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Department: MEPSY-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Course: 527-Neuropsychiatry of HIV/AIDS

Course Director: Kristin Angelie Kassaw, M.D.
Course Faculty: Dr. Zishan Samiuddin
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 3
Elective Type: Clinical
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:
Statement of Goals:
Subtle neurobehavioral impairments that result from HIV/AIDS adversely impact patient's quality of life and challenge all medical specialties including psychiatry. This elective proposes to educate medical students in the early identification, differential diagnosis and management of common neuropsychiatric complaints in patients with HIV/AIDS.
Learning Activities
It includes "hands-on" clinical experience with immediate supervision and feedback at Thomas Street Clinic. Appropriate readings suggested, ongoing case presentations, and lectures at BCM serve to round out the experience.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: JaQue' Vickers
Contact Phone: 713-798-3876
Contact Fax: 713-798-7984
Contact Location:

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