Behavioural Medicine Program

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our academic events will be offered virtually. Be sure to check the academic bulletin before every block to see academic details.

Session content:

The Behavioural Medicine Program consists of Academic Half-Day sessions on Wednesday afternoons as well as small group sessions. The small group sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Interviewing, communication, and relationship building skills;
  • Counseling and psychotherapy skills;
  • Normal psychological development;
  • The key determinants of health and how they affect the health of patients and populations;
  • Dealing with difficult patients;
  • Questions and Answers for common Psychiatric presentations and diseases
  • Mood Disorders
  • Chronic mental illness, pain, and disease
  • Addiction
  • Behaviour modification

Locations:

Byron Family Medical Centre St. Joseph's Family Medical Centre Southwest Middlesex Health Centre Victoria Family Medical Centre WRH MET Campus 
BFMC Resident
Chatham Residents
SJFMC Residents
Ilderton Residents
Goderich Residents 
SWHMC Residents
Strathroy Residents
Petrolia Residents
VFMC Residents
Stratford Residents
Hanover Residents
Windsor Residents

London and London Regional/Rural Residents: 

Pre-work:

The curriculum has been updated to include an online module and readings to be completed prior to each session. These modules provide context for the small group discussions that will take place during each Wednesday session. To complete the pre-work: Log into OWL (Western Postgraduate Program > Behavioural Medicine > Complete module ) If can't access module, contact fmpgc@schulich.uwo.ca

The curriculum cycles every two years (3 modules per year) and below you can find the topics covered:

Year 1 Modules:
  • Module 1: Interviewing Skills
  • Module 2: Chronic Pain Management and Drug Seeking
  • Module 3: Mood Disorders
 
Year 2 Modules:
  • Module 1: Geriatric Mental Health
  • Module 2: Paediatric Mental Health
  • Module 3: Poverty

Dates:

Residents will participate in the small group sessions during their Family Medicine block time. Time: 9:00-12:00PM

 

Windsor Residents:

Dates:

The sessions will take place from 1:30pm-4pm at varied times per year in Windsor. Residents will be emailed regarding the sessions. No videoconferencing is available for these sessions.