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July Open Day (2014) - UCL Division of Psychiatry

  • Are you interested in studying in the Division of Psychiatry at UCL?
  • Have you been offered a place on or do you plan to apply for the new MSc in Mental Health Sciences Research or MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences?
  • Would you like to meet some of the course staff on our new MScs?
  • Would you like to hear some more details about the modules on our new MScs?

The event will be taking place on 21st July between 13.30 and 17.00. 

We will be holding this event at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies building at 16 TAVITON STREET, LONDON, WC1H 0BW – room 347

Athena SWAN Silver Award

MRc Psych Course

UCL Quad 03a

This innovative postgraduate course brings together leading national and international teachers and takes a fresh and critical approach to the essential themes in contemporary psychiatry. These themes are taught in an integrated modular approach and have been extensively restructured to incorporate critical appraisal, theme specific revision sessions and mock exams. This updated course delivers objectives as specified by the revised 2012 Royal College of Psychiatry Syllabus.

Division of Psychiatry  is an integral part of the large academic complex (University College London) and is close to other important postgraduate institutions. Lectures are delivered by leading experts in clinical, scientific and allied disciplines. A dedicated core faculty ensures high quality teaching, efficient administration including weekly monitoring of attendance, and feedback from Trust Tutors, course teachers, and trainees.  Situated close to mainline, railway and underground stations and bus routes, the central location of the course allows easy access for trainees.

Paper 1 - 2, which over the two semesters (one academic year) covers the essential academic material for the MRCPsych Paper 1 and 2 Examinations.  The Semester 1 course, from September to December mostly covers MRCPsych Paper 1 material, whereas  the,  Semester 2 course, from February  to July, covers mostly MRCPsych Paper 2 material.  

Paper 3, which over the two semesters (one academic year) covers the essential academic material for the MRCPsych Paper 3 Examination. 

Trainees may take the three papers in whatever order or combination they choose.

SEMESTER 1  September – December


Paper 1 – 2

Lecture Topics

1. Cognitive Assessment 

2. Phenomenology and Mental State Examination 1

3. Psychological Process: Learning and Perception

4. Phenomenology and Mental State Examination 2

5. Phenomenology and Mental State Examination 3

6. Human Development

7. Neurological Examination

8. Service User Lead Approaches To Mental Health

9. Basic Psychological Treatment (CBT and Behavioural   Therapy)

10. Psychological Process: Memory and Basic Personality Theory

11. Phenomenology and Mental State Examination 4

12. Basic Psychopharmacology

13. Philosophy and Ethics

14. Normal And Abnormal Ageing

15. Psychiatric Anthropology

Paper 3

Lecture Topics

1. Psychotherapy: Identification and Treatment of Personality Disorders

2. Addictions: Drug misuse

3. Social Psychiatry

4. Descriptive Psychopathology: normal personality

5. Forensic Psychiatry

6. Alzheimer's disease: genetics, pathology, aetiology and drug treatment

7. Psychotherapy: Family therapy and couples

8. Old Age Psychiatry: Epidemiology And Rarer Causes Of Dementia

9. Psychotherapy: Group Dynamics and Psychotherapy

10. Anxiety, Psychosomatic disorders

11. Addictions: alcohol misuse

12. Liaison psychiatry

13. Research Methods Health Economics

14. Treatment of eating disorders

15. Learning disability:  Introduction to mental health problems in learning disability

SEMESTER 2  February – July

Paper 1 – 2

Lecture Topics

1. Depression, Suicide and Self Harm

2. Sociology of Mental Health and Stigma

3. Psychopharmacology

4. Epidemiology

5. Neurophysiology

6. Dementia

7. Schizophrenia

8. Neuropsychiatric Assessment and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

9. Organic Psychiatry: Neuroendocrine System Arousal and Sleep EEG

10. Neurochemistry

11. Genetics

12. Neuroanatomy

13. Adverse Drug Reactions

14. Neuroimaging

15. Neuropathology

16. Exam Discussion And Feedback

Paper 3

Lecture Topics

1. Anxiety, Psychosomatic disorders

2. OLD AGE PSYCHIATRY - Genetics/pathology/aetiology of Alzheimer  (biological aspects) Advances in drug treatment for Alzheimer’s

3. STATISTICS - Systematic-review and meta-analysis. Evidence-based practice + critical appraisal.

4. OLD AGE PSYCHIATRY - Epidemiology And Rarer causes of dementia

5. STATISTICS - Basic statistics (types of data, numerical and graphical summaries, dispersion, correlation);  overview of study designs; sampling                      

6. STATISTICS - Measurement (error, bias, reliability, validity); epidemiology (prevalence and incidence, survival and mortality statistics)

7. STATISTICS - Statistical tests (t-test, chi-square, p-values); 2x2 tables and odds ratio; diagnostic tests; causality

8. RESEARCH METHODS  -   Introduction to health economics

9. RESEARCH METHODS - Brief overview to Qualitative Research Methods

10. FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY  -  psychiatric defences and writing reports and giving evidence.  Also Risk assessment and dangerousness

11. GENERAL ADULT PSYCHIATRY  -  Setting up Psychiatry Service and Management in NHS  

12. SOCIAL & COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY I  - Community services for people with longer term psychosis: assertive outreach and rehabilitation and recovery services.

13. SOCIAL & COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY II  -  Psychiatry In General Practice

14. GENERAL ADULT PSYCHIATRY  -  Schizophrenia And Antipsychotic Medication

15. STATISTICS - Introduction to complex analysis methods. Linear and logistic regression, survival analysis                                     

FEES & CANCELLATION

The course fees are £400.00 per semester.  Applications will only be accepted on receipt of a fully completed registration form with accompanying cheque, or if a training scheme is paying directly, the signature and address of the person to whom the invoice should be sent.  Early registration is advisable, as places are limited to 50 per semester.

In the event of cancellation, prior to commencement of course, course fee of £400.00 per semester is refundable but subject to a 10% administration charge. Once semester has commenced course fee is non-refundable.


Course Director:

Dr Joanna Moncrieff (Paper 1, 2, 3 and CASC Courses)

Further information and application form from the Course Administrator:

Please fill a registration form attached and send via Fax, email and post to:


SANDRA ASANTE

Teaching Administrator MRCPsych 1, 2, 3 And CASC Courses

Division of Psychiatry

Faculty Of Brain Sciences

University College London

Room 205, Charles Bell House 

67-73 Riding House Street

London  W1W 7EJ

Phone:  020 7679 9475 (internal: 09475)

Fax:  020 7679 9426

E:    s.asante@ucl.ac.uk

W:  www.ucl.ac.uk/mentalhealthsciences

  • Links :

MRCPsych Course Registration form 2013 Semester 1 Sept – Dec

MRCPsych Poster - Semester 1 2013

MRCPsych flyer - Semester 1 2013

Paper 1-2 Timetable Semester 1 Sept-Dec 2013

Teaching Venue Direction 2013

Overview

UCL are running a CASC course to help trainees prepare for the MRCPsych CASC examination. The course consists of 4 afternoons of practical teaching, using videos and role play. It is taught by experienced teachers, and designed to give trainees ‘hands on’ experience of CASC type scenarios. The course is free to those enrolled on the MRCPsych paper 3 course, but others can join for a fee of £150.

Course Contents

Assessment of Skills and Competencies

Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies (CASC) practice, training and videos

Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies (CASC) workshop

Entry Requirement

Further information and application form  from the Course Administrator:

Please fill a registration form attached and send via Fax, email and post to:

Registration form 2013 Sem 1 Sept - Dec MRCPsych Course Registration form

SANDRA ASANTE  

Teaching Administrator MRCPsych 1, 2, 3 And CASC Courses

Division of Psychiatry

Faculty Of Brain Sciences

University College London

Room 205, Charles Bell House

67-73 Riding House Street

London  W1W 7EJ

Phone:  020 7679 9475 (internal: 09475)

Fax:  020 7679 9426

E:    s.asante@ucl.ac.uk

CASC registration form 2013  June   CASC Course Registration Form

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