DOSYS-722: Behavioral Medicine

Credits 2.5
Academic Level

This course will provide a thorough review of clinically relevant topics in psychiatry to better prepare students to evaluate and treat mental illness. A concentration on psychiatric issues seen in primary care settings will be maintained. Behavioral medicine will emphasize epidemiology, diagnosis, medication and psychotherapeutic management, as well as the physician’s role in promoting behavioral change.  The psychiatric diagnostic interview and DSM 5 criteria will be reviewed and applied. This course prepares students for their clinical core rotation in psychiatry as third year students and for their eventual practice of medicine regardless of chosen specialty.