MBBS Psychiatry Curriculum

Curriculum of Psychiatry

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Learning Objectives
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Teaching guidelines

Methodology

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1 Introduction and classification of Psychiatric disorders, Concept of psychiatric disorders; need for classification; types of classification e.g. atheoretical, symptom – based; introducing the International Classification of Diseases ((ICD) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM); major categories of psychiatric disorders; diagnosis of organic disorders. Enumerate the various classification system in psychiatry and categorized them according to disorder To cover the classification and various definition like delusion, hallucination etc Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hour
2 Schizophrenia: Epidemiology, clinical features, subtypes, diagnosis, overview of aetiology, course, treatment –pharmacological, role of ECT. Able to explain the basic concept of psychosis and how to differentiate a patient of psychosis from neurosis

Able to discuss the varies etiology behind psychosis or psychosis related disorder

Able to enumerate different psychotic disorder in this category

To cover the sign and symptoms of schizophrenia and how to manage a patient of schizophrenia Student Intractive Session through power point projections,
Video showing sign & symptoms of psychotic patients
1 hr
3 Bipolar disorders: Epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, overview of aetiology, course, treatment – pharmacological. Able to explain the basic concept of bipolar and how to differentiate a patient of bipolar from psychosis

Able to discuss the varies etiology behind bipolar disorder with or without psychotic symptoms

To cover the sign and symptoms mania and how to manage a patient of mania. To cover hypomania and discussion about type 1 or type 2 bipolar Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
4 Depression: Epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, overview of aetiology, co-morbidity with organic disorders, course, treatment – pharmacological. Able to explain the basic concept of depression and how to differentiate a patient of unipolar depression from bipolar depression

Able to discuss the varies etiology behind depressive episode

Able understand the concept of dysthymia.

To cover the sign and symptoms depression and how to label patient in mild, moderate or severe depression. To cover how to manage a patient of depression and how to differentiate it from dysthymia Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
5 Anxiety neurosis, phobia and OCD: Types of anxiety disorders; phobia, OCD, clinical features and epidemiology; diagnosis, differential diagnosis; overview of aetiology; course; treatment – pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Able to explain the basic concept of anxiety disorder and how to differentiate a patient of OCD, phobia or social phobia from each other

Able to discuss the varies etiology behind anxiety episode amd how to manage them

Able understand the concept that all anxiety symptoms are not organic.

To cover the sign and symptoms of different anxiety disorder like OCD, phobia, social phobia. To cover how to differentiate them from each other. To cover how to manage a patient of anxiety disorder Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
6 Hysterical neurosis (Conversion and Dissociative disorders) Epidemiology, clinical picture, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, aetiology, prognosis, treatment. Able to understand different between true seizure and pseudoseizure.
Able to understand the stigma behind dissociative disorder among general public
To cover the sign and symptoms of dissociative disorder and how to manage a patient of dissociative disorder Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
7 Somatoform disorders: Type of somatoform disorders, clinical features, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, prognosis Able to understand the various type of somatoform disorder and how they could affect management in other physical diseases To cover the sign and symptoms  somatoform   disorder and how to manage a patient with somatic complaints Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
8 Drug and Alcohol dependence: Concept of abuse and dependence, epidemiology of alcohol and opiate dependence; clinical features, withdrawal symptoms including complicated withdrawal, psychosocial complications, aetiology, outcome, treatment. Able to understand the various kind of substance able in market for addiction

Able to understand the basic reason behind any addiction and how could we control them

 

To cover the sign and symptoms of  drug dependence disorder and how to manage a patient of drug dependence Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
9 Personality disorders: Concept of personality disorders, epidemiology, classification, assessment, overview of clinical features, aetiology, and prognosis. Able to understand how personality disorder are differentiate from other mental disorder

 

To cover the different kind of personality disorder and their management Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
10 Psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence, Classification of childhood psychiatric disorders, epidemiology, clinical features, aetiology, assessment. Able to understand about mental retardation and various management option available for children with mental retardation

Able to understand the difference between mental retardation and PDD

To cover childhood disorder like autism, mental retardation etc and to discuss about their management Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
11 Counselling and psychological therapies Counselling process, skills, different counseling approaches, behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy and its applications. Able to understand the various therapies

 

To cover the different type of therapies like cognitive behavior therapy, behavior therapy etc. Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
12 Psychological testing What are psychological tests, standardization, reliability, validity, intelligence test, personality test, application. Able to understand the various psychological test like IQ assessment, organic brain battery etc To cover the different psychological test to assess patients Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
13 Psycho-sexual disorders. Able to understand various psychological sexual disorder and misconception about them To cover the basis anatomy and physiology for sex organs and work on psychosexual disorder Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
14 Psychiatric emergencies including suicide. Able to understand the reason behind suicide and how to prevent them. To cover the psychiatric emergencies like panic attack, suicide, intoxication, acute psychosis etc. Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
15 Organic mental disorder like delirium Able to understand the basic concept of delirium and dementia To cover the organic disorder like delirium, dementia and their management. Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
16 Learning (different types) memory (Types of memory, cause of forgetting etc.) Able to understand the basic concept of memory and learning To cover the different type of learning theories and memory. To cover the factors which effect on memory? Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
17 Psychiatric interventions like ECT, rTMS, To understand the procedure, indication of ECT To cover the basic procedure of ECT, rTMS and their indication. To cover the various complication due to ECT or rTMS Student Intractive Session through power point projections, Video showing the ECT procedure 1 hr
18 Psychotropics drugs To understand the availability of various psychotropic drugs To cover the various drugs use in psychiatric patients and to cover their side effects Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
19 History of Psychiatry and issue of stigmas regarding mental illnesses To understand the reason behind stigma about mental disorder To cover the stigma about psychiatry and psychiatric patients in society and how to work with psychiatric patients. Student Intractive Session through power point projections 1 hr
20 Difference between normal and abnormal behaviour. Doctor-Patient relationship and communication skills Able to learn the importance of doctor patient relationship. To cover how to talk to psychiatric patients and to establish the doctor-patient relationship. Student Intractive Session through power point projections, Play to teach how to talk to patient  1 hr