PAMS 6240 Mental Health

This course is designed to provide the students with an overview of normal and abnormal characteristics of human psychological development and behavior.  This social and behavioral science course includes detection and treatment of substance abuse; human sexuality; issues of death, dying and loss; response to illness, injury, and stress; principles of violence identification and prevention; and psychiatric/behavioral conditions.  The course will provide skills needed for clinical evaluation and assessment of children, adolescent, adult, and elderly populations with psychiatric/behavioral conditions and disorders. Instruction in this course will prepare students to provide preventative, emergent, acute, chronic, rehabilitative, palliative, and end-of-life care for patients with psychiatric disorders. 




Physician Assistant