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2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PA 427 - Behavioral Medicine Module

(3 credits)
Employs a comprehensive and integrated approach that encompasses exploring normal and abnormal development across the life span as well as psychiatric disease processes and substance abuse issues. Components of the module will include instruction on scientific concepts, such as pertinent anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and genetic implications as well as health maintenance. Students will develop history taking and physical examination skills, learn to order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic studies, formulate a differential diagnosis and determine the most likely diagnosis. Clinical interventions (non-pharmacological interventions) and clinical therapeutics (pharmacology) are also included. A strong emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem solving, as well as patient education.