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Description

Elective Name PSYCH 03
Department Psychological medicine
1. Type of work Clinical
2. Place of work Hospital based
3. Structure of the appointment Structured
4. Timing Any time of the year
5. Minimum and maximum duration Minimum: 1 week
Maximum: 4 weeks
NB: Can be negotiated beyond the given limits
6. Eligibility criteria for the elective students • Medical undergraduates with at least 2 weeks of clinical exposure in psychiatry or at least 16 weeks of clinical exposure in any speciality
• Undergraduates in clinical psychology, occupational therapy and social work (to be negotiated on a case by case basis)
7. Subject area/s of elective offered • Admission process
• Multidisciplinary ward rounds
• Management of acute behaviour disturbance
• Making discharge plans
• Management of medically compromised patients
• Cognitive assessment of patients with probable neuropsychiatric conditions
• Management of patients with neuropsychiatry conditions including cognitive rehabilitation
• Electroconvulsive therapy
8. Learning outcomes • Basic knowledge and skills in psychiatry needed to function as a good physician
• Skill of managing an acutely disturbed patient in resource poor settings including prevention
• Skill of carrying out basic cognitive assessment


9. Main activities during the appointment • Daily multidisciplinary ward rounds
• Patient clerking
• Observation of various procedures like ECT
• Journal club on a related journal article