Psychiatry is the medical specialty that refers to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the mind, it aims to bridge conflicting ideologies of how the human psyche is defined and exists in the culture that it is practiced, and to that extent is forever changing.
This unit will give learners a brief introduction to psychiatry (from a UK perspective).
It then goes to consider anxiety disorders, affective (mood) disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders and substance abuse disorders and the treatments available on the NHS.
This unit is assessed by a multiple choice exam made up of 50 questions, lasting 45 minutes. Passing it will gain you 7 credits.
Please note that the content in section 4.2.4 of Volume 1 of the learning materials regarding the use of statistics in medicine may be examined in all other units. You should bring a calculator to all exams.