Surgery [PA 217] 1 credit (View All)
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The course focuses on the basic surgical concepts needed for the PA to function in primary care settings as well as major surgical areas. The course emphasizes surgical concepts, topics and surgical technique as well as attention to examination of the acute abdomen, surgical diagnosis and treatment of common surgical conditions including obstructive, infective, and neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiothoracic diseases, trauma, and the vascular system. Risk assessment, wound healing, pre and postoperative care will also be addressed.