Discipline of Psychiatry

Discipline of Psychiatry

The Discipline of Psychiatry is a Sydney Medical School specialty that coordinates the teaching of psychiatry and addiction medicine across six clinical schools and several major teaching hospitals in Sydney and New South Wales. Teaching within the Discipline is conducted across each Clinical School and involves an exciting didactic course that is integrated into a wide range of specialised clinical experiences, providing the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into psychological disorders from both patient and professional perspectives.

Learning in Psychological Medicine is devoted to the study and better understanding of mental health disorders. In addition, the Discipline pursues excellence in academic psychiatry and provides education as regards innovative cutting edge research and excellence in clinical care. Alongside the acquisition of knowledge the Discipline aims to encourage an environment of critical thinking and understanding that fosters clinical research and ultimately enhances the care of patients.