Liaison Psychiatry

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Course Code: 
PSY 7121
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course will teach the principles of Consultation - Liaison Psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine including how to provide psychiatric care alongside other disciplines in a general hospital and collaborate with the other health care providers.  The course will teach the importance of physical and psychological factors in the genesis and pertuation of disease.  The student will be taught the principles of emergency psychiatry in general hospital settings.  The course shall emphasize the role of infection and other organic factors in the elaboration of psychiatric syndromes in the Ugandan situation e.g. HIV/AIDS, etc.  The student shall further be taught how to recognise, manage and advise general health care providers in the provision of appropriate psychiatric care in a general hospital setting even in the absence of a psychiatrist.

Liaison Psychiatry
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