Posted on February 4, 2013 in Community, Interprofessional Education, PA Program, Public Health, Students
Nearly 100 underserved children from Harnett County received free dental and medical care on Saturday, Feb. 2, at a clinic organized by Campbell University’s Public Health and Physician Assistant programs.
The one-day event set up twelve dental chairs in the Harnett County Commons Area in Lillington, N.C., providing free exams, cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments for children who do not have dental insurance or receive Medicaid funding.
Posted on January 22, 2013 in Interprofessional Education, PA Program, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Students
Campbell University’s health science students will soon have the opportunity to train alongside each other in the classroom and during clinical rotations.
A pilot project for the new Interprofessional Education Program was held at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences last week. Over fifty pharmacy, physician assistant and public health students worked together in teams to interview a standardized patient, identify the diagnosis and create a treatment plan.
Posted on October 30, 2012 in Interprofessional Education, PA Program, Public Health, Students
Instead of a traditional lecture, Campbell’s physician assistant class learned about public health last week directly from the University’s public health students. “This is a novel way of presenting the role of PA’s in public health,” said Tina Tseng, PhD, MSPH, chair of public health at Campbell.
Posted on September 28, 2012 in PA Program, Public Health
Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences has launched the first dual physician assistant, public health degree in North Carolina.
The new program, which takes less than three and a half years to complete, will begin next fall, allowing students to graduate with a Master of Physician Assistant Practice degree (MPAP) and a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree in Dec. 2016. The PA and public health degrees normally last 28 months and two years, respectively.
Posted on September 11, 2012 in Public Health
Many people rarely consider the role that public health plays in their lives, while at the same time, it is something they interact with daily. Students in the College’s newest program were recently sent on a scavenger hunt to explore the difference that public health makes in the community.