courses and practice concentrations
The MPAS Degree Advancement Option consists of 36 semester credit hours of didactic courses and either educational methodology or clinical experiences intended to be completed in five semesters. Please note, the program cannot be completed any sooner than 5 semesters. Students must choose either the clinical track or the education track for their program of study. In order to complete the program in five semesters, students must complete one didactic course each semester combined with one course from the clinical track or one course from the education track. UNMC has Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The courses required to complete the program are listed below.
SAHP 626 Health Care Ethics & Critical Thinking (Fall only) - 3 semester credit hours
SAHP 631 Management in Health Care (Spring only) - 3 semester credit hours
PHAS 680 Health Care Policy (Summer only) - 3 semester credit hours
PHAS 681 Canadian Health Care Policy (Summer only) - 3 semester credit hours
PHAS 682 Clinical Inquiry and Writing - 3 semester credit hours
PHAS 790 Master's Capstone (Prerequisite: PHAS 682) - 4 semester credit hours
Clinical Track Courses^
PHAS 785 Advanced Supervised Clinical Practice I - 4 semester credit hours
PHAS 786 Advanced Supervised Clinical Practice II - 4 semester credit hours
PHAS 787 Advanced Supervised Clinical Practice III - 4 semester credit hours
PHAS 788 Advanced Supervised Clinical Practice IV - 4 semester credit hours
PHAS 789 Advanced Supervised Clinical Practice V - 4 semester credit hours
Education Track Courses
Some of the Education Track courses are currently under development and pending approval.
PHAS 765 Instructional Design in Higher Learning (Fall only) – 4 semester credit hours
PHAS 767 Leadership in Clinical Education (Spring only) - 4 semester credit hours
Education Theory in Medicine (Summer only) - 4 semester credit hours (Currently offered under Special Topics)
*Supervised Teaching Practice I - 4 semester credit hours (Currently offered under Special Topics)
*Supervised Teaching Practice II - 4 semester credit hours (Currently offered under Special Topics)
*Supervised Teaching Practice: to complete the education track of this program, students are required to complete and document a total of 320 clinical teaching hours (160 hours in each of two semesters) in a supervised situation. This can be associated with a formal institution of higher learning or can be other forms of community education/patient education. Each semester's log will include involvement in all aspects of instruction, including but not limited to, curriculum design, curriculum promotion, course preparation, instructional delivery (classroom, one-on-one, practicums, experimental training, etc.), evaluation analysis, academic/instructional counseling, strategic planning, and administrative responsibilities related to education. The logged time should represent a mix of activities, including: meetings with the student's mentor, independent student activities (e.g., the study of instructional content, development of instructional strategies, and preparation of materials), actual teaching, and analysis of learning outcomes (for learners, teachers, courses, and programs).
^Clinical Track Courses
To complete the clinical track of this program, students are required to complete and document a total of 800 clinical hours (160 hours in each of five semesters) in a specific core area. During your first three semesters of the Advanced Clinical Practice coursework, you will meet objectives for one of our five Core Areas. The five core areas are: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery. Your core area should be based on the type of clinic/practice in which you are employed. During your final two semesters of the Advanced Clinical Practice coursework, you may meet objectives for a more specialized concentration area if you so choose. A full list of these concentration areas can be found below. The concentration areas available within a specific core area are listed to the right. Note: Each semester is 14-16 weeks in length. Students cannot log more than 160 hours in a semester.
Education goals and objectives have been established for the following practice areas. The student should select the core area that best matches his/her clinical practice, and identify any further focus of concentration if desired. The applicant whose concentration is not listed below should contact the program.
Core Areas and Concentrations
|Family Medicine||Dermatology||Emergency Medicine||Family Medicine|
|Internal Medicine||Allergy/Immunology||Cardiology||Critical Care|
|Geriatrics||Infectious Disease||Internal Medicine|
|Pediatric Orthopedics||Pediatric Pulmonology |
|Surgery||Anesthesiology||Bariatric Surgery||Burn Management|
|Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery ||Neurosurgery||Orthopedics|
|Rehabilitation ||Trauma Surgery||Surgery|
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