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Department: MEPSY-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Course: 525-Geriatric Psychiatry
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Course Faculty: Dr. Mark Kunik
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Psychiatry core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
Statement of Goals:
This elective provides students the opportunity to be involved in the assessment and treatment of elderly psychiatric patients. The student assesses and manages a select number of geriatric patients.
Learning Activities
Students are taught how to evaluate geropsychiatric patients after general psychiatric interviews. The student should acquire knowledge and skill about the differential diagnosis, neuropsychological evaluation, and laboratory assessment of geropsychiatric patients. Students attend weekly case conferences, geriatric journal clubs, and team meetings. Common presenting problems include dementias with associated behavioral disturbances; delirium; psychiatric problems secondary to medical illnesses; and mood disorders. Sites include The Methodist Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Mary Reyes
Contact Phone: 713-798-3876
Contact Fax: 713-798-8366
Contact Location: 6655 Travis #500
Address: MS 350
Email: marysr@bcm.tmc.edu
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