Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health course is specifically designed for international and UK-based psychiatrists, pediatricians, and psychologists, as well as allied professionals who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and research methodologies in child and adolescent psychiatry, child development, therapeutic interventions and service models. You will develop clinical skills and be able to contribute to culturally-sensitive and clinically-effective services through relevant research, including health service development research. You will be taught research methodology and statistics, issues relating to child development, aetiology of child and adolescent disorders, the psychological and physical treatments for emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders in children and young people. You will complete a research project, which could use quantitative or qualitative methodologies.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Lectures (35 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (35 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (10 hours) | Self-study time (70 hours)
Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (30 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)
Lectures (50 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (65 hours) | Self-study time (85 hours)
Systematic Literature Review
Lectures (35 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (47 hours) | Self-study time (68 hours)
Service Development and Service Evaluation
Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (35 hours)
Dissertation – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Self-study time (590 hours)
Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. An average of 10 hours per week of preparation and self-directed learning is required. Between one and four full-days of lectures/seminars a week during term time; a minimum of one day a week of mandatory clinical placement (more days can be negotiated with the relevant clinical team.
The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.