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PA Critical Inquiry, Research & Epidemiology

Resources organized for Dr. K Diduch's PAS525 course.

What Type of Question do you have?

Background   or   Foreground

      |
Basic Science  or  Clinical

Background Questions are general questions about foundational concepts. They ask for general knowledge about an illness, disease, condition, or process. They cover

  • terminology
  • general pathology
  • general drug information
  • examination or assessment procedure
Example Background questions:
  • What is the pathology of malaria?
  • What drugs are used to treat cardiovascular disease?
  • How is Celiac's disease diagnosed?

Basic Science Resources

You can also look for background information in your assigned textbooks and class syllabi. 

Background Clinical Resources

To answer some background clinical questions regarding rare or academic interests, you may need to search the literature. 

Academic Literature