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Psychosocial Dynamics in Healthcare

This course introduces the student to the psychological, social and family context of health, illness and health care. A major premise of this course is that to adequately meet the needs of the patient, the PA must consider not only disease factors, but psychosocial factors, which affect the disease and are affected by it as well. Topics include personality development from infancy through old age, the family's role in health care, sex and sexuality, abuse of substances, and death and dying.

Credit Hours
Additional Prerequisites

Successful completion of second semester Physician Assistant program requirements

School of Health Professions