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PAS 710 - Behavioral Medicine Clerkship

(5 units)
The behavioral medicine experience offers second-year PA students active and observational involvement in either outpatient psychiatric clinical settings or inpatient psychiatric treatment facilities.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Internship/Practicum: 5
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify DSM V diagnostic criteria and potential course of psychiatric disorders across all ages.
2. discuss and identify fundamental aspects of pharmacologic and non­pharmacologic treatments, including psychotherapeutic interventions, behavioral interventions, psychosocial rehabilitation, and psychoeducational approaches to psychiatric and substance use disorders.
3. demonstrate appropriate communication and professional interaction with patients, families and other healthcare professionals.
4. describe and participate in an interprofessional team approach involved in providing mental health services.
5. conduct a comprehensive psychiatric history, perform a psychiatric assessment and/or mental status examination with patients of all ages.
6. identify and assess and discuss options to treat persons experiencing a psychiatric emergency, especially in relationship to dangerousness to self and others.


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