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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6092
Tracking Number - 1628

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-05-05
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-10-11
  2. Department: Psychiatry
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 611800
  5. Contact Person: Saundra Stock
  6. Phone: 9744163
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6092
  10. Full Title: Introduction to Behavioral Medicine
  11. Credit Hours: 4
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Intro Beh Med
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: GMS 6066
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Behavioral Medicine is the study of factors influencing normal human behavior such as human development, family dynamics and reaction to illness. This course will examine how illness causes changes in behavior and a basic introduction to psychopathology.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is intergral to the study of human behavior and it's impact on helath care professions. It is a required part of the masters of medical science program.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? There are 15 students per year in the masters of medical science program who need exposure to this course material.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, for the past 2 years.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Medical degree or Ph.D.
  29. Objectives: Students will demonstrate knowledge about normal human development, normal human reactions to illnesses and stresses, methods for the study of normal development, normal and impaired physician development, and normal and pathological interactions between patients and physicians; knowledge about the basic functions of the brain/mind such as eating, sleep, sexuality, emotion, mood, memory, thinking and learning and problems associated with these functions.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Stidents will:

    Demonstrate knowledge on course examinations

    Particiapte in small group discussions

    Conduct an interview of a person who has been a patient in the U.S. healthcare ssytem and write a paper about that person's experience and how developmental and environamentla factors played a role in the illness.

    Learn to conduct a folstein mini-mental status exam

  31. Major Topics: Human development

    Illness and Disease concepts


  32. Textbooks: Behavioral Science in Medicine by Barbara Fadem
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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