Didactic Curriculum

The first 14 months of the program include the fundamental behavioral, basic biomedical and clinical sciences required for the professional course of study, as well as courses designed to better prepare the students for expanded health care roles that meet the developing needs of today's society. A total of 61 semester hours of credit are presented using a combination of lecture, demonstration, discussion, and laboratory formats. Students must successfully complete all components of the didactic phase prior to advancing to the clinical instruction phase.

Course Schedule:

First Summer Semester 2013 (7 semester hours)

  • PHA 508: Biostatistics (1 credit)
  • PHA 538: Clinical Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
  • PHA 575: Genetics & Molecular Basis of Health & Disease (2 credits)

Fall Semester 2013 (18 semester hours)

  • PHA 501: Introduction to Clinical Medicine (1 credit)
  • PHA 518: Allergy and Immunology (2 credits)
  • PHA 522: Hematology (2 credits)
  • PHA 533: Infectious Disease (2 credits)
  • PHA 543: Endocrinology (2 credits)
  • PHA 547: Ophthalmology (2 credits)
  • PHA 505: Evidenced Based Medicine (3 credits)
  • PHA 520: Physical Assessment (3 credits)
  • PHA 509: Professional and Medical Practice Issues (1 credit)

Spring Semester 2014 (18 semester hours)

  • PHA 523: Pulmonology (2 credits)
  • PHA 557: Otorhinolaryngology (1 credit)
  • PHA 524: Cardiology (2 credits)
  • PHA 527: Nephrology (2 credits)
  • PHA 535: Gastroenterology (1 credit)
  • PHA 539: Neurology (2 credits)
  • PHA 549: Oncology (1 credit)
  • PHA 531: Behavioral Dynamics (2 credits)
  • PHA 546: Pediatrics (2 credits)
  • PHA 550: Introduction to Clinical Practice (2 credits)
  • PHA 509: Professional and Medical Practice Issues (1 credit)

Summer Semester 2014 (18 semester hours)

  • PHA 610: Emergency Medicine (3 credits)
  • PHA 621: Problem Based Clinical Correlation (2 credits)
  • PHA 641: Geriatrics (2 credits)
  • PHA 509: Professional and Medical Practice Issues (1 credit)
  • PHA 551: Urology (2 credits)
  • PHA 556: Surgery (2 credits)
  • PHA 561: Obstetrics and Gynecology (2 credits)
  • PHA 562: Orthopedics (2 credits)
  • PHA 572: Dermatology (1 credit)
  • PHA 574: Rheumatology (1 credit)
 
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