PRAC 6665 Week 6 Eating, Sleeping, And Elimination Disorders


You are at the halfway point of your practicum and have now received feedback via your midterm clinical evaluation. Consider this feedback, as well as the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the quarter, and benchmark your progress thus far. Which goals are on track, behind, or already achieved? What steps do you need to take to attain the rest of your goals? Are there new goals you would like to consider?

This week, as you progress in your clinical practicum, you continue to use Meditrek to record your time and patient encounters.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Describe clinical hours and patient encounters

Learning Resources

Carlat, D. J. (2017). The psychiatric interview (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

Assignment: Clinical Hour And Patient Logs

For this course, all practicum activity hours are logged within the Meditrek system. Hours completed must be logged in Meditrek within 48 hours of completion in order to be counted.

You may only log hours with Preceptors that are approved in Meditrek. Students with catalog years before Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 576 hours of supervised clinical experience (144 hours in each practicum course). Students with catalog years beginning Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 640 hours of supervised clinical experience (160 hours in each practicum course).

Each log entry must be linked with an individual practicum Learning Objective or a graduate Program Objective. You should track your hours in Meditrek as they are completed.

Your clinical hour log must include the following:

  • Dates
  • Course
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Preceptor
  • Total Time (for the day)
  • Notes/Comments (including the objective to which the log entry is aligned)

Patient Log

Throughout this course, you will also keep a log of patient encounters using Meditrek. You must record at least 80 encounters with patients by the end of this practicum (40 children/adolescents and 40 adult/older adults).

The patient log must include the following:

  • Date
  • Course
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Preceptor
  • Patient Number
  • Client Information
  • Visit Information
  • Practice Management
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment Plan and Notes: You must include a brief summary/synopsis of the patient visit. This does not need to be a SOAP note, however the note needs to be sufficient to remember your patient encounter.

By Day 7 of Week 6

Record your clinical hours and patient encounters in Meditrek.

What’s Coming Up in Week 7?

Next week, you will continue your clinical hour and patient logs in Meditrek. You will review resource selections that support the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders. You will also complete a Focused SOAP Note and case presentation on a patient from your practicum site.

Next Week

To go to the next week:

Week 7