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pa studies research

at mbku's school of pa studies, each student will complete a master’s capstone project. in small groups, pa students complete a needs analysis to identify a health care need within the community and develop and implement an intervention to mitigate the identified need. students use evidence-based principles to complete research regarding the specific medical issue and present a professional poster on their topic prior to graduation.

masters capstone course description 

pas 551, 609, 613 masters capstone project i, ii, iii - 9 units

this entails 3 courses spread across multiple quarters. each course focuses on a particular area of the masters capstone project, to allow the pa student to complete their requirement project for their master's degree under the guidance of a faculty and/or approved community advisor. in teams of 3-4, students will identify a population health care need to develop and implement a project to address the identified need. students will use evidence-based principles to research the medical issue related to their community project. the student teams will prepare and present a professional poster on their topic prior to graduation.

prerequisites: admission to the school of pa studies.

additional information

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