This course presents the foundations of behavioral health practice. The focus is on managing the integration of physical and psychological factors in addressing health care issues and disparities and advancing positive behavioral health outcomes.
This course will introduce the health professions graduate student to key concepts and issues of working with individuals and their health needs in community settings.
This course is a survey of methods of program design, evaluation and underlying principles of research to assess effectiveness of healthcare delivery systems.
This course is an overview of current major physical diseases and psychological disorders (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity, depression, anxiety, substance abuse) with a focus on those that disproportionately impact underserved populations. This course focuses on the behavioral aspects of physical health as well as the medical sequelae frequently associated with behavioral health diagnoses. A survey of pharmacokinetics and an introduction to the drug classes will also be covered.
This course provides an overview of guidelines governing legal, ethical, and professional expectations in the various health care domains. The development of ethical principles as a consequence of important historical events will be reviewed.
This course will introduce students to the models and best practices of integrated behavioral health practice with a focus on working with diverse populations in primary care settings. The course will emphasize key aspects of behavioral health practice including assessment, intervention, and consultation. Policy implications related to integrated care, will also be emphasized.
This course will focus on the structure of a variety of behavioral health settings, as well as methods of effective collaboration with the various professionals who work in those settings (e.g., nurses, physicians, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, and other health professionals). Strategies for quality leadership and facilitation in inter-professional teams will be emphasized.
Students will be placed in behavioral health settings that serve diverse populations 8 hours per week for 120 total practice hours. They will collaborate with agency personnel in review of the work of the setting and participate in a program planning and development. Students will commence the developement of their fieldwork project to improve healthcare access, delivery, and or outcomes.
In this course students will continue their placements in behavioral health settings that serve diverse populations for 120 practice hours. They will collaborate with agency personnel to implement and evaluate projects that promote health and wellness, improvie health care access, delivery, and/or outcomes, or contribute to policy considerations.