COURSE Code: PSYC 121
This course is designed to provide Paramedic students with an introduction to a variety of psychiatric problems. Effective treatment for any patient demands knowledge of acute stress reactions as well as the rudiments of abnormal behaviour. Initially, students will be introduced to ways of contrasting normal with abnormal behaviour, and to begin to evaluate the life-threatening potential of a psychological emergency. Through case studies, discussions and research, students will have an opportunity to develop successful management strategies for coping with their patients.
Only students in the Paramedic program can take this course.