American University of Beirut

Teaching Contributions

​Courses offered (graduate, undergraduate)

Human Development and Psychopathology

Dr. Fadi Maalouf
MED II coordinator

The course covers the psychological aspects of development and normal behaviors in addition to t the classification and pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. Annually.
PSYT 227 32.36; 3 cr.

This course teaches psychopathology through a lifespan approach. It encompasses typical development as the threshold of atypical behaviors. It specifically covers social, emotional and cognitive aspects of human development in addition to the psychopathology of major psychiatric disorders (neurodevelopmental, mood, anxiety, psychosis and substance use disorders, etc..). It also introduces pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to management of patients. To reach the general objectives, interactive teaching/learning is applied. A variety of teaching/learning techniques are implemented including classical lectures and team based learning. ​

Clinical Clerkship in Psychiatry

Dr. Farid Talih
MED III coordinator

A clinical clerkship in which third year medical students spend one month working up psychiatric patients and attending morning rounds on an inpatient psychiatric service where they are supervised by an attending psychiatrist. Students also attend psychiatry clinics in the outpatient department where they see new and old cases. The rotation also includes seminars dealing with psychopathology, case presentations and discussions, interview techniques and basic psychotherapy, as well as psychopharmacology.
​One month.
PSYT 252 0.180 cr.

For more information please contact Mrs. Nibal Safah ext 5664

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