This course sets the mental health assessment in a broad context. It looks at it in terms of the mind/brain relation, the experience of mental illness, what it is to make a diagnosis and the “biopsychosocial” model of mental disorder. It examines aspects of psychiatry that have ethical and legal significance such as assessment of decision-making capacity, risk and treatment with and without patient participation. The course will equip students to identify concepts of psychiatry and understand why this branch of healthcare has particular ethical and legal significance.
Dr Gareth Owen
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Examination is by 3500 word essay.