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Introduction To Early Intervention In Psychosis (Module)

Module description

This module provides a general introduction to early intervention for psychosis. Expert clinicians and academics will discuss the rationale for this clinical approach, the existing evidence-base and the main theoretical and practical challenges. The module incorporates the latest research findings from the relevant literature. Specific topics include:

  • What is early intervention in psychosis all about? 

  • Evidence-base for early intervention in psychosis

  • Can we prevent the onset of psychosis in those at high clinical risk for the illness? 

  • Can we prevent psychotic relapse in those who have had a previous episode of the illness? 

  • Working in an early intervention team: from guidelines to practice

  • Designing early intervention services to reduce stigma

  • Engaging young people in early intervention services

  • Integrating physical and mental health

  • Socio-cultural factors in early intervention 

  • The economic case for early intervention 

Staff information

Dr Andrea Mechelli (module leader), Philip McGuire, Robin Murray, Paolo Fusar-Poli, Paul McCrone, Stefania Tognin, Matthew Taylor, Sameer Jauhar, Liam Mason.

Teaching pattern

Mondays and Tuesdays; 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm. Please note, the study times detailed here are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Module assessment - more information

Not applicable

Key information

Module code 7PCSEEIS

Credit level 7


Credit value

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No