Teaching Psychiatry: Putting Theory into Practice

Teaching Psychiatry: Putting Theory into Practice

Editor(s): Linda Gask, Bulent Coskun, David Baron

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011 03:19AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470683217

Online ISBN: 9780470974544

DOI: 10.1002/9780470974544

About this Book

In psychiatry, as in all of medicine, clinicians are frequently involved in training students and residents yet few have themselves been trained in pedagogy. Improving the quality of psychiatric education should both improve the quality of psychiatric care and make the profession more attractive to medical students. Written by a team of international experts with many years of experience, this comprehensive text takes a globally relevant perspective on providing practical instruction and advice on all aspects of teaching psychiatry. It covers learning from undergraduate and postgraduate level to primary medical and community settings, enabling readers to find solutions to the problems they are facing and become aware of potential issues which they can anticipate and be prepared to address. The book discusses curriculum development using examples from around the world, in order to provide trainees with the basic attitudes, knowledge and skills they require to practise psychiatry.


  • Instruction on developing a curriculum for Residency training, teaching interviewing skills, teaching psychotherapy and using new technology
  • Innovative ways of engaging medical students in psychiatry and developing their interest in the specialty, including experience with new types of elective and research options and development of roles for students in patient care
  • Focuses throughout on how to teach rather than what to teach
  • Includes descriptions of workplace-based assessments
  • Discussions of both theoretical and practical perspectives and examples of particular innovations in the field using case studies

Presented in a thoroughly readable and accessible manner, this book is a primary resource for all clinicians involved in teaching psychiatry to medical students and trainees.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 6

      Problem-Based Learning and Psychiatric Education (pages 61–76)

      Raja Vellingiri Badrakalimuthu, Rob van Diest, Maarten Bak and Hugo de Waal

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