This unit of study provides Stage 2 psychiatry trainees and other select clinicians with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in biopsychosociocultural approaches, Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry and integrative medicine, by exploring psychiatry at the interface with medicine and society. The unit's approach will emphasise the interconnectedness of body, brain and mind in individuals and surrounding systems. What's different about C-L will be explored in this unit, grounded in an understanding of the normal and dysregulated responses to stress, trauma and medical illness, including pain, expanding Stage 1 concepts of formulation, multimodal and tailor-made management. Principles of containment, stigma and models of care in medical settings will be studied as will disorders of basic regulation: sleep, eating and sexual disorders. We will examine psychiatry in particular settings: the Perinatal period; Intellectual and Developmental Disability; Pain; Oncology; Spinal; Burns; Neuropsychiatry. This unit will also deepen knowledge of ECT and introduce the newer biological treatments such as TMS. This unit aims to enrich the trainee psychiatrist's approaches to working collaboratively with consumers, families, treatment teams and care systems in multidisciplinary hospital and community settings. Seminars will emphasise an enquiring approach, based on evidence and engagement with the background medical and general communities.
(2hr seminar/week) and on-line activities
Case study oral presentation (30%); professional oral presentation (30%); essay 3000 words (40%).
Readings and other resources will be available online
Relevant clinical experience and current clinical placement necessary.
BMRI5003 and BMRI5050. Knowledge and skills at the level of completion of Stage 1 Psychiatry training.