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Description

Elective Name PSYCH 06
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: 2 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 sixteen 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 • Medically unexplained symptoms
• Psychology of physical diseases
• End of life, live transplantation and breaking bad news therapies
• Standard liaison psychiatry including neuropsychiatry
• Addiction psychiatry
8. Learning outcomes • Basic understanding in assessment and treatment of medically unexplained symptoms.
• Patient clerking in standard liaison psychiatry.
• Basic understanding in end of life, live transplantation and breaking bad news therapies.
• Basic understanding in psychology of physical diseases.
9. Main activities during the appointment • Observation of actual therapies
• Visits to outpatient department
• Clerking of patients