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Notice to students: PC courses are intended for students completing the Primary Care Associate Program. PCA course are intended for students admitted to the Primary Care Program in 2011.

14 Courses/Sections found for Summer 2015     (Each listing represents a different section.)
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Course IDCourse TitleUnits
CRN # Course Activity Time Days Instructor Location

PCA 51ABASIC SCIENCE/MICROBIOLOGY/INFECTIOUS DISEASE2 Units
Review of microbiology, cell physiology, molecular basis of biologic processes including genetics and the immune response. Builds on pre-entry knowledge to advance the depth and application of that knowledge to the range of disease states commonly seen in primary medical care. Coordinates with concurrent introductory topics in pharmacology. Includes function of organisms that cause human disease: prion, virus, prokaryotic bacteria, fungi, parasites. Prepares student for understanding the infectious disease process experienced in interaction of host and infecting organism. Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: PCA 50.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in P C 190Z.
10092√ PCA -051A-01 Lecture03:00 PM-04:50 PMMHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
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PCA 52AANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY/PATHOPHYSIOLOGY I4 Units
First of two courses presenting human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology as pertinent to disorders of primary care. Composed of (1) introductory overview of normal development, structure and function of components of all human body systems with emphasis on integration of normal system function and homeostatic mechanisms; (2)review of mechanisms of injury and tissue response (basic pathology);(3)in-depth study of selected systems [immune, hematologic, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, neurologic, EENT (eye, ear, nose, throat), respiratory], with emphasis on alterations from normal produced by the range of common disease states in these systems. Expands concepts presented in concurrent course PCA 51A. Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: PCA 50.
10593√ PCA -052A-01 Lecture10:00 AM-10:50 AMMTWHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
  Laboratory 11:00 AM-11:50 AMMTWHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
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PCA 53APHARMACOLOGY I3 Units
First of three-course sequence of pharmacology courses. Introducing pharmacology principles and drug function in management of disease, prescription writing and laws for safe and ethical prescribing of medication. Pharmacologic management of infectious disease and disorders of hematology, dermatology, musculoskeletal, neurologic, ophthlamologic, ear, nose, throat (EENT), and respiratory systems. Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: PCA 50.
10093√ PCA -053A-01 Lecture02:00 PM-04:50 PMThHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
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PCA 54APRE-CLINICAL I3 Units
First of three courses in the preclinical sequence. Focusing on clinical skills, clinical problem solving and technical skills. Includes (1) review of general health history and screening adult physical exam skills; (2) problem-focused history and diagnostic physical exam skills of selected systems [musculoskeletal, neurologic, respiratory-pulmonary, EENT (ear, eye, nose, throat). Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: PCA 50
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in P C 80P.
10094√ PCA -054A-01 Lecture01:00 PM-02:15 PMTHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
  Laboratory 02:30 PM-03:45 PMTWFHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
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PCA 56ACORE MEDICINE I6 Units
First of seven courses. covering presentation, evaluation, diagnosis and management of primary care disorders of the following systems: hematology, dermatology, musculoskeletal (axial, appendicular), neurologic, opthalmologic, ear/nose/throat (ENT), and respiratory. Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
6 hours lecture. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: PCA 50.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in P C 80.
10095√ PCA -056A-01 Lecture09:00 AM-11:50 AMThFHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
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PCA 56ECORE MEDICINE V1.5 Units
Fifth of seven courses. Assists the student to develop awareness of the role primary care clinicians play in issues of Epidemiology and Public Health. Students use case histories from their clinical experience to explore epidemiologic principles. Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
1.5 hours lecture. (18 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: PCA 56D.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in P C 83.
10134√ PCA -056E-01 Lecture08:00 AM-09:20 AMMHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
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PCA 60CPRECEPTORSHIP III11.5 Units
Third of five courses in the clinical sequence to include assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patients in a primary care clinical setting. In addition to the content in PCA 60A and B, it includes Emergency and Surgical care in the hospital setting. Development of progress in clinical performance with each successive academic period. Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
35 hours preceptorship. (420 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: PCA 60B.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in P C 83P.
10886√ PCA -060C-01 Laboratory11:00 AM-05:50 PMMTWThFHIRAHOKA, LUCINDAHOSP
Class runs from - . PCA -060C-01: 12 week Students are required to complete 35 hrs/week for a total of 420 total hrs/qtr. Schedule subject to change due to clinic assignments.

PCA 61APROFESSIONALISM/CULTURAL MEDICINE I1 Unit
Focus on core content related to professional, ethical and cross cultural issues in the Primary Care Associate profession. Content includes overview of the history of the Primary Care Associate professions, medical ethics, overview of the Primary Care Associate and Non-Primary Care Associate professions, health policies and overview of the national health care system. Includes development of skill to practice culturally appropriate medicine. Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: PCA 50.
Formerly: PCA 55A
10512√ PCA -061A-01 Lecture01:00 PM-01:50 PMFHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
Class runs from - . PCA -061A-01: Formerly PCA 55A. Students are required to complete 12 hrs lec/qtr.

PCA 62ABEHAVIORAL MEDICINE I1 Unit
First of three courses in the behavioral medicine sequence. Focus on the social and behavioral sciences knowledge and skills to conduct a therapeutic medical interview. Includes basic interviewing, problem solving, basic counseling techniques and patient education skills. Includes content on feedback techniques, and motivational interviewing. Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (laboratory meets every other week). (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: PCA 50.
10875√ PCA -062A-01 Lecture09:00 AM-09:50 AMMHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-01:50 PMMHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
Class runs from - . PCA -062A-01: Classes meets Mondays from 9:00-9:50am. Students required to complete 6 hr lec and 6 hrs lab for a total of 12 hrs/qtr.

PCA 290ENRICHMENT COURSE DIDACTIC PRINCIPLES1 Unit
An enrichment course developed to provide additional instruction to achieve competence in didactic course principles employed in the practice of primary care medicine. IIntended for students in the primary care associate program.
1 hour lecture per week. (12 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Primary Care Associate Program.
10223√ PCA -290.-01 LectureTBATBAHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
Class runs from - . PCA -290.-01: Intended for students in the PCA program. Students are required to complete 1 hr/week for a total of 12 hrs/quarter. Contact the director, Lucinda Hirahoka @ 650-498-4474 for an assignment designed to help the student achieve competence in didactic course principles.

PCA 291ENRICHMENT COURSE:PRECEPTORSHIP PRINCIPLES6.5 Units
Provide enrichment to complete preceptorship requirements. It may include self-study, tutoring, additional clinical experience and assignments. Focus training under the supervision of a physician preceptor. Intended for students in the primary care associate program.
20 hours clinic. (240 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Primary Care Associate Program.
10887√ PCA -291.-01 LaboratoryTBATBAHIRAHOKA, LUCINDASMC
Class runs from - . PCA -291.-01: Intended for students in the PCA program. Students are required to complete 20 hrs/week for a total of 240 hrs/quarter. Contact the director, Lucinda Hirahoka @ 650-498-4474 for an assignment designed to help the student complete requirements under preceptor supervision.

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