Health Care Issues I
College of Arts + Science
In this three-part course, PA students will gain an appreciation for the importance of healthcare issues that impact the care that patients receive and the outcomes of that care. Students will gain a greater appreciation for and comprehension of the socio-behavioral aspects of medical practice. Students learn effective interviewing skills of diverse populations, acute and chronic H&Ps, construction of SOAP notes, clinical reasoning, problem solving with the ability to create differential diagnosis lists, interdisciplinary communication for enhancing treatment compliance promoting positive health patterns, and enhancing positive response to illness.