Health Sciences Department

Masters of Science in Health Sciences with a Track in Physician Assistant (PA) Science



Program Courses Sequence

The MSHS Program will offer a Track in Physician Assistant Science for students enrolled in the PA Program at Cuyahoga Community college (Tri-C). The PA track includes 36 graduated credit hours in the MSHS program at CSU and 59 credit hours in the PA program at Tri-C. These students need to be admitted into the PA Program at Tri-C and the MSHS Program at CSU at the same time.

This requires that they have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are eligible for admission to both programs. Students take courses in both programs simultaneously. The program of study in the MSHS Program consists of thirty-six credits. The MSHS degree with the Track in PA Science, along with the credential earned at Tri-C by completing the PA Program, will meet the licensing requirements for practice in Ohio.

Physician assistants seeking a master’s degree may also apply to this program and earn the MSHS degree with a Track in Physician Assistant Science.

For further information about the program or the Tri-C agreement, please visit the PA page on the Tri-C website.

Program Course Sequence

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) - Cleveland State University (CSU)
Collaborative PA Program Curriculum


Year I

 

Cleveland
State
Courses

Cuyahoga
Community
College Courses

Total

Fall 2

 

 

 

 

PA-1200 History & Physical Exam Techniques I

3

 

3

 

PA-1240 Clinical Anatomy   

4

 

4

 

PA-1590 Intro to Clin Med

2

 

2

 

1550 PA and the Profession    1   1  

HSC-582 Pathophysiology I   

4

4

 

 

CHM-541 Pharmacology    

3

3

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

         

Spring 1

 

 

 

 

PA-1210 History & Physical Exam Techniques II

3

 

3

 

PA-1360 Adjuncts to Diagnosis

3

 

3

 

PA-1600 Clinical Medicine I

4

 

4

 

PA-1370  Behavioral Medicine

2

 

2

 

HSC 583 Pathophysiology II

4

4

 

 

BIO-538  Clinical Genetics 3 3    

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

 

 

 

 

PA-1221 Tech and Surgical Skills I

2

 

2

 

PA-1350 Electrocardiography   

1

 

1

 

PA-1610 Clinical Medicine II

4

 

4

 

HSC-505 Culture and Healthcare

3

3

 

 

PHL-541 Clinical Issues in Bioethics   

4

4

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2

 

 

 

 

Fall 2

 

 

 

 

PA-1250 Clinical Pharmacology   

4

 

4

 

PA-1231 Tech and Surgical Skills II   

2

 

2

 

PA-1620 Clinical Medicine III   

4

 

4

 

PA-2301 Patient Management   

2

 

2

 

PA-2500 Emergency Medicine   

4

 

4

 

HSC-503 Research Methods and Analysis in Health

3

3

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

         

Spring 2

 

 

 

 

PA-2946 Field Experience I   

4

 

4

 

PA2972 Field Experience Seminar I   

1

 

1

 

HSC-510 Principles in Evidence-Based Medicine

3

3

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2

 

 

 

 

PA-2925 Field Experience II   

4

 

4

 

PA-2982 Field Experience Seminar II   

1

 

1

 

HSC-501 Issues in Health Sciences

3

3

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

         

Year 3

 

 

 

 

Fall 3

 

 

 

 

PA-2610 Preparation for Practice

4

 

4

 

HSC-692 Master’s Project

3

3

 

 

HSC-502 Leadership Roles in Health Sciences

3

3

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95

36

59

95

 

engaged learning

 

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Dept. of Health Sciences
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Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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Health Sciences Building, Room 101
Phone: 216-687-3567
Fax: 216.687.9316
healthsci@csuohio.edu


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