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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MPA 551 - Patient Communication and Education I

2.00 credits.
In this course, students will learn essential skills in the assessment of and communication with patients. There will be focus on patient-provider relationships, health literacy, diverse populations, patient education, social and behavioral sciences as well as normal and abnormal human development across the life span, motivational interviewing, substance use/abuse, end of life discussion and delivering bad news, HIPPA and the history of the physician assistant profession. This course will use interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families and other health professionals.   Spring semester.