PA 514 - Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry I

The Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry I and II courses include comprehensive lecture and team-based learning experiences providing students with in-depth training in evidence-based behavioral medicine and psychiatry.
Genetics and pathophysiology, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of psychiatric conditions and illnesses are covered throughout the courses. The courses are designed to introduce students to normal and abnormal development across the life span and the biopsychosocial model of evaluation and care for diverse patient populations with acute and chronic psychiatric/behavioral conditions throughout the lifespan, including but not limited to end-of-life care, integrating human physical and psychological development, principles of biopsychiatry & neuropsychiatry, and responses to stress, injury, illness and death. The courses also incorporate mindfulness practices in healthcare, training in substance use, abuse and addiction issues, and treatment adherence issues including the applications of motivational interviewing (MI) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Three semester hours.

 

Required Text(s): 

  1. Burns, David (1999). Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (revised; ISBN 978-0-380-81033-8)
  2. American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-5; ISBN 978-0-89042-555-8)
  3. Robinson, David J. (2017). The Mental Status Exam Explained (3rd Edition; ISBN 978-1-894328-31-9)
  4. Stahl, Stephen (2017). Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (6th edition; ISBN 978-1-316-61813-4)

Description

The Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry I and II courses include comprehensive lecture and team-based learning experiences providing students with in-depth training in evidence-based behavioral medicine and psychiatry.
Genetics and pathophysiology, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of psychiatric conditions and illnesses are covered throughout the courses. The courses are designed to introduce students to normal and abnormal development across the life span and the biopsychosocial model of evaluation and care for diverse patient populations with acute and chronic psychiatric/behavioral conditions throughout the lifespan, including but not limited to end-of-life care, integrating human physical and psychological development, principles of biopsychiatry & neuropsychiatry, and responses to stress, injury, illness and death. The courses also incorporate mindfulness practices in healthcare, training in substance use, abuse and addiction issues, and treatment adherence issues including the applications of motivational interviewing (MI) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Three semester hours.

 

Required Text(s): 

  1. Burns, David (1999). Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (revised; ISBN 978-0-380-81033-8)
  2. American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-5; ISBN 978-0-89042-555-8)
  3. Robinson, David J. (2017). The Mental Status Exam Explained (3rd Edition; ISBN 978-1-894328-31-9)
  4. Stahl, Stephen (2017). Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (6th edition; ISBN 978-1-316-61813-4)