Faculty of Medicine - Information on Clinical Rotations

Faculty of Medicine

Clinical Psychiatry

Conduct of MD4 - Rotations 8 weeks each.

Subject Description: In the course, general features in psychiatry will be described; clinical methods as conducted in psychiatry will be explained. The various psychoses as they affect individuals in different age groups ranging from childhood through adolescence to adulthood, and old age will be described including: etiological factors, clinical features, investigations, differential diagnosis, psychiatric therapies prevention and follow- up methods of intervention in psychiatric emergencies, will be stressed along with mental health organization at national levels.

Subject objectives: At the end of the course the student should be able to:
i. Demonstrate knowledge of the various psychiatric conditions that require emergency management at the outpatient and in the wards.

ii. Demonstrate proper handling of a patient with psychiatric illnesses.

iii. Show ability to institute appropriate interventions measures in various psychiatric emergencies.

iv. Discuss different intervention skills in the various types of psychoses including resuscitation methods and the psychotherapy, including use of drugs and other measures.

v. Describe the rehabilitation measures in various psychiatric illnesses.

Aim:
To introduce students to the clinical setting of mental health care and broad common mental disorders at community level.

Methods of teaching: Lectures, seminars.

Methods of assessment: Weighting of test + examinations
i. At the end of the rotation there will be final examination, which will be composed of two parts (written & Clinical).

ii. The written part will be a three hours examination. It will contribute to 40% of the final examination.

iii. The clinical examination will contribute to 60% of the final examination: students must pass this part in order to complete the rotation successfully.

iv. The aggregate of the written part and the clinical part will account for 60% of the final grade.

- CATS-2-will contribute 50%.
- 3 Case presentations will contribute 10%.
- Clerkship 12 cases will contribute 40%.
- ERE will contribute 60%.

The aggregate of the continuous assessment tests and 3 case presentations, 4 clerkship cases and ERE will account for 40% of the final examination final grade.

Methods of teaching: Lectures, seminars.

WEEK

HRS

TOPICS

1st

2

Psychotherapies and behaviour modifications.

2

Alcohol and drug misuse and dependence.

2

Personality disorders.

2

Sexual disorders and gender identity.

2nd

2

Violence and sexual abuse.

2

Seizures disorders.

2

Mental retardation.

2

Mental retardation’s & prevention’s   and promotions of mental health.

2

Common psychiatry disorders in childhood.  

3rd

2

Common psychiatric disorders in elderly   persons.

2

Psychiatric emergency – adult/child.

2

Suicide and deliberate harm.

2

Psychiatry rehabilitation.

2

Organization mental health services,   National mental health programme.

 

Revision of:

3

2

Final examination:

i.          Written.

ii.          Clinical   practical.


Methods of assessment: Weighting of test + examinations

CAT

Final examination

Final grade

2

Written

Clinical

CAT

FE

FG

 

40%

60%

40%

60%

100%

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