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Courses You Will Take

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The baccalaureate upper-division courses are divided into 18 hours of interdisciplinary course work, which focuses on teaching skills, client education, leadership, management, research design, and alternative medicine strategies; and 12 discipline-specific Advanced Physician Assistant credit hours.

These upper-division courses are designed to enhance and develop the health professional’s skills as leaders and educators and to assist them in becoming more effective in the current interdisciplinary clinical setting as well as improving the delivery of quality health care in a complex global health care environment.

Interdisciplinary Core - 18 Credits

  • HSC 3057   Intro to Research Meth in Healthcare
  • HSC 3701   Leadership/Mgmt. Health Professional
  • HSC 3243   Teaching Skills for Health Professional
  • HSC 3131   Client Education in Health Care
  • HSC 3720   Alternative Medicine Strategies
  • HSC 4942   Community Service Learning Practice

Advance  PA Option - 12 credits

  • PAS 4936   Contemporary Issues Physician Assistant
  • PAS 4470   Physician Assistant Pract. Management
  • PAS 4946   Physician Assistant Capstone Course

General Education Required Courses .....................................36 Credit Hours

Division Natural Science Core..................................................... 8 Credit Hours

Lower Division PA ( discipline specific).......................................56 Credit Hours

Interdisciplinary Upper Division Core..........................................18 Credit Hours

Advance PA option...........................................................................12 Credit Hours

Total ...................................................................................................130 hours

 

Graduation Requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Health Science with an option in Physician Assistant Studies, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 130 credit hours in acceptable course work required for the BAS-HS with an Option in PA Studies degree (credits include lower division science core, general education requirements, PA validated credits, advanced PA option course, and lower division and upper division discipline courses)
  • Successful completion of the final 30 semester hours at MDC
  • Successful completion (with grade of "C" or higher) of 30 semester hours of upper division (3000-4000 level) course work
  • Completion of Computer competency requirement
  • Minimum of a 2.5 GPA in BAS-HS course work
  • Foreign Language: Students admitted to the program without meeting the foreign language admission requirement of at least 2 credits in one foreign language at the secondary level (high school) or 8 to 10 credits in one foreign language at the post secondary (College/University) level must earn such credits prior to graduation



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