This course is designed to explore and understand the role of the patient in the maintenance of their health. The course will use the patient‐provider communicative dynamic as the platform for our journey, but a number of critical perspectives on this issue, from health outcomes to patient safety, will be explored. The psychology of the patient‐provider relationship is paramount to the success of patient engagement/involvement, but such a perspective may be a shift for some students away from the traditional “doctor as expert” model of care. Students must be willing to question core assumptions of how care should be delivered.
PHA 6250 Syllabus