St. Ambrose adds new wing to Center for Health Sciences Education


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Posted Online: Aug. 14, 2014, 7:39 pm
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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com
DAVENPORT -- St. Ambrose University has added a new wing to its Center for Health Sciences Education.

The $11.5 million center houses all the university's medical programs, including the occupational therapy, physical therapy and nursing departments. It's on the Genesis Medical Center campus at the corner of Lombard and Marquette streets. It opened in August 2010.

The $3.5 million, 13,000-square-foot addition will house SAU's new Master of Physician Assistant Studies program. The program trains a number of tasks, including collecting medical histories, doing exams, assisting in surgery and prescribing medications. They usually perform in close partnership with a physician.

The new space includes rooms designed to mimic a real-life medical office, where students can practice.

There also is a lecture hall that can seat 78 and can be connected with other classrooms for distance learning, a St. Ambrose news release said.

There also are offices for the new physician assistant's program and dean for College of Health and Human Services.

A dedication and blessing ceremony for the new wing was held Thursday.



















 



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