Journal article

Undergraduate Child Psychiatry Teaching in Melbourne, Australia

Jenny K Gough, Zoe McCallum, Catherine Bevan, Alasdair Vance

ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY | AMER PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The teaching of child psychiatry in Australian medical schools is under review: the content, the placement of the field within medical curricula, and the appropriate teaching and learning methods are all contested. The authors developed a 1-day program in the 9-week child and adolescent health course conducted in the final two semesters of the medical degree at the University of Melbourne and conducted a systematic evaluation of learning outcomes. The program facilitates a group process that draws students to reflect on the role of the doctor and his or her relationship with the patient-child, adolescent, family, and peers. METHODS: Questionnaires were administered before and afte..

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