Severn Postgraduate Medical Education Psychiatry Core Training Course

 

The Severn Core Psychiatry Course is designed to: 

  • To significantly reduce costs and release remaining study leave funding to core trainees
  • To revise and improve the current course structure to meet the needs of the trainees
  • Improve trainees' performance at the MRCPsych exams
  • Help trainees develop even better standards of clinical practice

The structure of the Core Psychiatry Course has been adapted to best serve trainees as they progress through their core training. We have worked with trainee representatives to ensure that different learning styles are accommodated.

The course timetable is designed to fit with the exam timetable, so trainees are well prepared for each paper and the CASC exam. The course runs over 3 years: each year builds on the skills and knowledge already acquired. Most teaching is done in modular blocks. Advanced Communication Skills training is an important element which runs throughout the first two years of the course, with a morning session relevant to the particular module. 

CT1 Course

  • Core Key Skills
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • Core Psychiatry - General Adult, Older Adult & Liaison
  • Exam technique/teaching skills
  • Neurosciences
  • Psychotherapy
  • NHS Management

CT2 Course

  • Critical Appraisal
  • Learning Disability
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Addictions
  • Ethics & exam technique
  • CAMHS
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • NHS Management

CT3 Course

  • CASC
  • Psychotherapy
  • NHS Management
  • Ethics
  • Interview Skills and Preparation for ST4

The CT3 course is brief (approx 6 days) leaving CT3 trainees the capacity to pursue post-membership special interest and research.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NEWS: 

On 19th September 2019 the CT1, CT2 and CT3 sessions will be held at the Bailey's Court Activity Centre, Baileys Court Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 8BH. 

 

 

Address details:

The course will normally be held at Park House, 1200 Parkway, Bristol, BS34 8YU.  (travel details by car/train etc) Parking at Park House is limited but for around £4.40 you can park nearby (approximately 5 minute walk) at the Parkway North Park and Ride, Hunts Ground Road, Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire, BS34 8HP. 

 

ANY CHANGES TO THE VENUE WILL BE COMMUNICATED VIA EMAIL WITH AS MUCH NOTICE AS POSSIBLE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO LET THE COURSE ADMIN TEAM KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CONTACT DETAILS.

 

Core Psychiatry Training Course Contacts


Dr Eva Bowditch  (Core Psychiatry Course Lead) 

Core Psychiatry Course Administration Team                        

Dr Linda Heaney (Core Psychiatry Training Programme Director) 

Dr Melanie Merricks (Head of School)

Laura Trigger  (Support and Development Officer)

 

 

Timetable

timetable

Date of timetable: 02/05/2019. Updated 19 August 2019.

 

 

Please be aware that there are several dates written in white on the timetable. These dates are still not confirmed and are subject to change. You will be kept informed at the earliest opportunity.