Sample Didactic Topics

(Academic Year 2011 – 2012)

Seminars In Psychosomatic Medicine

Principles of evaluation:

  • How to do a consult
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Neuropsychological exam
  • Speech and language
  • Psychotherapy in the general hospital

Psychiatric disorders in the medical setting:

  • Delirium
  • Agitation I
  • Agitation II
  • Depression in the medically ill 1
  • Depression in the medically ill 2
  • Dementia: diagnosis and subtypes
  • Dementia: treatment
  • Catatonia
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Alcohol and drug withdrawal
  • Hospital Withdrawal protocols
  • Smoking cessation
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Sleep medicine

Clinical settings of psychosomatic medicine:

  • Cardiovascular Issues in Psychiatry
  • Transplant psychiatry 1
  • Transplant psychiatry 2
  • Neurology 1: Seizure Disorders
  • Neurology 2: Neuropsychiatry of basal ganglia and cerebellum
  • Conversion disorder and non-epileptic seizures
  • HIV Psychiatry
  • Geropsychiatry
  • Palliative Care
  • Vocal Cord dysfunction
  • Metabolic considerations in psychotropic use
  • Medical co-morbidity in severe mental illness

Systems issues in psychosomatic medicine:

  • The role of the physician
  • Career choices in psychosomatic medicine
  • Non-academic career choices in psychosomatic medicine
  • Multi-disciplinary team function 1: the demanding patient
  • Multi-disciplinary team function 2: the disruptive patient
  • Referrals: community mental health system organization
  • Referrals: matching to community addiction treatment resources
  • Procedure (CPT) coding
  • Diagnostic (ICD-9) coding
  • Patient- and family-centered care

Research Seminar Series

  • Research: Basics 1
  • Research: Basics 2
  • Research: Basics 3
  • Research: Publication 1
  • Research: Publication 2
  • Research: Funding 1
  • Research: Funding 2
  • Research: Randomized Controlled Trials 1
  • Research: Randomized Controlled Trials 2
  • Research: Randomized Controlled Trials 3
  • Research: Randomized Controlled Trials 4
  • Research: Randomized Controlled Trials 5
  • Research: Designing a Trial-The Sitter Project 1
  • Research: Designing a Trial-The Sitter Project 2
  • Research: Designing a Trial-The Sitter Project 3
  • Research: Designing a Trial-The Sitter Project 4
  • Research: Cohort Studies 1
  • Research: Cohort Studies 2
  • Research: Case-Control studies
  • Research: Meta Analysis 1
  • Research: Meta Analysis 2

Chapter Reviews

  • Chapter review: Renal
  • Chapter review: HIV
  • Chapter review: Substance Abuse
  • Chapter review: Dementia
  • Chapter review: Surgery
  • Chapter review: Somatoform and factitious disorders
  • Chapter review: Delirium
  • Chapter review: Neurology
  • Chapter review: Oncology
  • Chapter review: Pain Medicine