Feb 21, 2024
PAS 662 - Clinical Behavioral Medicine (2 units)
This course is designed to teach the principles of clinical behavioral medicine seen by PAs in primary care. In this course, students will learn diagnostic criterial based upon the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5th Edition (DSM-5), how to differentiate diagnoses, interviewing and listening skills as related to diagnostic criteria, and the biopsychosocial model of diagnosis. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills in experiential activities.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 2
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe the interdependence between human behavior and medical disease and apply the biopsychosocial model to the clinical care of patients.
2. identify, assess and select treatments for primary care behavioral health and psychiatric conditions.
3. demonstrate the ability to establish a psychiatric diagnosis utilizing pertinent presenting signs and symptoms in combination with etiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology.
4. describe the connection between physical injury/illness and mental health.
5. evaluate perceptions and biases related to human development and gender identity.
6. outline the purpose of hospice, palliative, and end of life care and strategies for working with patients and families to make end of life decisions.
7. demonstrate professionalism in interactions with faculty and peers.
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