PA 5062 - History of the Profession

Course Description 

This course will provide the physician assistant student with an introduction and foundation in the history of the PA profession by exploring milestones in the history, development, responsibilities of clinical practice, roles as healthcare providers, patient advocacy, organizations, eligibility and maintenance requirements of the Physician Assistant profession. Also included is an exploration of the continuing health care workforce shortage, quality of care, subspecialty development, and economic issues. Medical ethics are explored in the context of contemporary medical scenarios.

Credits: 1