Essential Psychiatry for F2s (336AWP)

AvailabilityCourse was cancelled
SubjectF2 Regional Teaching
Description“Mental Health is everyone’s business” - key knowledge to help you in your ongoing career, whatever specialty you go into.
Additional information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this teaching day will be held remotely over Microsoft Teams.

Details will be sent out to attendees closer to the time.

VenueVirtual/Online, Virtual/Online  View details
Date & timeFriday 1 July 2022, 09:20 to 16:30
LecturerTBC  View details
Target audience

Mandatory: Foundation Year 2, or Non-Trainee Grade Junior Doctor

Course styleVirtual/Online
Core topicClinical Skills
CPD hours5:00
CostNo charge

To understand fundamental psychiatric skills, aimed at Foundation Doctors who have not have had a job in psychiatry.

The day is highly interactive, structured around cases and with chances to practice

communication skills in simulated consultations.


· Appreciate the patient perspective through contact with Experts by Experience and patient involvees.·

· Understand some of the main differences between history-taking and examination in psychiatry, compared to other specialties.

Have an awareness of the principles of legal frameworks and risk assessment in psychiatry.

Discuss the ethical dilemmas and controversies involved in the diagnosis and management of mental disorder.

Identify reasons for patients' challenging behaviour and acknowledge the role stigma plays in healthcare professionals’ response to these patients.

Propose coping strategies to deescalate challenging behaviour

Be able to take a history, perform a mental state examination and assess risk in someone presenting with symptoms of anxiety or low mood.

Learning outcomes

This course links with the following foundation professional capabilities (FPCs): 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11