ADPY 7519

Forensic Psychiatry

Contact

Jeremy Bydlon
Course Coordinator
psychmed@umn.edu

Campus
Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
Requirement
MS Year
Hands-On
Terms Offered
Credits
Prerequisites

Details

Catalog Description: The Division of Forensic Psychiatry specializes in providing psychiatric consultation in legal matters, both civil and criminal. Trainees with the division receive exposure to a broad array of forensic psychiatric evaluation and also learn about law and legal opinions that have shaped the legal regulation of the profession of psychiatry. Trainees also get the opportunity to write sample forensic reports as mock experts in real cases. The core competencies related to this rotation are: 1. The forensic psychiatric exam 2. Writing a forensic psychiatric report. 3. Providing expert witness testimony in Court and 4. Legal regulation of psychiatry.

Canvas Site

Sites:

View site addresses by clicking on the site name below or visiting the site codes table. Sites for this course are assigned after the drop/add deadline.

Site Code Site Name Notes

MF-1069

UMMC - West Bank - East Building  

Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F 8am to 5pm

Direct patient care: No

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives: 

  • Trainees will explain the function of judicial systems in Minnesota by reviewing pertinent law and legal opinions.
  • Trainees will use basic knowledge of legal issues related to civil commitment in Minnesota to understand and analyze the legal regulation of the profession of psychiatry.
  • Trainees will shadow forensic psychiatric evaluations in real legal cases.
  • Trainees will create sample forensic psychiatric reports of real cases to demonstrate familiarity with the correct structure and form.
  • Trainees will attend weekly case conferences and landmark cases seminars.

Graded Components:

  • Performance assessment by faculty

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency:  Does Not Apply

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