Physician Assistant Studies Courses

Physician Assistant Studies

PAS 510: Advanced Human Anatomy I (2)

Functional and applied human anatomy presented on a systemic basis. The course is divided into sections - general anatomical concepts, thorax, abdomen, perineum, and pelvis. This advanced course will go beyond basic anatomical concepts and emphasize in both lecture and laboratory sessions the functional anatomical relationship to pathological conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting. The relationship between embryology and the study of pediatrics will be taught. Laboratory sessions will be organized using models and prosection cadavers. Small group interactions will be used to demonstrate problem-solving abilities related to clinical findings and physical examination. Prerequisites: Three year program acceptance; Corequisites:PAS 510L, 511, 513, 514, 516, 516L, 535. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 510L: Advanced Human Anatomy Laboratory (0)

Laboratory techniques for Advanced Human Anatomy I. Corequisite: PAS 510. (GR)

PAS 511: Clinical Microbiology/Immunology (3)

This course focuses on the anatomy, physiology, and relationships of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, and rickettsiae and helminths. Included are the systemic diseases caused by these organisms, control of microorganisms, the host-parasite relationship, and the establishment of disease. The immune system and genetics will be discussed in detail including resistance to disease, immunity and serology, and immune disorders. Corequisites: PAS 510, 510L, 513, 514, 516, 516L, 535. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 512: Medical Informatics (2)

This course provides the PA student with a comprehensive and practical introduction to the utilization of electronic health records and emerging technologies used in clinical practice to document patient care and facilitate communication with patients and between health care professionals. Prerequisites: Successful completion of PAS 510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 519, 520, 520L, 521, 531, 535, 536, 538, 538L Corequisites: PAS512, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 513: Clinical Laboratory Medicine (2)

This course focuses on basic laboratory procedures and physiology used to investigate clinical problems encountered in the primary care setting. In addition to office procedures, laboratory tests conducted in the hospital setting useful in making a diagnosis and evaluating treatment effectiveness will be emphasized. Tests relevant to hematology, chemistry, bacteriology, urinalysis, and immunology will be discussed, demonstrated, and performed. In addition to the laboratory experience, students will be exposed to interpreting case studies and laboratory reports. Prerequisite: Three year program acceptance; Corequisites: PAS510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 516, 516L, 535. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 514: Pathophysiology (3)

General concepts of disease are covered including degeneration and necrosis, inflammation and repair, fluid and coagulation disturbances, and general aspects of neoplasia. Disease entities in each organ system are studied with regard to causation, evaluation, and morphology of pathological changes. Prerequisite: Three year program acceptance; Corequisites: PAS510, 510L, 511, 513, 516, 516L, 535. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 515: Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine I (5)

This course provides an introduction to the study of the disease process. Emphasis has been placed on the integration of the essential anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology relevant to medical problems encountered in the primary care setting. The differential diagnosis of symptoms and physical findings along with interpretation of laboratory and radiographic tests appropriate to each system is discussed. Topics to include problems of the respiratory tract, cardiology, hematology, endocrinology, nephrology, urology, and gastroenterology. The course will use both lecture and seminar formats. The student learns the general principles of diagnostic imaging and electrocardiography. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in PAS 510, 511, 512, 513 and 514; Corequisites: PAS 517, 518 and 531. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 516: Advanced Human Anatomy II (2)

This course is a continuation of PAS 510, Advanced Human Anatomy. Functional and applied human anatomy presented on a systemic basis. The course is divided into sections: head and neck, back, extremities, and neuroanatomy. This advanced course will go beyond basic anatomical concepts and emphasize in both lecture and laboratory sessions the functional anatomical relationship to pathological conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting. The relationship between embryology and the study of pediatrics will be taught. Laboratory sessions will be organized using models and prosection cadavers. Small group interactions will be used to demonstrate problem-solving abilities related to clinical findings and physical examination. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in PAS 510, 511, 512, 513, 514; Corequisites: PAS 515, 516L, 517 and 518. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 516L: Advanced Human Anatomy II Lab (0)

Laboratory techniques for Advanced Human Anatomy II. Corequisite: PAS 516. (GR)

PAS 517: Physical Diagnosis I (3)

Physical Diagnosis I is the first module of a dual semester course. It is presented in the spring semester of the first year of the PA program and is complemented in the following fall semester by PAS 520 Physical Diagnosis II. PAS 517 is comprised of a 3 hour per week class lecture. The overall course objective is for the student to learn to perform and document a complete physical examination. Students will be expected to integrate the knowledge learned in anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology relevant to some of the most common medical problems. Using appropriate medical terminology, students will demonstrate their ability to describe their clinical findings and assessments in both verbal and written formats. Students must keep in mind that clinical competency encompasses many factors including a solid fund of medical knowledge, proficiency in clinical skills, appropriate attitudes, behaviors and critical thinking skills in their approach to the patient's medical concerns. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in PAS510, 511, 513, 514; Corequisites: PAS 515, 517L and 518. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 517L: Physical Diagnosis I Laboratory (1)

Physical Diagnosis I Lab is a 2 hour per week lab which allows for students to learn, practice, and demonstrate the ability to perform an organ specific physical examination as well as a comprehensive head to toe physical examination by completion of the semester. Each week of the laboratory experience covers a different organ system's appropriate physical examination. Corequisite: PAS 517. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 518: Pharmacology I (2)

This course is designed in sequence with the topics presented in Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine I and focuses on practical pharmacotherapeutics. Mechanisms of drug action, therapeutic uses, specific effects and toxicity, effects on organ systems, contraindications and drug interactions will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the most commonly used categories of drugs. Prerequisites: PAS510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 516, 516L, 535; Corequisites: PAS 515, 517, 517L. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 520: Physical Diagnosis II (2)

This course is a 2 credit hour course (a continuation of Physical Diagnosis I) consisting of two hours of physical diagnosis lecture weekly. This course will provide opportunities for the student to apply the pertinent physical examination findings in response to focused historical data and specific patient complaints. The classroom lectures will prepare students to complete organ system specific and specialty specific cases in the laboratory setting. Successful completion of PAS 510, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518; Corequisites: PAS 519, 520L, 521, 531, 536, 538/L. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 520L: Physical Diagnosis II Laboratory (1)

The physical diagnosis laboratory meets for 2 hours weekly. The psychomotor skills necessary for performance of the entire physical exam were obtained in Physical Diagnosis I Lab. In this semester students will be able to obtain a problem focused history, perform the appropriate physical examination, and document a patient encounter note for each organ system. Each student will also complete one lab on the female pelvic examination and one lab on the male genitourinary examination. Corequisite: PAS 520. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 521: Pharmacology II (2)

This course is a continuation of PAS 518, Pharmacology I and designed in sequence with Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine II. Prerequisite: Successful completion of PAS510, 510L,511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 535; Corequisites: PAS519, 520,520L, 531, 536, 538, 538L. Offered Each Year(Fall). (GR)

PAS 522: The Cultural and Psychosocial Dynamics of Medicine (3)

Topic areas will include clinical decision-making and problem solving, domestic violence, rape, death and dying, sexuality issues, substance abuse, HIV and other special topics. A critical review of selected readings will be required for seminar discussions. Students are introduced to concepts in health psychology and behavioral medicine which identify the cultural and psychosocial factors contributing to health, physical and emotional well being. Defenses and adaptations are discussed as related to the types of patients the students will work with. Other psychological responses to acute and chronic illness, disability, and death and dying, are discussed as they relate to the patient and the medical practitioner. Students are introduced to the techniques of modeling and role-playing and are required to participate in the roles of health care practitioner, patient and family member. Emphasis is placed on establishing a relationship, and understanding the effects of culture and personality types. Prerequisite: Successful completion of PAS 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518 and 531. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 524: Clinical Pediatrics (2)

This course is an introduction to the study of pediatric and adolescent medicine. It is designed to provide the PA student with a functional understanding of the pediatric exam, growth, development, and disease processes as they relate to the infant and child. Through integration of the basic and clinical sciences, the PA student will become acquainted with neonatology, as well as pediatric cardiology, hematology, nephrology, urology, orthopedics, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, surgery, and psychiatry. Practical application of pharmacological priniciples to case studies is required.Prerequisite: Successful completion of PAS 510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 519, 520, 520L, 521, 531, 535, 536, 538, 538L; Corequisites: PAS512, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 525: Clinical Problem Solving (3)

This course consolidates all the topics of medicine by developing a logical methodology of assessment of disease processes or syndromes, and subsequent intervention. Students will master the ability to generate a differential diagnosis specific to the patients' presenting complaints, signs and symptoms and laboratory data. A case study format is used. Prerequisite: Successful completion of PAS510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 515 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 519, 520, 520L, 521, 531, 535, 536, 538, 538L; Corequisites: PAS512, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 526: Surgery (3)

This course encompasses general principles related to the management and care of patients with surgical conditions. Wound healing and surgical techniques, pre- and post-operative management are studied. Surgical diseases of the head and neck, gastrointestinal, endocrine, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and urogenital system are covered. Basic procedures will be presented, including basic suturing technique, wound care, casting, splinting, aseptic technique, gowning and gloving, and other procedures necessary to function in the surgical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of PAS510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 519, 520, 520L, 521, 531, 535, 536, 538, 538L; Corequisites: PAS512, 524, 525, 527, 528, 529. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 527: Geriatrics (2)

This course deals with aging and long term care and continues building on the student's awareness of the social context in which health care is provided to the elderly and chronically ill. The course emphasizes the development of communication skills necessary to enhance the humanistic practice of geriatric medicine. Students are required to interview chronic and acute geriatric patients in nursing home and acute care hospital settings. Through required readings, lectures, field experience and group discussions, the students will learn the fundamentals of geriatric medicine and the multi-dimensional aspects of long term care. Prerequisite: Successful completion of PAS510, 510L, 522, 513, 514, 515, 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 519, 520, 520L, 521, 531, 535, 536, 538, 538L; Corequisites: PAS512, 524, 525, 526, 528, 529. Offered Each Year(Spring). (GR)

PAS 528: Emergency Medicine (3)

Initial, life-saving procedures on the critically ill and seriously injured are considered. Shock, trauma, burns, gastrointestinal, obstetrical, gynecologic, pulmonary, and cardiovascular emergencies are covered. Students are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Students learn the principles of sterile technique and universal precautions. There are hands-on skill sessions. Prerequisites: Successful completion of PAS510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 519, 520, 520L, 521, 531, 535, 536, 538, 538L and BLS CPR certification; Corequisites: PAS512, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 529: Research Methodology (3)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Together with PAS 612 and PAS 613, combination of all three courses meet Research & Presentation requirement. Engaging in the process of clinical research design, students will develop skills that are necessary for reviewing objective data as a component of clinical practice. Students will identify a research question relevant to the practice of medicine and critically review the relevant clinical and scientific literature. Prerequisites: Successful completion of PAS510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 519, 520, 520L, 521, 531, 535, 536, 538, 538L; CorequisiteS: PAS512, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 530: Preliminary Writing for Research (1)

Writing Intensive. This course is a Corequisite to PAS 529. (GR)

PAS 531: Preventive Medicine (2)

This course has been designed to provide the PA student with a functional understanding of prevention strategies employed in the primary care setting. Emphasis has been placed on applying appropriate interventions and services that have been proven effective in preventing disease and improving the human condition as it relates to the quality of life and longevity. In addition, nutrition will be a major focus In this course. Students will review the epidemiological distribution of disease and its sociologic implications. Prerequisites: PAS510, 510L, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516, 516L, 517, 517L, 518, 535; Corequisites: PAS519, 520, 520L, 521, 536, 538, 538L. Offered Each Year (Fall or Spring). (GR)

PAS 535: Medical Professional Issues I (1)

Medical Professional Issues is a two course series offered to all Daemen College Physician Assistant students. Part I establishes an introductory level of knowledge about the US healthcare system and the PA profession. Part II builds off this foundation and serves as the primary venue to examine, at great depth and breadth, the professional issues delineated in the 4th Edition of the ARC-PA Standards. Together, the courses allow students to gain the knowledge and skills to abide by the laws and regulations that govern the PA profession and the practice of medicine. But, perhaps more importantly, students will be prepared to be effective participants and leaders in the profession. Co-requisites: PS510/L, 511, 516/L, 513, 514, PHI321. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 536: Medical Professional Issues II (2)

Medical Professional Issues is a two course series offered to all Daemen College Physician Assistant students. Part I establishes an introductory level of knowledge about the US healthcare system and the PA profession. Part II builds off this foundation and serves as the primary venue to examine, at great depth and breadth, the professional issues delineated in the 4th Edition of the ARC-PA Standards. Together, the courses allow students to gain the knowledge and skills to abide by the laws and regulations that govern the PA profession and the practice of medicine. But, perhaps more importantly, students will be prepared to be effective participants and leaders in the profession. Prerequisites: PAS510/L, 511, 515, 516/L, 517/l, 513, 514, 518, 535, NSC310 or PSY333, PHI321. Co-requisites: PAS519, 520/L, 521, 531, 536, 538/L. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 538: Orthopedic Medicine (1)

An introduction to the study of musculoskeletal injuries and disease processes. Emphasis has been placed on the integration of the essential anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology relevant to medical problems encountered in the musculoskeletal system. The differential diagnosis of symptoms and physical findings along with interpretation of laboratory and radiographic tests appropriate to each region are discussed. This course includes the Orthopedic Skills Laboratory which focuses on the understanding of musculoskeletal special testing and physical examination skills by region. Prerequisites: PAS510/L, 511, 513, 514, 515, 516/L, 517/L, 518, 535, 536, NSC310 or PSY333, PHI321. Co-requisites: PAS519, 520/L, 521, 531, 536, 538L. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 538L: Orthopedic Medicine Lab (0)

Laboratory portion of PAS538. Co-requisites:538. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 601: Clerkship I (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 602: Clerkship II (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 603: Clerkship III (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 604: Clerkship IV (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 605: Clerkship V (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 606: Clerkship VI (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 607: Clerkship VII (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 608: Clerkship VIII (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 609: Clerkship IX (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 610: Clerkship X (3)

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical practice experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics.Prerequisites: All 500 level PAS courses. Co-requisites: PAS 614, 615, or 616. Offered Each Year (Summer, Fall, Spring). (GR)

PAS 612: Research I (1)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. Together with PAS-529 and PAS-613, combination of all three courses meet Research & Presentation requirement. This is the first half of the final research and presentation requirement for students enrolled in the Physician Assistant curriculum. Students will refine the research, analytical, and writing skills they have gained at Daemen College required to research and write original documents based on source materials appropriate to the practice of medicine and approved by the faculty research advisor. During the summer of the student's final year in the program, the student will enroll in PAS 612. Working closely with a faculty research advisor, the student will identify a specific research question, conduct a thorough search of the relevant clinical research, critically analyze the publications and write the research paper. Students will collaborate through use of the electronic media and provide feedback on reviewed work in a constructive manner. Offered (Summer) (GR)

PAS 613: Research II (1)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Writing Intensive. Together with PAS-529 and PAS-612, combination of all three courses meet Research & Presentation requirement. Students utilize EBP (evidence-based practice) to present a clinical case to their peers in a Grand Rounds format. EBP is a widely accepted approach used by many medical professionals to encourage sound decision-making and ensure positive outcomes. EBP incorporates observation, research, clinical opinion/analysis and patient perspective into each case. Benefits of implementing EBP into clinical practice include improved patient outcomes, improved patient compliance and a commitment that a provider is up to date with the most recent guidelines and recommendations. This course will follow the completion of PAS 612 Research I. The student will choose a case that he/she participated in while on supervised clinical experiences and use EBP to present and facilitate discussion. The case will be presented to the student's peer research group and faculty advisor. Completion of this course will require students to demonstrate competency in critical thinking, creative problem solving, communication and information literacy. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 614: Clinical Seminar I (2)

As a supplement to the experience and knowledge gained through the completion of approximately 2000 hours of supervised clinical practice experiences, students enrolled in the final year of the Daemen College PA Program prepare for clinical practice and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) through the use of computer tutorials, group "call back day," lectures, case presentations, and on-site faculty evaluation/mentoring. All students assigned to supervised clinical practice experiences will register for a two-credit seminar each semester. Offered Each Year (Summer). (GR)

PAS 615: Clinical Seminar II (2)

As a supplement to the experience and knowledge gained through the completion of approximately 2000 hours of supervised clinical practice experiences, students enrolled in the final year of the Daemen College PA Program prepare for clinical practice and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) through the use of computer tutorials, group "call back day," lectures, case presentations, and on-site faculty evaluation/mentoring. All students assigned to supervised clinical practic experiences will register for a two-credit seminar each semester. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

PAS 616: Clinical Seminar III (2)

As a supplement to the experience and knowledge gained through the completion of approximately 2000 hours of supervised clinical practice experiences, students enrolled in the final year of the Daemen College PA Program prepare for clinical practice and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) through the use of computer tutorials, group "call back day," lectures, case presentations, and on-site faculty evaluation/mentoring. All students assigned to supervised clinical practive experiences will register for a two-credit seminar each semester. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)