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MPAS 530 - Introduction to Patient Assessment

This course is designed to introduce students to patient history taking, documentation, and communication skills. The content includes medical vocabulary, professional conduct, patient interviewing, how to take and record medical history, and develops clinical reasoning based on the chief complaint. Students will begin using diagnostic equipment as they develop the skills needed to perform complete and focused physical examinations. Students will also receive OSHA and HIPAA training during the course.