This is a unique course for international and UK-based psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists as well as allied professionals leading to enhanced clinical and research skills in child and adolescent mental health. Strengths of the course are the comprehensive content with strong research and clinical focus, taught by leading figures in the field.
- Opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the field
- Chance to engage in innovative research.
- Work with a variety of specialist clinicians.
- Obtain an established course qualification which has gained international credibility.
- Supervised clinical placement.
- Innovative web-based clinical learning to supplement direct experience.
- Optional teaching in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Therapeutic Assessment for Self-Harm and Kiddie Schedule for Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders
Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-msc.aspx
- Description -
Key taught areas include modules on research methodology and statistics; research relating to child development; aetiology of child and adolescent disorders; the psychological and physical treatments for emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders in children and young people. Students will complete a research project for their degree which could use quantitative or qualitative methodologies. Additionally students will develop their skills in diagnosis, formulation and planning therapeutic interventions, service design, monitoring and evaluation. Clinical placements within CAMHS teams are arranged for students on the course.
- Course purpose -
A programme for international and UK-based psychiatrists, paediatricians, and psychologists, as well as allied professionals which aims at developing knowledge, skills and research methodologies relating to child and adolescent psychiatry, child development, therapeutic interventions and service models. Students develop clinical skills, and are able to contribute to culturally sensitive and clinically effective services through relevant research, including health service development research.
- Course format and assessment -
A research review is submitted at the end of the first term; continuous assessment of performance in seminars; two clinical essays, including a management plan; dissertation (either a clinical or a research approach) to be submitted at end of third term; two examinations in third term.
UK and international graduates return to clinical practice with enhanced skills and knowledge in child mental health.
How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx
About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:
To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.
Scholarships & Funding:
All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources
Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:
If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc