Curriculum

The professional curriculum of the TTUHSC PA Program consists of 125 semester equivalent hours of academic and clinical education. The didactic phase includes 15 months of instruction on the Midland campus, combining active learning modalities with interactive lectures, practical lab sessions, simulated patient cases, and case-based discussions. The 12 month clerkship year allows students to care for a wide range of patients in varied settings and specialities. The PA student must be prepared for long hours of study and clinical training; therefore, holding a job while in the program is discouraged. Studentst should be prepared for travel by personal vehicle. Since many clinical rotation sites are away from the Midland-Odessa area, all students must expect to be assigned to distant sites and should anticipate the potential need to find housing in these areas during the clinical portion of the program.

Summer Semester - Year 1 -- Didactic Study
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPA 5191 Professional Development 1 hour
HPPA 5306 Pharmacology I 3 hours
HPPA 5301 Clinical Laboratory 3 hours
HPPA 5406 Physiology 4 hours
HPPA 5501 Human Anatomy 5 hours
Total Hours 16 hours
Fall Semester - Year 1 -- Didactic Study
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPA 5392 Professional Development II 3 hours
HPPA 5502 Physical Examination 5 hours
HPPA 5308 Neuroscience 3 hours
HPPA 6306 Medical Psychology 3 hours
HPPA 5307 Pharmacology II 3 hours
HPPA 5304 Clinical Medicine I 3 hours
HPPA 5202 Clinical Decision Making I 2 hours
Total Hours 22 hours
Spring Semester - Year 1 -- Didactic Study
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPA 5193 Professional Development III 1 hour
HPPA 5203 Clinical Decision Making II 2 hours
HPPA 5309 Pediatrics 3 hours
HPPA 5411 Cardiology 4 hours
HPPA 5403 Clinical Medicine II 4 hours
HPPA 5412 Clinical Medicine III 4 hours
HPPA 5313 Clinical Medicine IV 3 hours
Total Hours 21 hours
Summer Semester - Year 2 -- Didactic Study
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPA 5194 Professional Development IV 1 hour
HPPA 6203 Clinical Decision Making III 2 hours
HPPA 6302 Cultural Competency for the PA 3 hours
HPPA 6301 Clinical Medicine VI 3 hours
HPPA 6501 Clinical Medicine V 5 hours
Total Hours 14 hours
Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters - Year 2 & 3 -- Clinical Study
Course Designation Hours/Weeks
HPPA 6601 Family Medicine Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6602 Internal Medicine Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6603 Prenatal Care & Gynecology Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6604 Pediatric Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6605 Emergency Medicine Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6606 Selective Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6607 Psychiatry Clerkship 6/6
HPPA 6608 Surgery Clerkship 6/6s
Total Hours/Weeks 48/48
Throughout the Clerkship Year - Project
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPA 6404 Master Project Track 4 hours
Total Hours 4 hours
Combined Total Hours
  Credit Hours
Total Program Hours 125 hours

Accommodations and Disabilities

It is the policy of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions to conduct educational programs in a place and manner accessible to individuals with disabilities and to make reasonable modifications and accommodations necessary to achieve this purpose. Persons with disabilities in need of special assistance should notify the course instructor or contact the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Office of Student Services at (806) 743-2300 for information and assistance.

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