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Psychiatric Medicine


Course Description

Mind and body function together, and psychological medicine looks at the fascinating interface between medicine and mental health. This course aims to inform and equip the doctor and mental health practitioner with the necessary skills to function in a modern clinical environment specialising in caring for the patient affected by psychopathology – organic and psychological – and will be relevant to day-to-day NHS hospital practice and general practice. Doctors and mental health practitioners will learn the necessary skills to function in a modern clinical environment specialising in caring for the patient affected by psychopathology.

Why Study Psychiatric Medicine with us?
The Institute of Medicine was founded in 2014 and works closely with the NHS to innovate new postgraduate medical courses at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels to push forward the boundaries of medical education and research in Cheshire and Shropshire.

If academic research is your interest, successful completion of the MSc will allow you to directly register onto PhD study and join our team of researchers at the Institute of Medicine.

What will I learn?

Our course investigates in detail the different types of psychopathology seen in modern practice. We will review diagnostic practice and the evidence base on various mental disorders and their therapeutic management, and explore potential new therapies.

Seminars and tutorials on the course are run by healthcare professionals and clinical experts.

How will I be taught?

Our modules run in three-day blocks and are therefore suitable for working doctors and healthcare professionals.
Total contact hours for the whole course are 360 out of a total study time of 1,800 hours.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is entirely through coursework. The course can be taken to achieve a Master’s degree, which involves a dissertation. Our aim is to encourage Master’s students towards publication if suitable.

Visit the Psychiatric Medicine page on the University of Chester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a first degree in Medicine, or closely related subject. Alternatively, you may hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.Applications are invited from:• junior doctors• NHS staff• international students with appropriate qualifications• international doctors or healthcare professionals• those with related undergraduate degrees or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.

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