Master of Physician Assistant Studies Curriculum

The master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies consists of 126 credit hours of coursework. The program begins in the fall and runs continuously for 30 months. The didactic component of the curriculum consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical preparation. This professional phase of the program is offered on the Health Science Center's Main Campus in San Antonio.

Fall semesters begin the first week of July and end in mid-December; spring semesters begin in early January and end mid-May. The final months of the program include supervised clinical rotations that occur in sites throughout South Texas. All students must complete a minimum of two rotations in rural or medically underserved locations. Students must be prepared to assume the expense for these rotations.

 

MPAS CURRICULUM

Curriculum for Classes graduating in 2015 & 2016

Course #

Didactic

SCH

CSBL 5012 Anatomy
5
PHAS 5001 Patient Evaluation I
3
PHAS 5043 Physiology in Health and Disease
4
PHAS 6013 Scientific Inquiry
3
CLSC 5040 Laboratory Medicine
3
PHAS 6010 Pharmacology I
3
PHAS 5033 Clinical Medicine I
10
PHAS 5000 Policy & Practice
3
PHAS 5034 Clinical Medicine II
10
PHAS 6015 Clinical Skills II
2
PHAS 5005 Clinical Applications in Nutrition
2
PHAS 6014 Pharmacology II
3
PHAS 5003 Behavioral Medicine
3
PHAS 6004 Preventive Medicine-Community Health
3
EMSP 6135 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
1
PHAS 5004 Clinical Applications
4
 

Total Didactic Hours

62
 

Clinical

PHAS 6101-6112 Supervised Clinical Practice I-XII
48
 

Total Clinical Hours

48
 

Total Program Hours

110

 


 

Curriculum for Classes that Begin after July, 2015

Course #

Didactic

SCH

PHAS 5006 Clinical Application in Physiology for the Health Professional
4
PHAS 5007 Pathogenesis of Human Diseases
3
PHAS 5036 Clinical Medicine I
8
PHAS 6010 Pharmacology I
3
PHAS 5001 Patient Evaluation with Lab
3
PHAS 5040 Laboratory Medicine
3
PHAS 5008 Clinical Applications in Nutrition
2.5
PHAS 6013 Scientific Inquiry
3
PHAS 6014 Pharmacology II
3
CSBL 5022 Anatomy with Lab
5.5
PHAS 6004 Preventative Medicine-Community Health
3
PHAS 5003 Behavioral Medicine
3
PHAS 5037 Clinical Medicine II
10
PHAS 5004 Clinical Applications
4
PHAS 6015 Clinical Skills
2
PHAS 5000 Policy and Practice
3
PHAS 5038 Clinical Medicine III
2
EMSP 6135 Advanced Life Support
1

Total Didactic Hours

66
 

Clinical

PHAS 6101-6115 Supervised Clinical Practice I-XV
60
 

Total Clinical Hours

60
 

Total Program Hours

126

 


 

Fall 2015

Course #

Didactic

SCH
PHAS 5006 Clinical Application in Physiology for the Health Professional
4
PHAS 5007 Pathogenesis of Human Diseases
3
PHAS 5036 Clinical Medicine I
8
PHAS 6010 Pharmacology I
3
PHAS 5001 Pharmacology I
3
CLSC 5040 Patient Evaluation with Lab
3
PHAS 5008 Laboratory Medicine
2.5
PHAS 6013 Scientific Inquiry
3
 

Fall SCH Hours

29.5

 


 

Spring 2016
PHAS 6014 Pharmacology II
3
CSBL 5022 Anatomy with Lab
5.5
PHAS 6004 Preventative Medicine-Community Health
3
PHAS 5003 Behavioral Medicine
3
PHAS 5037 Clinical Medicine II
10

Summer SCH Hours

24.5

 


 

Summer 2016
PHAS 5004 Clinical Applications
4
PHAS 6015 Clinical Skills
2
PHAS 5000 Policy and Practice
3
PHAS 5038 Clinical Medicine III (Hem/Onc/Renal/Male GU)
2
EMSP 6135 Advanced Life Support
1

Summer SCH Hours

12.0

Total Didactic Hours:

66.0

 


 

Fall 2016
PHAS 6101 Supervised Clinical Practice 1
4
PHAS 6102 Supervised Clinical Practice 2
4
PHAS 6103 Supervised Clinical Practice 3
4
PHAS 6104 Supervised Clinical Practice 4
4

Fall SCH Hours

16.0

 


 

Spring 2017
PHAS 6105 Supervised Clinical Practice 5
4
PHAS 6106 Supervised Clinical Practice 6
4
PHAS 6107 Supervised Clinical Practice 7
4
PHAS 6108 Supervised Clinical Practice 8
4

Spring SCH Hours

16.0

 


 

Summer 2017
PHAS 6109 Supervised Clinical Practice 9
4
PHAS 6110 Supervised Clinical Practice 10
4
PHAS 6111 Supervised Clinical Practice 11
4

Spring SCH Hours

12.0

 


 

Fall 2017
PHAS 6112 Supervised Clinical Practice 12
4
PHAS 6113 Supervised Clinical Practice 13
4
PHAS 6114 Supervised Clinical Practice 14
4
PHAS 6115 Supervised Clinical Practice 15
4

Summer SCH Hours

12.0

Total Didactic Hours:

60.0

Total MPAS Program Hours:

126

 

 

 

 

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