PHAS 5137 Preventative Medicine and Community Health

Examines the bio-demographics of disease in the United States. Emphasis is on prevention from the perspective of the primary health care provider. Encourages community involvement. Discussions focused on prevention of disease. Special attention is given to the local medical practices and beliefs of the Rio Grande Valley and Texas-Mexico border region. Guest lectures include topics in rural and indigent health, community outreach, communicable disease awareness and prevention, sexual health, and folk and alternative medicine.




Admission into the Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Dept of Physician Assistant


Summer II