|Sample Instructional Goals and Objectives
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The PA graduate will be proficient in the diagnosis and management
of patients facing conditions common to psychiatry and behavioral
- Following assigned readings in Psychiatry, the student will
complete a multiple choice objective examination on diagnosis
and treatment of conditions common to this specialty with 90 percent
- Upon presentation of an adult patient’s medical history
and physical exam report, the student will select an appropriate
pharmacologic intervention for a panic disorder that has not responded
to psychotherapy, including drug dosage, frequency, administration,
side effects, and follow-up.
- During a Psychiatric clinical rotation, the student will select
appropriate nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies (i.e.,
diet, exercise, stress reduction, psychotherapy, and antidepressants)
for a patient presenting with depression, as evaluated according
to standards established by the clinical preceptor.
- In a role playing exercise, the student will perform an accurate
focused physical examination on a student-peer with a given two-month
history of hallucinations and delusions, consistent with schizophrenia,
meeting criteria established by the instructor.
- The student will demonstrate compassion and respect for a patient
facing dementia, as assessed by a clinical preceptor using a Likert
grading scale at the end of a four-week clinical rotation.
*See also Emotions of Daily Living, Life Transitions, Patient
Counseling, Personality Development, and Psychosomatic Manifestations