PEM190C: Introduction to the Clinical Environment

Credits 1 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 1
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Prepares students up success within a variety of clinical systems. Emphasis will be placed on topics such as universal precautions, body mechanics, fire procedures, incident prevention, clinical protocols and procedures, as well as a review of the patient-populations which the students will encounter in PEM 194C. Interpersonal and communication skills will also part of the course and students will gain an understanding of the clinical documentation systems.


Students must pass all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.

All first-year PEM courses

Corequisite Courses
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the evaluation and history-taking for the special population groups of Ob/Gyn, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and psychiatric.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to be successful and safe in the hospital-clinic environment.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the requirements for the course PEM-194.