MX1020 - Introduction to Physician Assistant Studies 2
|Student Contribution Band:
||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
- 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.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (58%)
- Invigilated > Other exams - (12%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements
Attendance at residential schools and clinical placements is mandatory. Satisfactory
completion of the clinical aspects, including set competencies, is required.
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