Course Catalog

 
91-995 CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Department PSYCHIATRY Campus Tuscaloosa
Course Type(s) Elective Facility University Medical Center
Course Director MARISA GIGGIE, MD Enrollment Limit 1
Contact KRISTA TRIMM Enrollment Minimum 1
Email Ktrimm@ua.edu Address UAB School of Medicine
Tuscaloosa Regional Campus
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone (205) 348-9856 Fax (205) 348-5679
Weeks
Normally Offered

See Offering Dates
1-2, 1-4, 3-4, 5-6, 5-8, 7-8, 9-10, 9-12, 11-12, 13-14, 13-16, 15-16, 18-19, 18-21, 20-21, 22-23, 22-25, 24-25, 28-29, 28-31, 30-31, 32-33, 32-35, 34-35, 36-37, 36-39, 40-41, 40-43, 42-43, 45-46, 45-48, 47-48, 49-50, 49-52, 51-52
Prerequisites MUST HAVE COMPLETED MEDICINE, SURGERY, PSYCHIATRY AND PEDIATRICS CLERKSHIPS PRIOR TO TAKING THIS COURSE. Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description The goal of this elective is to provide 4th year medical students with a broad introduction to the clinical activities of a child/adolescent psychiatrist. FORMAT: Students will participate in the evaluation and treatment of child/adolescent patients at the Betty Shirley Clinic (UMC) and Brewer Porch Children's Center. They will participate in various programs at BPCC, including the outpatient day treatment programs for elementary school, middle school, and high school, intensive residential treatment programs, the early intervention and school based autism program, therapeutic foster care program, and the transitional living program. They will also spend time working in the Family Therapy Clinic, providing adolescent school consultations, and conducting research. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: A. Understand comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients B. Understand psychopharmacology involved in treatment of pediatric patients in outpatient, residential inpatient, and school consultation settings C. Understand basic management of college psychiatric health problems in an outpatient setting D. Be introduced to family therapy as a treatment modality E. Utilize developmental formulations in approaching the psychiatric treatment of pediatric patients F. Conduct a literature review in pediatric psychiatric topic and present to the attending
Where To Report Must speak with Ashley Broughton at 205- 348-1325 or email at abroughton@ua.edu at least 2 weeks prior to start date. Will report to Brewer Porch Childrens Center or University Medical Center.
Requirements A. No call required
B. Research paper on child psychiatry topic approved by Dr. Marisa Giggie (3-5 page, double spaced) due at the end of the elective
C. Attend psychiatry didactics that pertain to selected topic
D. Review a child psychiatry textbook as a resource
Evaluation Pass/Fail
Notes