Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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Course Code: 
PSY 7213
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course shall teach the social, cultural, economic, legal and educational aspects of learning disability.  Biomedical aspects including aetiology, investigations, management options, health promotion and prevention of learning disability will be taught with a view to establishing preventive and health promotive services within the health care and social welfare sectors in Uganda.

  • To teach clinical description, aetiology, recognition, diagnosis, and management of various psychiatric disorders encountered among child and adolescent patients.  The course shall teach practical skills in child and adolescent psychiatry, including evaluation, investigations, psychotherapy and treatment through supervised practice.  Family, group and individual treatments will be discussed as they relate to children and adolescents as well as pharmacotherapeutic (drug) treatments.  Other topics shall include the principles of mental health promotion and disease prevention in child and adolescent psychiatry.


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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