Mar 29, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[40 Hours]
This second semester course focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with psychiatric conditions within the broader context of primary care medicine. Developed in conjunction with the Department of Pharmacology, the course emphasizes the connection between the acquisition of basic clinical science information and its application in direct patient care. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual published by the American Psychiatric Association serves as a basis for introducing the preclinical student to the classification of psychiatric disorders and the multi-axial approach to the assessment of the patient. Pharmacological interventions focus on an understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of psychiatric conditions. A multimedia approach to this complex area offers the student multiple opportunities for mastering this challenging material.