Protected: MSc Psychiatric Research Clinical Simulation Session – 18th May

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: 18/05/2021
Upcoming Time: 13:30 - 17:00
Length: Half day
Cost: Free
Equivalent to 3 CPD hours

About the course

This is a half-day fully-online simulation course designed for students on KCL’s MSc in Psychiatric Research. It will focus on communication with service users and carers, clinical interview skills and professionalism.

Through a series of simulated clinical encounters with patients played by professionally-trained actors, course participants will be able to develop these skills and improve their confidence in relation to working in a mental healthcare setting. Each scenario will be followed by a structured debrief chaired by our experienced simulation facilitators. The debrief will be an opportunity for reflection on these skills and the associated clinical themes and challenges presented by working in a clinical setting.







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Learning Objectives

This course aims:

  • To improve knowledge and skills in assessment and classification of common mental health conditions
  • To develop confidence in applying these skills in a clinical context
  • To improve confidence, knowledge and skills in working with patients’ carers and families
  • To improve confidence, knowledge and skills in working with patients’ carers and families
  • To introduce basics concepts in professionalism and how they apply in the clinical setting

Course Information

Target audience

Allied health professional, Assistant psychologist

Length & Time
This course will be taking place online.

Book this course

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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
Assistant Headteacher - London
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.
Teacher - London