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PA 512. History and Physical Examination. 3 Credit Hours.

History and Physical Examination is a three credit course that is offered in the second term of year one of the Master in Physician Assistant Studies Program. The course covers the basic principles and techniques for obtaining and documenting a history and performing a physical exam. The course is sequenced to follow the anatomy course completed in the first term, and to coincide with the start of the Clinical Medicine and Clinical Correlations courses, where history and physical examination subject matter will be reinforced and practiced. There is an associated laboratory time for practice, reinforcement and refinement of the history and physical examination concepts and techniques taught in the lecture course.