Courses

Enrollees must successfully complete all requirements of the Physician Assistant (PA) program and Towson University. The PA Professional Certificate and the M.S. degree in PA Studies will be awarded upon successful completion of all 97 program credits which includes 36 graduate credits.

Tuition and fees for 200-level courses are paid to CCBC-Essex. Tuition and fees for 600-, 700- and 800-level courses are paid to Towson University. Applicants will pay appropriate application fees to both institutions.

Most classes are taken at CCBC-Essex; a few are held at Towson University. Students will register for 200-level courses with CCBC-Essex and will register for 600-, 700- and 800-level courses with Towson University.

Please select a course number below to read the corresponding course description.

Plan of Study

Year 1, Summer

Session Course Number Course Name Credits
Summer 1 PAST 212 Public Health and Preventative Medicine 2
Summer 1 PAST 224 Gross Anatomy 2
Summer 1 PAST 236 Basic Physical Diagnosis 3
Summer 1 PAST 602 Ethics, Issues, & Trends 2
Summer 2 PAST 214 Psychosocial Issues in Medicine I
Summer 2 PAST 215 Human Pathophysiology
Summer 2 PAST 603 Medicine I 
    Total  15

Year 1, Fall

Course Number Course Name Credits
PAST 216 Psychosocial Issues II 2
PAST 230 Diagnostic Studies I 2
PAST 237 Advanced Physical Diagnosis 2
PAST 604 Medicine II 6
PAST 606 Pediatrics I 2
PAST 609 Pharmacology I 2
  Total 16

Year 1, Winter (Mini-Mester)

Course Number Course Name Credits
PAST 231 Diagnostic Studies II 2
PAST 605 Medicine III 2
  Total 4

Year 1, Spring

Course Number Course Name Credits
PAST 232 Diagnostic Studies III 2
PAST 250 Introduction to Clinical Practice 4
PAST 601 Research Methods 3
PAST 607 Pediatrics II 2
PAST 608 Medicine IV 6
PAST 610 Pharmacology II 2
  Total 19

Year 2, Summer

Course Number Course Name Credits
PAST 251 Clinical Practicum I 6
  Total 6

Year 2, Fall

Course Number Course Name Credits
PAST 252 Clinical Practicum II 12
PAST 730 Clinical Management Seminar 2
PAST 801 Research Seminar 1 1
  Total 15

Year 2, Winter (Mini-Mester)

Course Number Course Name Credits
PAST 253 Clinical Practicum III 3
  Total 3

Year 2, Spring

Course Number Course Name Credits
PAST 254 Clinical Practicum IV 11
PAST 731 Clinical Management II 2
PAST 802 Research Seminar II 1
  Total 14

Year 2, Summer

Course Number Course Name Credits
PAST 255 Primary Care Preceptorship 5
  Total 5

Total Credits: 97

Course Descriptions

You can view required courses and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.