The Mind – SMD 562

Total Contact Hours:

35 hours

Course Director:

Brenda Roman, M.D., Professor, Psychiatry

Course Description:

Without leaving the "brain," this course is about psychopathology and modern therapies to help those with psychiatric disorders. Through presentations, live and/or video recordings of "real" patients who tell their stories, case discussions, and student interviews of psychiatric patients in the hospital, the student gains an appreciation of the pervasiveness of mental illness, its diagnostic complexity, and what are the evidence-based treatments.


Course Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, and Teaching and Learning Activities, and their Integration with the Institutional Educational Objectives:

What does our institution want our graduates to do?

If your students mastered the content of your course, what would they be able to do?
 

What will students need to do for them and others (peers, professors) to know whether they have achieved this specific learning goal?

How will students get the information they need to learn?

1. Institutional Objectives

2.
Learning Goals

3. Assessment
Activities (graded)

4.
Practice/
Feedback Activities (non-graded)

5.
Teaching and Learning Activities

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette determine the diagnosis by applying knowledge of the diagnostic criteria for the following disorders:  Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Personality Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders. Paraphilias and Gender Identity Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Childhood Psychiatric Disorders.

Final MCQ

Exam

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Practice Exam

TBL GAPP

Live Lectures

Online Tutorials

Notepack

Textbook Readings

Summary Charts

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with one of the following diagnoses, identify the prevailing biological theories for the diagnosis: major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, PTSD, OCD, schizophrenia and the pervasive developmental disorders.

Final MCQ Exam

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Practice Exam

TBL GAPP

Live Lectures

Online Tutorials

Notepack

Textbook Readings

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with a psychiatric diagnosis, identify the most common, evidence-based treatments for that condition.  Includes both therapeutic agents and psychotherapies.

Final MCQ Exam

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Practice Exam

TBL GAPP

Live Lectures

Online Tutorials

Notepack

Textbook Readings

Summary Charts

K2

Given a case vignette of a patient with a psychiatric disorder, identify the potential confounding psychosocial factors for such disorders.

Final MCQ Exam

 

Live Lectures

Online Tutorials

Notepack

Textbook Readings

Summary Charts

Patients

K1, K3

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient with one of the following conditions, identify its etiology, pathogenesis, pathological changes and clinical features: of Alzheimer’s disease, Pick’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple system atrophy, Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disease, and Friedreich’s ataxia

Final MCQ Exam

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Practice Exam

TBL GAPP

Live Lectures

Notepack

Textbook Readings

Neurodegenerative Lab

K1

Given a case of a patient with a possible sleep disorder, identify normal and abnormal stages of sleep and the common disorders.

Final MCQ Exam

Practice Exam

Online Tutorial

Notepack

Textbook Readings

K1

Given a case vignette of a patient with a learning or memory problem, identify the biological processes learning and memory and how disorders manifest.

Final MCQ  Exam

Practice Exam

Live Lectures

Notepack

Textbook Readings

K1, K2

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient who is at risk for suicide or homicide, identify the risk factors and explain how suicide and homicide impacts society.

Final MCQ Exam

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Practice Exam

TBL GAPP

Live Lectures

Notepack

Textbook Readings

Summary Charts

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette in which a patient is given one or more psychotropic agents, identify their mechanisms of action, common side effects, contra-indications, and drug-drug interactions.

Final MCQ Exam

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Practice Exam

TBL GAPP

Live Lectures

Online Tutorials

Notepack

Textbook Readings

Summary Charts

Psychopharmacology Conferences

K1

C2, C3

P1, P2, P3

Given a case vignette of a patient who is mostly likely to be using a substance of abuse, identify what the most likely substance is based on clinical presentation and history, identify how that substance affects the nervous system, and identify how both intoxication and withdrawal occur and manifest. Agents include: CNS depressants, stimulants, opioids, sympathomimetics, cannabinoids, steroids, psychedelics, nicotine, and commonly prescribed drugs that can lead to abuse. 

Final MCQ Exam

TBL IRAT/GRAT

Practice Exam

TBL GAPP

Live Lectures

Online Tutorials

Notepack

Textbook Readings

Summary Charts

C2

After observing a video clip of a patient, write a thorough and accurate mental status examination.

Mental Status

Written Assignment

Practice

Mental Status Assignment

Live Lectures

Online Tutorials

Notepack

C2, C3

P2, P3

Demonstrate professionalism through the ability to be punctual and attend required events, complete written assignments in a timely fashion, be truthful, be courteous to patients, patients' families, staff, and colleagues, and demonstrate scholarship in the form of contributing to a positive learning environment, collaborating with colleagues, and performing self-assessment and self-directed learning

TBL peer feedback at end of Term 1

Term 1 Exam