Course Catalog » Interdepartmental Studies 170.02

Subject: Interdepartmental Studies
Course Number: 170.02
Course Title: Patient as Teacher: A Skills-based Approach to Dementia
School: Medicine
Department: Neurology
Additional (School) Department: (Nursing) Family Health Care Nursing

Course Description: The focus of this 3 quarter elective is health education via service learning. Students will learn about dementia and receive skills training to interact with patients with difficulty communicating or other cognitive impairments. Each student will meet with a UCSF Memory and Aging Center patient with mild to moderate dementia for 2 hours per month for an academic year. The visits will allow patients to educate students about their symptoms and how dementia affects their personal life
Prerequisites: N/A
Restrictions: N/A
Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Instructor of Record: R. Ketelle
Additional Instructor(s): C. Barton
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), In Progress (IP, SP/UP) grading allowed, Term for final grade assignment: Spring
Graduate Division course: No
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
Repeat course for credit? No