Major Clinical Psychiatric Syndromes

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Course Code: 
PSY 7322
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The part of the second semester of the final M.Med Programme shall be devoted to hands-on clinical training to give further competence and clinical skills to the finalist student in the assessment, investigation and management of the common major psychiatric syndromes seen in Uganda. Teaching shall use tutorials and supervised clinical work including the collection and use of clinical data; psychiatric social and psychological investigations; and the practice of psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy.  Clinical materials shall be chosen from outpatient and inpatient clinical settings.

  • The following syndromes will be addressed: Schizophrenia, Depression, Mania, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Anxiety Disorders including PTSD, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Organic Mental Syndromes, HIV and Mental Illness, Suicide, Biologic treatments in Psychiatry, Clinical Psychopharmacology of the major drugs (Antipsychotics, Antidepressants, Mood stabilisers, Anticonvulsants, Anxiolytics, Cholinesterase inhibitors etc).  ECT.  The management of treatment – resistant syndromes will be discussed


Major Clinical Psychiatric Syndromes
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