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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6092

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1628 2007-10-11
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Psychiatry MD 611800
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Saundra Stock 9744163

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6092 Introduction to Behavioral Medicine

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Intro Beh Med
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    GMS 6066



    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.

  3. Justification

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, for the past 2 years.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Medical degree or Ph.D.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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

    C. Major Topics

    Human development

    Illness and Disease concepts


    D. Textbooks

    Behavioral Science in Medicine by Barbara Fadem

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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