University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
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PAS 661 - Behavioral Medicine and Human Development

(2 units)
This course series combines lecture, panel discussions, simulated and real patient encounters to introduce students to human development and biopsychosocial health issues commonly seen in primary care.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 2
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe the biological, psychological, social and cultural influences of lifespan human development to provide the appropriate “anticipatory guidance” and support for patients of all ages.
2. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe behavioral theories and theory of human development.
3. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, identify how gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality and generational differences relate to the life course experience.
4. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, demonstrate skill in motivational interviewing, chronic mental illness interviewing, and initiating psychiatric diagnoses.
5. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, illustrate strategies for effective management of potentially stressful situations with difficult patients and when delivering bad news.
6. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe issues related to the aging process and how to recognize signs of elder abuse.
7. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe the complexities of elder abuse and intimate partner abuse.
8. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, demonstrate professionalism in interactions with faculty and peers.


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