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Department: Mental Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Patricia Scott
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013

Students learn the principles and basics of emergency psychiatry, providing an up-to-date approach in terms of epidemiological features, assessment and treatment possibilities, and research.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the role of psychiatric emergencies in the organization and structure of the mental health care delivery system
Express the difficulties in assessing mental disorders in patients presenting with psychiatric crises
Illustrate why the psychiatric emergency room is a special locus of care that provides distinct opportunities for testing new assessment/treatment approaches
Set up research in the (psychiatric) emergency department, both hypothesis-generating and hypothesis-testing research

Methods of Assessment: 7-8 page double-spaced paper integrating materials discussed in class on the history, epidemiology, assessment and treatment or research, within emergency psychiatry
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/18/2012 - Tue 06/19/2012
  • Monday 8:00 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 8:00 - 12:00
Enrollment Minimum: 6
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail