Practice of Medicine: Psychiatry
- Modules 13
- Quizzes 13
- Duration 12 hours
- Language English
Module 1. Introduction to Psychiatry
The module introduces the learner to the concept of psychiatry as a science, giving an overview of the various modalities of psychiatry, its parallelism with psychology and neuroscience and a general idea of the two classification systems of psychiatric disorders which are globally accepted. Besides, the module also gibves a description of the birth and evolution of the field of psychiatry in India.
Module 2. Classification of Psychiatric Disorders
The module elaborates upon the origin and evolution of the two globally accepted classification systems- DSM and ICD giving an in-depth insight into the various versions of both of them and simultaneously highlighting the key differences and similarities between the two systems.
Module 3. Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders
The module talks about psychiatric disorders grouped as per the ICD classification from epidemiological point of view that is taking into account a chunk of population and not an individual patient. Every psychiatric ailment has been touched and brought into light from the epidemiological angle for the student to appreciate the concept of Psychiatric Epidemiology.
Module 4. Aetiology of Psychiatric Disorders
The module emphasizes upon the fact that psychiatric ailments do not result from a cause that one can pin point- they have multiple factors and the interplay between them which result in the disturbance of the functioning of human mind. All these factors with the role of each one in the causation of psychiatric disorders has been dealt with, in this module.
Module 5. Presenting Problems in Psychiatric Disorders
Before a learner can appreciate psychiatric ailments, he needs to understand the various problems, signs and symptoms that a patient, already a sufferer or at the verge of developing a psychiatric ailment can present with. The module talks about all such signs and symptoms which indicate a psychiatric disorder- full blown or latent.
Module 6A. Psychiatric Disorders
The module deals with five important psychiatric disorders with their subtypes each described in terms of their clinical picture and management. The disorders include- Stress related disorders, Anxiety disorder, mood disorders, Schizophrenia and Psychoactive substance use disorders.
Module 6B. Psychiatric Disorders
The module deals with other psychiatric disorders (which were not covered in the previous module) including Organic disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, somatoform disorder, factitious disorder and malingering, and then, sleep, sexual and puerperal disorders, highlighting their clinical picture and management.
Module 7. Child Psychiatry
This module elaborates upon child psychiatry as a sub-branch of the subject of psychiatry. A child or an adolescent being in the development phase of life both physically and mentally shows maladjustment through behavioral problems and their treatment necessitates treatment modalities different from those used for adults. These issues and the ways to tackle them have been discussed here.
Module 8. Psychiatry & Psychoanalytic Theory
The module enlightens learners about the essence of psychoanalysis, and other well-accepted theories of psychiatry giving them an insight into the evolution of all these theories and the contributions made by different people at different times to the theories of Psychiatry.
Module 9. Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders
Two therapies or better called treatment modalities- Somatic Therapy including Psychopharmacotherapy, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Psychosurgery and Psychotherapy with several of its subtypes like group therapy, behavioral therapy and hypnotism etc. are discussed in detail in this module.
Module 10. Psychiatry & Law
Like every other branch of medicine, psychiatry has its own set of legalities, code of ethics and conduct specified for psychiatrists by the law. This module teaches these legalities to the learners so that they may appreciate the boundaries between themselves and the patient.
Module 11. Case Taking & Examination in Psychiatry
This module deals with the clinical aspect of psychiatry highlighting the procedure of case taking and examining the patient which is markedly different from that used in case of patients who are mentally sound.
Module 12. Therapeutics in Psychiatry
This module discusses the homeopathic therapeutics for the various psychiatric ailments that have been taught in the entire chapter of Psychiatry.
- Module 1. Introduction to Psychiatry
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.
- 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.
- 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.