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

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Elective Offered Terms:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
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:
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:
Ben Taub Hospital 5th floor, 5D. Per instructions from Dr. David;
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: JaQue' Vickers
Contact Phone: 713-798-3876
Contact Fax: 713-798-7984
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