Online blended learning course

Protected: Practicing Psychiatric Competencies 1.0 digital

Community services

Course information

Upcoming Date: TBC
Upcoming Time: TBC
Length: AM or PM session
Cost: Free
Equivalent to 3 CPD hours

About the course

This is a fully-online half day simulation session that is chaired by two experienced faculty.

Course aims

  • To refresh and develop further confidence and skill in taking a psychiatric history, conducting a risk assessment, generating a holistic patient formulation, and performing a mental state examination in common mental disorders
  • To develop your confidence, knowledge and skills in the management of common mental disorders
  • To better see how mental and physical health problems overlap and how to deal with the two together
  • To learn how to verbally de-escalate challenging situations more effectively
  • To better understand and be able to apply the Mental Capacity and Mental Health Acts
  • To begin to explore the dynamics within a consultation and the factors that might impact on them
  • To enhance non-technical skills e.g., team working and communication with colleagues

What is the format?

  • Entirely online version of an established course  
  • Delivered as a half-day session in the morning or afternoon
  • Participants sign onto our learning platform from their own homes
  • It encompasses 3 simulated patients (incl. x5 simulation scenarios and x2 video sessions followed by facilitated discussions)
  • The session is chaired by two experienced faculty
  • There is an emphasis on communication and non-technical (i.e., human factors) skills
  • The course includes and pre- and post-course evaluation



Course Information

Target audience

CT1-3 – psychiatry, FY1, FY2, FY3, GPVTS

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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.
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