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645K Domestic Violence

This course is available to UC Irvine Students only

 

Course Description:  Recognizing that domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women in the reproduction age group. The course works in conjunction with the Community Education Director of Human Options, one of the shelters for battered women in Orange County in providing extensive training regarding the dynamics, causes, consequences and appropriate interventions for family violence.

Department:  Obstetrics & Gynecology

Prerequisites:  UC Irvine Students: completion of basic science course work and OB/GYN core rotation. 

Restrictions:  For UC Irvine students only

Course Director: Julianne Toohey, M.D., UC Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive South, Department of Ob/Gyn, OTC, Route 81, Orange, CA 92868 714-456-6618, jtoohey@uci.edu

Instructing Faculty:  Julianne S. Toohey, M.D.

Course Website: None

Who to Report to on First Day: Glenda Arciniega, UC Irvine Medical Center, Department of Ob/Gyn, 101 The City Drive South, Building 56, Suite 800, Orange, CA  92868 (714) 456-6707 gwatson@uci.edu

Location to Report on First Day: Please contact the departmental coordinator for details.

Time to Report on First Day: Please contact the departmental coordinator for details.

Site Coordinator: Glenda Arciniega, UC Irvine Medical Center, Department of Ob/Gyn, 101 The City Drive South, Building 56, Suite 800, Orange, CA  92868 (714) 456-6707 gwatson@uci.edu

Site:  Long Beach Memorial Hospital

Periods Available: Glenda Arciniega, UC Irvine Medical Center, Department of Ob/Gyn, 101 The City Drive South, Building 56, Suite 800, Orange, CA  92868 (714) 456-6707 gwatson@uci.edu

Duration:  2 to 4 weeks

Number of Students:  2 (must have at least two students enrolled at a time)

Scheduling Coordinator:  UC Irvine students please email comsched@uci.edu  or call (714) 456-5176 to make a scheduling appointment.

Course Objectives: At the end of this rotations, the student will be ...

  • Knowledgeable in the incidence of domestic violence
  • Knowledgeable in the dynamics of long term consequences of abusive relationships
  • Capable of recognizing common presenting signs and symptoms
  • Knowledgeable of mandatory reporting for physicians of domestic violence in the state of California

Key Topics:

  • Domestic violence

Competencies:

  • Recognition of and assistance for abused patients.

Attitudes and Commitments:

  • Recognition of magnitude of problem

Educational Activities: The student schedule varies, however, the student will participate in group counseling, rounds of shelters, and working with other team members.

What Students Should do to Prepare for the Rotation: Focused reading in Domestic Violence: A National Curriculum for Medical Practitioners

Clinical Responsibilities of the Student: Patient evaluation

Patient Care Responsibilities:  Assist as a team member.

Call Schedule of the Student: None

Procedures to be learned by the Student: History and physical examination

Percentage of Time Student will Participate in Ambulatory Setting: 100%

Conference/Lecture/Small Group Sessions: There are no standardized instructional material for this course.

Course Hours Weekly Summary: Not stated

Content Theme Integration:

  • Communication
  • Domestic Violence
  • Ethics
  • Human Sexuality
  • Nutrition
  • Women's Health

Recommended Reading: Written materials will be provided and will be taken from Domestic Violence: A National Curriculum for Medical Practitioners as well as Domestic Violence: A National Curriculum for Family Preservation Practitioners published by the Family violence Prevention Fund

Official Grading Policy: The student will receive a grade of Honors, Pass or Fail. The student’s final grade will be submitted on the standard UC Irvine elective form. The student will be evaluated by attendings and residents in the areas of attendance, successful completion of the Domestic Violence Training for counselors and written report on their experience at the shelter. If the student fails the elective a grade of "F" will be permanently recorded on his/her transcript. The student can repeat the course for a second grade, however, the "F" will not be removed from the transcript.