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330.629.11 Emergency Psychiatry and Public Health

Mental Health
Summer Inst. term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Mon 06/18/2012 - Tue 06/19/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu,  8:00am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Patricia Scott

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of psychiatric emergencies in the organization and structure of the mental health care delivery system
  2. Express the difficulties in assessing mental disorders in patients presenting with psychiatric crises
  3. Illustrate why the psychiatric emergency room is a special locus of care that provides distinct opportunities for testing new assessment/treatment approaches
  4. 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

Instructor Consent:

No consent required