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HuBio 516: Systems of Human Behavior

Harrison Jeffrey Kaiser

Instructors: David Harrison, MD, PhD and Jeffrey Kaiser, MD

Offered: Fall Quarter

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Course Description: Effects of behavioral factors in major management problems faced in medical practice relating to cultural background, social role, sexual identity, and belief systems. Acquisition of skills in analyzing behavior, defining objectives, and designing precise treatment strategies. This course is offered only to first year medical students.

 

HuBio 563: Brain and Behavior
Marcella Pascualy

Instructor: Marcella Pascualy, MD

Offered: Spring Quarter

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Course Description: Major psychiatric disorders are defined and described, and a systematic approach to differential diagnosis is presented. Conceptual development, pathogenesis, epidemiology, nomenclature, and the terminology used in psychiatry are discussed. This course is offered only to second year medical students.
PBSCI 525: Psychiatry and the Law
Edward Goldenberg, PhD Instructor: Edward Goldenberg, PhD

Offered: Spring Quarter

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Course Description: This course concentrates on major issues in psychiatry and law. Outside speakers from legal, judicial, and psychiatric communities are invited as guest lecturers.  The course includes lectures on assessment in forensic settings, competence to stand trial, and criminal responsibility and discussions on personality disorders and correctional environments.
PBSCI 546/EPI 546: Psychiatric Epidemiology
Ann Vander Stoep Instructor: Ann Vander Stoep, PhD

Offered: Spring Quarter

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Course Description: Application of epidemiological methods to the study of mental illnesses. Topics include occurrence and distribution of mental illness, classification of psychiatric disorders; treatment-based vs. community-based studies; epidemiology of depression and schizophrenia; familial transmission; developmental epidemiology; mental illness and violence. Prerequisite: one course in epidemiology or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with EPI 546.
CONJ 554: Fundamentals of Hypnosis
Barbara McCann, PhD

Instructor: Barbara McCann, PhD

Offered: Spring Quarter

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Course Description: The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with hypnosis as a therapeutic tool in a variety of medical applications, and equip them with basic skills in using hypnosis. Students in this course will: 1. Know the history and development of hypnosis as a therapeutic tool. 2. Understand the phenomena associated with hypnosis and trance. 3. Be able to identify the indicators for, and contraindications to, the use of hypnosis in clinical practice. 4. Practice simple induction techniques. 5. Utilize self-hypnosis techniques for personal well-being.

 


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