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PA Post-Professional: Curriculum Overview

Please Note: This program is for certified PAs only

The post-professional program is designed for practicing PAs who want to enhance the strength and depth of their medical knowledge and clinical reasoning and advance their skills in areas such as administration, management, education and research. All students in the Stony Brook Post-Professional program must complete a total of 30 credits within five (5) years in order to graduate. Eighteen credits are included in the core curriculum and include topics that are core competencies essential to optimizing practice skills. The remaining 12 credits are elective courses that allow students to personalize their graduate education (see table below).

 

Required Core Courses (18 credits) Credits
   
HAP 505 Contemporary Issues in Health Care Delivery 3
HAP 511 Clinical Pharmacology Seminar for Physician Assistants 3
HAP 541 Principles and Practices of Clinical Prevention and Population Health 3
HAP 545 (or HAS 545) Ethics in Health Care 3
HAP 552 Evidence Based Medicine: Evaluating and Applying Clinical Research 3
HAP 554 Research Writing for Health Professionals 3
               
Required Core Credits 18
Required Elective credits (See below)
   12   
Total Credits (Core + Elective) 30
            
Sample of Elective Courses (12 credits / students select 4 courses)
Credits
   
HAP 538 Clinical and Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative Medicine 3
HAP 539 Hospice and Palliative Care Policy Issues* 3
HAP 556 Teaching Strategies 3
HAP 557 Introduction to Clinical Informatics* 3
HAP 558 Epidemiology 3
HAP 559 Complementary and Alternative Medicine 3
HAP 588 Practicum 3

HFN 500  Survey of Nutrition Concepts** 3
HFN 502 Contemporary Issues in the Global Food System** 3
HFN 503 Nutrition in the Media: Making Sense of the Science 3
HFN 505  Current Topics: Maternal and Child Nutrition** 3
HFN 510  Issues and Trends in Nutrition** 3
HFN 512  Macronutrients and Metabolic Regulation** 3
HFN 514 Micronutrients and Functional Nutrition** 3
HFN 515  Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice I** 3
HFN 516  Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice II** 3
HFN 520  Advanced Communications and Counseling** 3
HFN 525 Food Policy & Health Outcomes in the United States**

HAS 513 Health Care and Older People* 3
HAS 516 Health and the Aging Process* 3
HAS 525 Complimentary and Alternative Medicine 3
HAS 526 Community Mental Health Programs 3
HAS 527 Prin. & Prac. of Public & Community Health 3
HAS 528 Long Island's Community Health 3
HAS 529 Community Health and Patient Education 3
HAS 530 Health Care Operations* 3
HAS 531 Healthcare Delivery Systems* 3
HAS 533 Communications and Group Dynamics* 3
HAS 534 Fundamentals of Health Care Management* 3
HAS 535 Essentials of Health Care Finance* 3
HAS 536 Health Law* 3
HAS 538 Health Economic and Public Policy* 3
HAS 539 Strategic Planning for Health Programs, Facilities and Networks* 3
HAS 543 Health Planning and Policy 3
HAS 544 Principles of Managed Care* 3
HAS 546 Stem Cells and Society 3
HAP 547 Proposal and Grant Writing for the Health Professions*
3
HAS 554 Marketing in Health Care*
3
HAS 555 Essentials in Health Care Sales and Marketing* 3
HAS 556 Foundation of Healthcare Quality Management*
3
HAS 557 Planning and Implementing Health Programs * 3
HAS 560 Evaluation of Community Health Initiatives
3
HAS 564 Health Information and Communications Systems* 3
HAS 570 Business Aspects of Managed Care* 3
HAS 571 Issues in Health Care Management* 3
HAS 572 Ambulatory Care* 3
HAS 573 Statistical Process Control for Health Care Quality*
3
HAS 574 Group Practice Management* 3
HAS 575 Long Term Care * 3
HAS 576 Workplace 2020* 3
HAS 577 e-Health, e-Commerce, and e-Care* 3
HAS 578 Leadership in Health Care*
3
HAS 579 Advanced Seminar in Health Policy*
3
HAS 592 Special Topics in Health Policy*
3

* Can be taken as part of the Advanced Certificate in Health Care Management.
** Can be taken as part of the Advanced Certificate in Nutrition.