MPSYG 1511: Introduction to Human Behavior I

Credits 1.0

This course begins with an introduction to the course, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) and the biopsychosocial model used in psychiatric assessment. Students will learn the components of a psychiatric evaluation and learn basic interview skills. Topics in psychopathology include anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and mood disorders.

MPSYG 1522: Introduction to Human Behavior II

Credits 1.0

Students will be introduced to neuroanatomy, genetics, and neurochemistry. Common modalities of psychotherapy will be introduced. Topics in psychopathology include psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance disorders, sexual disorders, sleep disorders, and personality disorders. Students will also learn integration of biological and psychological principles in psychiatric interviewing and assessment.

MPSYG 1533: Introduction to Human Behavior III

Credits 1.0

This course will cover the human life cycle beginning with childhood and progressing through death. Other topics will include neurocognitive disorders, end of life, ethics, cultural psychiatry, gender issues, and professionalism. The student will learn to integrate the knowledge of psychopathology into interview skills, diagnostic formulation and treatment planning.

MPSYG 1634: Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Credits 0.5

Course focuses on treatment of psychiatric disorders. The primary goal of course will be to develop a biopsychosocial treatment plan for various psychiatric disorders. Topics will include psychopharmacology, psycho therapies, and coordination of care.

MPSYG 1701: Psychiatry Rotation

Credits 6.0

Four-week rotation designed to provide students direct contact with psychiatric patients. This facilitates the development of skills in diagnosis, treatment, and management of psychiatric disorders and enhances critical thinking and problem solving. Inpatient, outpatient, crisis intervention, and residency-based settings are utilized. There is a national standardized post-rotation examination at the conclusion of this rotation.