional credentialing.
7. Evaluate current controversies in the health care sector and the PA profession.
8. Describe the standard PA educational goals; including accreditation guidelines and requirements.
9. Describe the role of the PA in the healthcare system, both past and present including current trends and the implication to the future.
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emoriart (Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:34:37 GMT): Old course PA 6219. No changes to content. Renumbering only as part of curriculum update (submitted in PIM)
twilson (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:38:14 GMT): Rollback: pending further review
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