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MX1020 - Introduction to Physician Assistant Studies 2

[Not offered in 2022]

Credit points: 12
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant) students only.

This subject is available to students enrolled in level 1 of the Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant). The subject will cover human science, clinical skills, pharmacology and adult medicine studies. The topics will be presented in an integrated fashion across the study period. Students will undertake clinical placements in primary care settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate sound knowledge of human science particularly as relevant to human health in the areas of basic pharmacology, microbiology, and genetics;
  • practically apply knowledge and basic clinical skills in the area of CPR skills, fluorescein eye examination, subcutaneous, intradermal and intramuscular injections, ECG examination, respiratory function tests, nasal packing, suturing and applying plaster cast and bandages, intravenous cannulation and venipuncture, hearing and vision screening, and set-up and maintenance of sterile field for minor in-office procedures, biopsy and removal of skin lesions. infection control, cannulation;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the physician assistant role, including working in a physician assistant doctor partnership in a delegated role, and the personal and professional dimensions of this role within the Australian health system;
  • demonstrate sound knowledge of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal systems and basic pathophysiology associated with these systems.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (58%) -
  • Written > Examination - In class - (12%) -

Special Assessment Requirements

Attendance at residential schools and clinical placements is mandatory. Satisfactory completion of the clinical aspects, including set competencies, is required.

Prerequisites: MX1010

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.