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Department: MEPSY-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Course: 534-Human Sexuality

Course Coordinator: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Course Faculty:
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Block: 5
Min. Number of Students:12  Max: 80
Course Level: Pre-Clinical Block Elective
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

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:
Learning Activities
Sexuality is a major dimension of human behavior, and physicians are expected to be well informed about sexual function and dysfunction. This elective will facilitate students in becoming more comfortable with their own sexuality and will help clarify their own values about sexuality. The elective will increase students' awareness of the wide range of sexual attitudes which exist in their patient population. The elective will desensitize students to a broad range of sexual material, stimuli, and behavior, and enrich their ability to be compassionate, humanistic, and nonjudgmental with their patients.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Dr. Michael R. Kauth
Contact Phone: 713-794-8637
Contact Fax: 713-794-8064
Contact Location: 2450 Holcomb, Suite 01Y
Address: VA 152, MIRECC
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