PTY 801 Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, 4 credits

Patients often present to their physician with psychiatric illness or emotional problems complicating their physical condition. The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with management of these patients and to help improve their sensitivity and diagnostic/treatment skills, regardless of practice specialty. 

Upon completion, the student should be able to differentiate medical mimics of psychiatric illness, recognize the emotional and the physical components of a patient's condition, be familiar with the emotional reactions to physical illness and role of personality on this reaction and develop and implement an appropriate treatment plan. 

Must contact the course coordinator for availability prior to registration

Prerequisite: MS4

Modules: A-K, availability varies per module

Number of students: 1

Course Coordinator: Leanne Hatswell