Course Detail
2.0 - 10.0
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYCT 7200.
The student will evaluate and follow patients on medicine, surgery, rehabilitation, and neurology wards, the intensive care units and the burn unit. Course objectives are to develop expertise in (1) psychiatric diagnosis using DSM-IV criteria; (2) the use of psychotropic medication in physically ill patients; (3) psychological support of medically ill psychiatric patients and psychologically impaired medical-surgical patients; (4) understanding of the legal and ethical issues involved in medical care (i.e. competence, autonomy, substituted judgment, etc.). Course objectives will be met by daily supervision with the attending psychiatrist and resident as well as in teaching rounds. Evaluation method: clinical (subjective) evaluation.