The behavioral medicine course focus on the basic theoretical and major practical aspects and complexities of health practitioners' performance with others concerning their health issues. The course highlights the ways in which the doctor-patient relationship is at the core of medical care and is significantly impacted by the cultural background, history, and current status of the patient and the self-awareness, attitude, and professionality of the physician. The course explores a number of social psychological dynamics to medical behavioral issues as it tackles a number of topics such as the holistic model, human development, addictions, quality life management, stress, and diseases.
Behavioral medicine course is designed to provide an overview of the development & integration of knowledge in the behavioral, psychological, biological, and social sciences that are relevant to health and illness.
Demonstrating the ability of the practice for the biopsychosocial model during the patient care
Gaining the skills for an understanding of positive building doctor-patient relationship.
Distinguish between normal behavior and abnormal behavioral according to psychosocial theories
Gain skills of human psychosocial development to understand patients needs during childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and elderly
Demonstrate ability to carry out a minor research-based project
Working with other colleagues and working effectively in groups
Understanding how to deal with psychosomatic patients
Demonstrate the ability to apply ethical principles in decision-making
Behavioral Medicine in primary care,2nd Ed. Feldman and Christensen
Human Behavior: An introduction for medical students,3rd Ed. Stoudemire. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. The British Journal of General Practice
The Biopsychosocial model of general practice: rhetoric or reality by C Dworick, C May, M Richardson and P Bundred 1996 .The University of Liverpool. UK
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