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Pre-PA General Focus Curriculum

 

Enroll August-to-August to coordinate with Miami University Physician Associate Studies Program, and apply to the PA program in January.  If you are accepted to the PA program, some courses will count towards both degrees.  If you are not accepted to the PA program, you earn the Biomedical Science degree in August, 12 months after matriculation.

 


Is your goal a Physician Associate Studies degree?

  • Biomedical Science students may be able to apply credits to both the Miami University Biomedical Science MMSc and the Miami University Physician Associate Studies M.M.Sc.
  • You must follow the pre-PA plan of study (August-to-August courses)
  • You must complete the PA-Biomedical Science qualifying requirements to become eligible for an interview
  • An interview is not a guarantee of admission to the PA program

Pre-PA General Focus Suggested Plan of Study

12 months to Degree

Fall Semester (Semester1)
COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
PAS 604 Clinical Bioethics and Professional Conduct 1
CHM 740 Topics in Organic and Biochemistry 3
Fall Elective Complete one in each of 4 areas 3
Fall Elective Complete one in each of 4 areas 3
TOTAL 10

 

Winter Semester
COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS

Pre-PA students should do intensive shadowing during the winter term instead of coursework

 

Spring Semester (Semester 2)
COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
MMS 690 Capstone 3
Spring Elective Complete one in each of 4 areas 3
Spring Elective  Complete one in each of 4 areas 3
TOTAL 9

 

Summer Semester (Semester 3)
COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
PAS 601 Introduction to the Healthcare Professions 1
PAS 603 Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Research 3
PAS 611 Pharmacology 2
PAS 6121 Introduction to the Human Body and Pathophysiology of Disease 4
PAS 623 Immunology and Infectious Disease  3
TOTAL 13
PROGRAM TOTAL 32

Students admitted to the PA program also take PAS 616, the lab component of this course.

 

Elective Courses (typical semester offerings)

Fall Electives
Course Number Title Credits  Category
BIO 549 Biology of Cancer 3 Gen Sci
GTY 608 The Logic of Inquiry 4 Gen Sci
GTY 609 Qualitative Research Methods 4 Gen Sci
MBI 525 Microbial Physiology 4 Gen Sci
BIO 544 Molecular Biology 3 Molec
BIO 606 Advanced Cell Biology 3 Molec
CHM 740 Topics in Biochemistry 3 Molec
MBI 595 Bacterial Cellular and Developmental Biology 3 Molec
BIO 552  Neuromodulation 3 Neuro
BIO 554 Endocrinology 3 Neuro
BIO 569 Neurophysiology 3 Neuro
GTY 579 Research Inequality Aging and Health 4 PH/Geron
GTY 602 Perspectives in Gerontology 3 PH/Geron
GTY 667 Policy & Politics of Aging 3 PH/Geron

 

Winter Electives
Course Number Title Credits  Category
KNH 541 Environmental Public Health (3) 3 PH/Geron

 

Spring Electives
Course Number Title Credit  Category
MBI 505 Medical Bacteriology 4 Gen Sci
MBI 564 Human Viruses 3 Gen Sci
BIO 564 Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Molec
BIO 605  Advanced Molecular Biology 3 Molec
CHM 740 Topics in Biochemistry 3 Molec
BIO 571 Molecular Physiology 3 Neuro
PSY 551 Cognitive Neuroscience 3 Neuro
PSY 556 Biological Bases of Behavior 3 Neuro
GTY 556 Aging and Health 3 PH/Geron
GTY 641 Organizations and Aging Enterprises 3 PH/Geron
KNH 541 Environmental Public Health 3 PH/Geron
KNH 562 Public Health Planning and Evaluation 3 PH/Geron
KNH 611 Behavioral Approaches to Health Promotion and Education 3 PH/Geron

Apply to the Biomedical Sciences M.M.Sc.