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Department: MEPSY-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Course: 531-Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Course Faculty: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 3
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:
The purpose of this elective is to teach the student about consultation/ liaison psychiatry so that he/she appreciates the effects of medical illness on the patient, the family and the medical team providing care to the patient. The student should learn about common psychiatric problems in the medically-ill and how to treat them using a multi-disciplinary approach.
Learning Activities
The student should become especially familiar with psychiatric sequelae of medical illnesses (disorientation, confusion, cognitive decline, psychosis, depression, anxiety, etc.) and common psychiatric problems accompanying medical illnesses (substance abuse, behavioral problems, competency issues, ethical dilemmas, psychosocial issues, etc.). The student should learn treatment strategies which include psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and cognitive/behavioral approaches. The student should also acquire skills in communicating information about psychiatric diagnosis and treatment to the patient, family and medical team. In addition to clinical activities, the student attends Grand Rounds and other pertinent conferences.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Mary Singson-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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