Description of Course given in Cali, Colombia, South America
Psychiatry and Psychology Section
Course on Psychosomatic Medicine
Directors: Michael Blumenfield, M.D. & James Strain, M.D.
Course Description: Presented by Psychosomatic Medicine World Wide. A 36 hours interactive Skype based pilot course on psychosomatic medicine following the Psychosomatic Medicine Book by Michael Blumenfield and James J. Strain (Editors). The course includes 24 hours of independent learning reading and 8 – 12 hours of interactive discussion with editors and/or authors. It includes one copy of the psychosomatic medicine book and DVD for each participant.
Expected Audience: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Medical Surgical Specialists, Nurses and other Health Professionals of Cali, Colombia, with interest in the field. Participation will be certified by the Director of the Office for Medical Education of Fundación Valle del Lili Medical Center.
Method: Participants are expected to previously review the book chapter related with the specific topic to be discussed. On each date there will be a 60 – 90 minutes interactive lecture with opportunity for questions and discussion. The course will be taught in English. The course coordinator in Cali (Hernán G. Rincón) will contribute to translate whenever is necessary and appropriate.
Agenda and specific topics
September 14 – Introduction & Depression as A Systemic Disease- Dr. Strain
September 21- Psychiatric Aspects of Pregnancy & Obstetrics – Dr. Blumenfield
September 28 – Drug – Drug Interaction in Medical Setting- Dr. Strain
October 5 – Burn & Trauma –Dr. Blumenfield
October 12 – Endocrine Disorder including Diabetes Mellitus- Dr. Blumenfield
October 19 – Psychodynamic Approach, Onset of Disease, Patients Reactions to
Disease & Doctor Patient Relationship- Dr. Blumenfield
October 26 – Delirium, Dementia & AIDS –Dr. Strain
November 2 – Using a C-L Model, C-L Rounds, Ombudsman Rounds, Ethics,
Summary- Feedback Session – Dr. Strain
At the conclusion of the course the participants will have received the following:
1- A survey of the field of Psychosomatic Medicine and an explanation of the concept of depression as systemic disease.
2- An understanding of some of the psychological concepts involved in pregnancy as well as psychological complications that can develop in the prepartum and postpartum period in both women and men.
3- An introduction to how to approach drug-drug interactions particularly utilizing psychotropic medications in patients with various medical conditions.
4- A review of the psychological complications of burn and trauma injuries
5- A review of the psychological factors involved in diabetes mellitus and other endocrine disorders
6- A discussion of the application of psychodynamic theory in the medical setting with particular emphasis on the doctor –patient relationship
7- How to diagnose delirium & dementia in AIDS and other conditions
8- A discussion of the Consultation/Liaison model including special teaching rounds -Ombudsman Rounds – & the role of Ethics Committees
Dates: The course with run on Tuesdays from September 14th – November 2nd at 13:00 through 14:30 hours. In case it is needed, after November 7th the time will change to 14:00-15:30.
Master Book Description: Psychosomatic Medicine by Michael Blumenfield and Jim Strain provides a fresh approach to mastering the concepts and practice of modern consultation-liaison psychiatry for residents, practitioners, and other professionals interested in psychiatric and medical comorbidity. Features: * Special topics that include: diagnostic dilemmas, depression as a systemic disease, women’s disorders, genetics, sexuality, ethical considerations, drug interactions, evidence based medicine, medical informatics, and many more. *Section openers written by the book editors that tie the chapters together and draw illuminating comparisons between concepts. *Colorful illustrations, case examples, and tables that highlight key points. *A stellar group of over 90 contributors sharing information on their areas of expertise. The bonus DVD features: *The fully searchable complete text and references. *Nearly 300 multiple choice self-test questions, answers, and explanations. *41 Power Point lectures summarizing the material presented in the book for use in your presentations. *The full version of the Micro-Cares Literature Search System, a software program that allows easy collection, annotation, storage, and retrieval of medical bibliographic citations. *Sample version of the Micro-Cares Clinical Information System for Consult-Liaison psychiatry, an electronic medical record platform that tracks patient care and documents your patient portfolio. *Sample version of the Micro-Cares Medical Student Tracking System, a customized software program that documents the teaching experience and complies with the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) requirements that medical schools rigorously document students’ clinical and teaching exposure
Registration: Participants are expected to register in advance calling or writing to the office for Medical Education
Course Logistic’s Coordinator in Cali: Hernán G. Rincón, M.D., MPH. email: email@example.com Cell Phone: 3155394160.
Curriculum of Course Given in Kigali Rwanda, Africa
Coordinated by Dr. Charles Mundenge
Rwanda 2012 -13 Schedule
Dec 7 Blumenfield Psychodynamic i Onset of Disease and Patients Reactions to Illness
Dec 14 Strain I Depression as a Systemic Disease using Heart Disease and Diabetes as Modes
Dec 21 Strain- Delirium Dementia and HIV Disease
Dec 28 No Class
Jan 4 Blumenfield Psychiatric Aspects of OB-GYn
Jan 11 Strain Drug Interactions
Jan 18 Blumenfield Review of Psychiatric Aspects Cancer, Renal Disease and GI Disorders
Jan 25 Blumenfield Psychiatric Aspects of Burn and trauma
Feb 2nd Strain C/L Model Ombudsman Rounds – Ethics -Feedbacl
Feb 9 Alternate Class if there is cancellation