B. Sc. Physician Assistant

About B. Sc. Physician Assistant

Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on a team under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. B. Sc. Physician Assistant are formally educated to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment. Physician assistants conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. A physician assistant provides primary health care services under a physician’s supervision. Physician assistants perform beneficial, diagnostic, and preventative health care under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They treat minor injuries, splint broken bones, apply casts, and interpret x-rays. PAs may also prescribe medications, take medical history and perform or assist in surgeries.

A physician assistant’s specific daily duties depend heavily on their location. In rural or inner city clinics, physician assistants can work as primary care providers. They may also be responsible for ordering equipment, supervising technicians, or focusing on emergency medicine, orthopedic, or geriatric care.

Some physician assistants hold two or more part-time jobs, often rotating through hospitals and clinics. If the facility is looking to hire a full-time physician’s assistant, these rotations can lead to a permanent position.

Increased demand for healthcare services from the growing and aging population and widespread chronic disease, combined with a shortage of physicians, have resulted in increased demand for healthcare providers, such as physician assistants.

Typical coursework in a physician assistant training programs includes anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, and health-related coursework in subjects like nutrition, immunology, and virology.

List of colleges with B. Sc. Physician Assistant course in Karnataka

1 KLE University, Belgaum

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