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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PA 5282 - Laboratory and Diagnostic Methods II (2)

This is the second course in a series of two courses designed to provide a comprehensive overview of basic diagnostic methods and treatments. The course provides a comprehensive overview of electrocardiography (EKG) with a focus on recognition of abnormalities, emphasizing the electrical system of the heart, enabling the student to identify normal/abnormal wave shape of 12 lead EKGs using a systematic approach to EKG analysis. Other topics covered in this course will be lab and diagnostic tests commonly used to evaluate cardiac, pulmonary, nephrological/urological and gastrointestinal issues. Appropriate selection and basic understanding and interpretation skills of commonly used imaging modalities will also be taught.