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    Northern Kentucky University
  Jan 18, 2018
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NRP 662 Assessment and Diagnosis of Psychiatric Mental Health Problems Across the Life Span (3 credits)

Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Level Physical Assessment.
Co-requisite(s): NRP 661 .
Taught: Spring only
This didactic course will present the process of history taking and assessment of psychiatric mental health problems in the diagnosis of children through older adults. The advanced comprehensive assessment will be presented as the pivotal source leading to a correct diagnosis of an individual. Cultural, genetic, religious, and behavioral and laboratory data will be utilized in the formulation of differential diagnoses. Neuroscientific principles, DSMIV-TR and data from the comprehensive assessment will be applied in reaching a final diagnosis of a major psychiatric disorders and the possible differential diagnosis. The student will use various assessment tools and guides appropriate for individuals of different ages. Case studies, and video will be utilized to allow the student to implement the gained advanced practice skills.

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