Course Catalog

Department NEUROSURGERY Campus Birmingham
Course Type(s) Special Topic Facility
Course Director JAMES M MARKERT, MD Enrollment Limit 25
Contact JENNIFER L. LANCASTER Enrollment Minimum 1
Email Address FOT 1053, zip 3410
Phone 205970252 Fax
Normally Offered

See Offering Dates
5-5, 17-17, 44-44
Prerequisites Successful completion of first year medical school. 
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description Goals of Course: For students to get in touch with their own spirituality and to become sensitive to patients and families spiritual needs. To take a spiritual history as well as physical. To become familiar with the medical literature regarding the effects of faith on health and healing. To develop a working personal definition of spirituality and what gives meaning to life. The course includes lecturers from many faiths and backgrounds from inside and outside of UAB. Because of this, the schedule varies based on lecturer availability. The lectures will be on Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm. The course is via zoom and the grades are based on attendance, participation and discussion. This course if offered a few times a year. Example lectures include but are not limited to: Introduction to Spirituality and Medicine, Addiction Recovery, Spirituality and Patient Care, Spirituality at the End of Life, and introductions to Baha'i, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Jehovah's Witness, and Atheism.
Where To Report ZOOM
Requirements Students must pick up a copy of: "Spirituality in Patient Care: Why, How, When, and What" by Harold G. Koenig, MD.
Evaluation Pass/Fail based on:
- Attendance
- Participation
- Group Discussions