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MPAS - Phys Asst-Pediatrics (MPAS)

MPAS 5000 -  Summer Immersion  (10 Credits)  

This first year course is designed to introduce learners to the Anschutz Medical Campus, fundamentals of learning strategies, PA professional roles, wellness and resilience and the clinical presentation curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Summer.

MPAS 5001 -  Hematology, Infection, Inflammation and Malignancy I  (4 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with hematologic, infection, inflammation and malignancy conditions.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 5002 -  Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary and Renal I  (5 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with gastrointestinal, genitourinary and renal conditions.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 5003 -  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary I  (5 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 5004 -  Dermatology and HEENT I  (4 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with dermatologic, head, ears, eyes, nose, and throat conditions.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 5005 -  Musculoskeletal and Neurology I  (4 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 5006 -  Endocrinology and Reproduction I  (4 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with endocrine and reproductive conditions.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 5007 -  Psychiatry I  (3 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a first-year integrated learning environment covering both the basic sciences and clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with psychiatric conditions.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 5020 -  Clinical Skills I  (3 Credits)  

Learners will be engaged in a first-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 5021 -  Clinical Skills II  (3 Credits)  

Learners will be engaged in a first-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation. This is a continuation of MPAS 5020.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 5030 -  Foundations in Prevention, Advocacy and Prof Practice  (2 Credits)  

Learners will be engaged in a first-year longitudinal learning experience dedicated to role development of a practitioner who cares for patients across the lifespan including professionalism, advocacy, preventative medicine and patient wellness.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 5031 -  Foundations in Prevention, Advocacy and Prof Practice  (2 Credits)  

Learners will be engaged in a first-year longitudinal learning experience dedicated to role development of a practitioner who cares for patients across the lifespan including professionalism, advocacy, preventative medicine and patient wellness.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 5050 -  Clinical Experiences I  (4 Credits)  

Learners will be engaged in a preparatory course that provides a fundamental orientation to the clinical environment.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 5051 -  Community Clinic I  (2 Credits)  

Clinical experience designed to give the student an introduction to ambulatory medicine and an understanding of pediatric and family practice medicine.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 5911 -  Pediatric Critical and Acute Care --1st year  (2 Credits)  

Clinical experience designed to give the student an introduction to pediatric critical and acute care and pediatric inpatient medicine. Restricted to CHA/PA students. Students must complete application process and be accepted before enrollment. Pre-requisite: Students must complete application process and be accepted before enrollment.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 5944 -  Care of Hospitalized Adults - 1st Year  (2 Credits)  

Clinical experience designed to give the student an introduction to hospitalized adult inpatient medicine.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 5951 -  CHA/PA Independent Study I - 1st year  (1 Credit)  

Approval is required by the Associate Director of Curriculum. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 16 hours during the semester they are enrolled. Restricted to CHA/PA students:

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 5952 -  CHA/PA Independent Study II - 1st Year  (2 Credits)  

Approval is required by the Associate Director of Curriculum. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 32 hours during the semester they are enrolled. Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 5953 -  CHA/PA Independent Study III - 1st Year  (3 Credits)  

Approval is required by the Associate Director of Curriculum. This course is offered to those students that are pursing an independent course of study for 48 hours during the semester they are enrolled. Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 5983 -  Global Health Track Elective I - 1st Year  (1 Credit)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Retrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 5984 -  Global Health Track Elective II - 1st Year  (1 Credit)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Retrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 5985 -  Rural Health Track Elective I - 1st Year  (1 Credit)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 5986 -  Rural Health Track Elective II - 1st year  (1 Credit)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 6001 -  Hematology, Infection, Inflammation and Malignancy II  (4 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with hematologic, infection, inflammation and malignancy conditions. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 6002 -  Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Renal II  (5 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with gastrointestinal, genitourinary and renal conditions. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 6003 -  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary II  (5 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 6004 -  Dermatology and HEENT II  (4 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with dermatologic, head, ears, eyes, nose and throat conditions.Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 6005 -  Musculoskeletal and Neurology II  (4 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for presenting with musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. Requisite: Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 6006 -  Endocrinology and Reproduction II  (4 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for presenting with endocrine and reproductive conditions. Requisite: Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 6007 -  Psychiatry II  (3 Credits)  

Learners will be immersed in a second-year integrated learning environment applying advanced principles of clinical medicine necessary for a primary care provider to care for patients presenting with psychiatric and behavioral health conditions. Requisite: Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 6020 -  Clinical Skills III  (3 Credits)  

Learners will be engaged in a second-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 6021 -  Clinical Skills IV  (3 Credits)  

Learners will be engaged in a second-year longitudinal learning experience to facilitate the development of various clinical skills through discussion and simulation. This is a continuation of MPAS 6020. Requisite: Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 6030 -  Foundations in Prevention, Advocacy and Prof Practice  (2 Credits)  

Learners will be engaged in a second-year longitudinal learning experience dedicated to role development of a practitioner who cares for patients across the lifespan including professionalism, advocacy, preventative medicine and patient wellness.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 6031 -  Foundations in Prevention, Advocacy and Prof Practice  (2 Credits)  

Learners will be engaged in a second-year longitudinal learning experience dedicated to role development of a practitioner who cares for patients across the lifespan including professionalism, advocacy, preventative medicine and patient wellness.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 6051 -  Community Clinic I  (2 Credits)  

Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6052 -  Community Clinic II  (2 Credits)  

Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6053 -  Community Clinic III  (2 Credits)  

Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6054 -  Community Clinic IV  (2 Credits)  

Students will learn clinical skills in a variety of settings. Skills will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management under the supervision of community clinical preceptors. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6612 -  Pediatric Critical and Acute Care —2nd year  (2 Credits)  

Students will develop assessment and patient management skills in care of pediatric patients in critical and acute care and inpatient settings. Restricted to CHA/PA students. Students must complete application process and be accepted before enrollment.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MPAS 6640 -  Emergency Medicine Preceptorship  (2 Credits)  

Students will develop assessment and patient management skills in care of patients in emergency medicine settings. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6644 -  Care of Hospitalized Adults - 2nd Year  (2 Credits)  

Clinical experience designed to give the student an introduction to hospitalized adult inpatient medicine.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6651 -  CHA/PA Independent Study I - 2nd Year  (1 Credit)  

This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 16 hours during the semester they are enrolled. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA students; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6652 -  CHA/PA Independent Study II - 2nd Year  (2 Credits)  

Approval is required by the Associate Director of Curriculum. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 32 hours during the semester they are enrolled. Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6653 -  CHA/PA Independent Study III - 2nd Year  (3 Credits)  

Approval is required by the Associate Director of Curriculum. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 48 hours during the semester they are enrolled. Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6670 -  Women's Health Preceptorship  (2 Credits)  

Students will develop assessment and patient management skills in women's health under the supervision of community clinical preceptors. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6671 -  Guatemala Clinical Immersion Experience I  (2 Credits)  

Two-week Spanish language immersion experience followed by a two-week primary care experience in the country of Guatemala. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Summer.

MPAS 6672 -  Guatemala Immersion I for Global Health Track  (2 Credits)  

Two-week Spanish language immersion experience followed by a two-week clinic experience in the country of Guatemala. for fulfillment of Global Health Track requirements. Registration restricted to CHA/PA students only

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Summer.

MPAS 6673 -  Global Health Track Elective 1 - 2nd Year  (1 Credit)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 6675 -  Rural Health Track Elective I - 2nd Year  (1 Credit)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 6676 -  Rural Health Track Elective II - 2nd Year  (1 Credit)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 6677 -  Urban Underserved Health Track Elective I - 2nd year  (1 Credit)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 6678 -  Urban Underserved Health Track Elective II - 2nd year  (1 Credit)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Spring.

MPAS 6680 -  Track Elective Experience I– 2 Weeks  (2 Credits)  

2 week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional track area of interest. Restricted to CHA/PA Students in authorized track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Prerequisite: Restricted to CHA/PA Students in authorized track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Summer.

MPAS 6688 -  Rural Track Immersion Experience  (0 Credits)  

2 week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional rural track. Restricted to CHA/PA Students in authorized track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Prerequisites: Restricted to CHA/PA Students in authorized track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Summer.

MPAS 6689 -  Track Elective Experience II– 4 Weeks  (3 Credits)  

4 week experiential learning opportunity associated with interprofessional track area of interest. Restricted to CHA/PA Students in authorized track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Prerequisites: Restricted to CHA/PA Students in authorized track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Summer.

MPAS 6699 -  2nd Year Clinical Experience Elective  (2 Credits)  

An elective clinical experience for 2nd year Physician Assistant students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6905 -  MPAS 6905 - Surgery  (4 Credits)  

Students will learn clinical skills for pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative surgical medicine. This will include history taking, physical diagnosis, assessment and patient management. Students will observe or participate in surgical procedures under the supervision of community clinical preceptors.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6913 -  Pediatric Critical and Acute Care—3rd year  (4 Credits)  

This course involves active participation as a member of the critical and acute care or inpatient team in a pediatric teaching hospital. Restricted to CHA/PA students. Students must complete application process and be accepted before enrollment.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6920 -  Neonatology  (4 Credits)  

This course involves active participation in the care of neonates in a teaching hospital. Attendance at morning rounds, making case presentations and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required. Students are encouraged to attend deliveries and perform circumcisions and other procedures with appropriate supervision. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6930 -  Primary Care I  (4 Credits)  

The course involves active participation in an ambulatory primary care practice with exposure to patients and caregivers across the lifespan, including pediatric, adolescent, women of child-bearing age, adult and geriatric patients. The student will have exposure to patients requiring acute, chronic, emergent and preventative care.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Repeatable. Max Credits: 43.

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6936 -  Pediatric Elective II - Four Week Rotation (Sec I, II, III, IV)  (4 Credits)  

This clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of pediatric medicine for 4 weeks. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Repeatable. Max Credits: 43.

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6938 -  Adolescent Medicine  (4 Credits)  

This course involves active participation in the care of patients in a clinical setting specializing in adolescent medicine, with an emphasis on the medical, psychosocial, developmental, educational and sexual issues that are unique to adolescents. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6940 -  Primary Care II  (4 Credits)  

The course involves active participation in an ambulatory primary care practice with exposure to patients and caregivers across the lifespan, including pediatric, adolescent, women of child-bearing age, adult and geriatric patients. The student will have exposure to patients requiring acute, chronic, emergent and preventative care.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6942 -  Inpatient Adult Medicine  (4 Credits)  

This course involves active participation as a member of the house-staff inpatient team in a teaching hospital. Attendance at morning rounds,making case presentations and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6944 -  Care of Hospitalized Adults  (4 Credits)  

Clinical experience designed to give the student an introduction to hospitalized adult inpatient medicine.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6947 -  Primary Care III  (4 Credits)  

The course involves active participation in an ambulatory primary care practice with exposure to patients and caregivers across the lifespan, including pediatric, adolescent, women of child-bearing age, adult and geriatric patients. The student will have exposure to patients requiring acute, chronic, emergent and preventative care.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6948 -  Emergency Medicine  (4 Credits)  

The course involves active participation in an emergency department or urgent care practice. Attendance at meetings, conferences, and participating in the night and weekend call schedule are required. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6952 -  Rural Track Family Medicine (Sec I, II, III)  (4 Credits)  

This block is comprised of three sections which must be completed in sequence in a single family medicine practice located in rural Colorado. The sequence involves participation in the care of patients in a family medicine setting, including health maintenance, diagnosis and treatment, patient education and follow-up for patients of all ages. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Repeatable. Max Credits: 4.

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6970 -  Adult Elective II - 4-week Rotation (Sec I, II, III, IV)  (4 Credits)  

This clinical experience involves active participation in a specialty area of adult medicine for 4 weeks. Restrictions: Course restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Repeatable. Max Credits: 4.

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6971 -  Guatemala Clinical Immersion Experience II  (4 Credits)  

Four week clinic experience in the country of Guaemala. Requisite: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6972 -  Guatemala Immersion II for Global Health Track  (4 Credits)  

Four-week rotation in the country of Guatemala in fulfillment of Global Health Track Requirement

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6974 -  Primary Care IV  (4 Credits)  

The course involves active participation in an ambulatory primary care practice with exposure to patients and caregivers across the lifespan, including pediatric, adolescent, women of child-bearing age, adult and geriatric patients. The student will have exposure to patients requiring acute, chronic, emergent and preventative care.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6975 -  Behavioral & Mental Health  (4 Credits)  

Course involves participation in the care of patients in a behavioral or mental health setting. Prerequisite: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MPAS 6978 -  CU Connections I  (1 Credit)  

This course involves clinical preparation modules, courses, workshops and practice activities.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6979 -  CU Connections II  (1 Credit)  

This course is a continuation of MPAS 6978.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6980 -  Third Year Clinical Seminar  (2 Credits)  

Third year clinical affords students the opportunity to present a patient encounter using multimedia technology and evidence-based research. This forum will encourage discussion of a vast array of medical conditions. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6983 -  Global Health Track Elective I - 3rd Year  (4 Credits)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Retrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6985 -  Global Health & Disasters  (2 Credits)  

This course prepares its participants for international experiences and future global health work. This is an interactive training course which incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem based learning exercises, technical skill sessions and a disaster simulation exercise. Requisites: Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall.

MPAS 6987 -  Urban Underserved Health Track Elective - 3rd year  (4 Credits)  

Registration is restricted to those students enrolled in authorized Track. Permission must be given from the CHA/PA Program Associate Director of Curriculum and Course Directors from the SOM Faculty. Restrictions: Restricted to CHA/PA Students enrolled in Track; Must receive approval from Associate Director of Curriculum.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6991 -  CHA/PA Indepndent Study I - 3rd year  (1 Credit)  

Approval is required by the Associate Director of Curriculum. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 16 hours during the semester they are enrolled. Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6992 -  CHA/PA Independent Study II - 3rd Year  (2 Credits)  

Approval is required by the Associate Director of Curriculum. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 32 hours during the semester they are enrolled. Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MPAS 6993 -  CHA/PA Independent Study III - 3rd Year  (3 Credits)  

Approval is required by the Associate Director of Curriculum. This course is offered to those students that are pursuing an independent course of study for 48 hours during the semester they are enrolled. Restricted to CHA/PA students.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

A- MPAS Majors Only

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.