Practice of Medicine: Psychiatry
Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders and their the diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The term psychiatry was first coined by the German physician Johann Christian Reil in 1808 and literally means the 'medical treatment of the soul' Off late, mental ailments have come into light and are being given their due importance in the field of medicine. There is better reporting of cases and consequently more and more is being done to provide patients with good treatments and facilities both quantitatively and qualitatively.
The course has been created with an aim to communicate the core essence of Psychiatry to the students of medical science. As an area of medical field that has been gaining popularity from quite some time, Psychiatry as a subject needs to be carefully and thoroughly understood before a student begins his/her medical practice and deals with people with psychiatric ailments. Every module elaborates upon different aspects of human psychology and subtly brings forward the maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions in various psychiatric disorders and the methods and ways to fine-tune them.
- 1. Introduction to Psychiatry FREE 52 min
- 8. Child Psychiatry 47 min
- 11. Psychiatry & Law 26 min
Importance: Psychiatry was not a popular career choice amongst students earlier. But with the society as well as medical fraternity paying importance to the ailments of the mental sphere and facilities as well as treatment modalities being introduced in the field, the subject has gained acceptance as a choice of career amongst medical students. Studying the concepts of Psychiatry at the UG level helps a medical student appreciate the subtleties of human mind and deal with not just patients who present with psychiatric ailments but also with difficult as well as modest patients and with their interpersonal relationships and intrapersonal conflicts too. The learner will gain an insight into the core of the subject of Psychiatry and its aspects like ethics and code of conduct, and get acquainted with the latest updates on the ever-changing complications and globally accepted classifications of psychiatric ailments. Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students Course Benefit: The course delineates all the core concepts of psychiatry enhancing the learner’s knowledge about the theoretical aspects of the subject. The learner will get acquainted with several latest developments in the academic field of psychiatry apart from the undergraduate syllabus as designed by the CCH.