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Psychiatry - MSc/PGDip/PGCert


Course Description

The MSc Psychiatry course is run in collaboration with Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The first year of this course follows the Royal College of Psychiatrists core knowledge curriculum, with an opportunity to exit with a PGcert. The second year incorporates development of wider clinical professional skills in leadership and teaching. The third year provides a structured research opportunity within the mental health field, working towards completion of a dissertation.

Key Areas of Study

-Core principles of psychiatry
-Psychopathology
-Behavioural science and psychotherapy
-Biological sciences in psychiatry
-Research methods and critical appraisal
-Leadership in clinical services
-Teaching in clinical settings

Course Structure

PGCert
-MDM84 Principles of Psychiatry (20 credits)
-MDM85 Behavioural science and psychotherapy (20 credits)
-MDM86 Biological Sciences in Psychiatry (20 credits)

PGDip
-MDM122 Communication, Learning & Teaching in Health & Social Care (20 credits)
-MDM110 Leadership and change management in clinical services (20 credits)
-MDM10 Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 credits)

MSc
-MDM96 Research Dissertation (60 credits)

Career Opportunities

The first year prepares students for Paper A of the Royal College of Psychiatrists membership examination. A higher academic qualification enhances evidence of experience for competitive interviews and offers entry to an academic career.

Visit the Psychiatry - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Brighton & Sussex Medical School website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a relevant undergraduate qualification and will be expected to demonstrate an ability to study at Masters level (assessed by interview and/or production of a short piece of written work as neccessary). Trainees entering the HEKSS psychiatry core training programme will be expected to enrol on the first year of this course. Applications from non-medical staff who have been working for a minimum of two years in mental health related posts will also be considered. This course is only open to applications from UK/ EU/ Island residents.

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