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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
   
 
  Feb 19, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 catalog

ELECT EFAMT - Study in Addiction Medicine


COURSE DIRECTOR(S): Tammy Davis, M.D. PHONE: 318.675.5347
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): David Boyle, Ph.D.
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks CONTACT: Christena Hay
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: University Health - EA Conway Monroe
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 2 Contact Crawford Plummer for Housing ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All 318.330.7626 / mplumm@lsuhsc.edu
COURSE CODE: EFAMT

1 credit

GOAL:

Students will develop an understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of chemically dependent patients.

 

OBJECTIVES

 

•  Students will identify methods of detoxification and general medical care associated with acute and chronic chemically dependent patients.

•  Students will identify current methods of treating chemical dependency, including both in-patient and out-patient modalities.

•  Students will identify the pharmacological basis and physiologic consequences of chemical  dependence.

•  Students will identify the basic principles used in counseling the families of chemically dependent patients.

 

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS

 

 

Students will be an active member of the Addiction Team in the hospital and in the Family Practice Center. They will perform detailed substance abuse histories (including acute and chronic physiological consequences of addiction) and discharge planning (including referral procedures for out-patient treatment). Students will also rotate at a local addiction treatment facility where they will participate in treatment planning and participate in daily individual and group therapies with the patients and staff. Supervision will be provided by LSUHSC faculty.

 

There will be no call duty.

 

 

 

READING ASSIGNMENTS

 

As appropriate to the subject matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing is provided for students.

 

HOURS PER WEEK

CONF                      HRS      WARD                   HRS        LAB                          HRS      LIBRARY                      HRS

PRECEPTOR                  HRS    CLINIC                    HRS        LECTURE                  HRS     READING                      HRS

TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:       35-40         

All

Pass/Fail