|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 1 - Online
Term 2 - Online
Term 3 - Online
Term 4 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject provides an introduction to the core skills required to assess and treat patients with mental health problems. It begins with an introduction to the process of a psychiatric interview and focuses on the importance of communication skills. It then provides a comprehensive overview of how to conduct a full psychiatric evaluation including history taking, mental state examination and a risk assessment. On completion of this, the focus will be on psychiatric formulation and devising a safe and effective management plan for the patient incorporating relevant ethical and legal principles.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject, graduates will be able to:
- Have an advanced and integrated understanding of key principles relating to psychiatric assessment and treatment.
- Have the advanced technical skills to clearly articulate and conduct a comprehensive psychiatric interview.
- Be able to conduct a comprehensive psychiatric assessment including history taking and mental state examination skills.
- Have a sophisticated appreciation of how to conduct a risk assessment
- How to formulate and devise bio psychosocial management plans.
- Articulate and convey complex information on psychiatric illness to relevant specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Be able demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment and responsibility as a medical practitioner treating patients with mental illness
- Generating a sophisticated approach to the biopsychosocial understanding and management of mental health problems