Below is a list of all resources on this site that carry the ‘Psychiatry’ tag. If you know of any free online resources that we could link to, please use the ‘Suggest Resource‘ button above.
collectionLonger than 4 hoursA range of modules in social care covering topics like: Adult safeguarding A resource looking at what adult safeguarding means and considering how safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. (2013) Sexual, reproductive and mental health Looks at the key aspects of sexual and reproductive health in the context of m... read more
- Longer than 4 hoursThese elearning resources aim to raise awareness of key issues, research, messages, policies and approaches relating to the mental health of older people and, in so doing, positively impact on practice. From the Social Care Institute of Excellence.
- 10-30 minsEach country has their own Act. Scotland's is regarded as one of the most comprehensive, patient-centred and useful, with a range of Orders and core underlying principles [the Millan Principles]. As well as the Act, learners should be aware of the Code of Practice [which tells you how it works in non-legal language], the Mental Welfare Commissio... read more
collectionLess than 10 minsThis site is aimed at providing teaching materials to Newcastle University medical students. It is a very good collection of videos of different aspects of the Mental State Examination. See more from the team. Whilst aimed at medical students it is being used by a range of health professionals, other groups who come into contact with patient... read more
- 30-60 minsIn this interview Professor Sir David Goldberg [one of the key figures behind the development of ICD-10] talks to Dr Mark Salter about classification in psychiatry. Part of a series of podcasts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
- 30-60 minsThese videos using psychiatrist and medical students as simulated patients and interviewers were prepared by Dr. Celice McDermott, MSc BSc MB ChB MRCPsych, then Visiting Lecturer, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Three patients are interviewed with a range of psychiatric conditions in a typical West African context.
collectionReports produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and made available for general distribution fall into one of three categories: College Reports (formerly 'Council Reports') Position Statements Occasional Papers College Reports (previously known as Council Reports) constitute official College policy. Position statements are co... read more
collectionThis independent body based in London draws from experts across the UK to produce evidence based guidelines for core psycho-pharmacology topics. Much of the evidence is at the level of expert opinion or single trials, but this is taken into account.
collectionScotland has developed a different approach to NICE, preferring to produce reviews only on the clinical evidence and not on cost-effectiveness or economic data. The reviews are also more tailored to the scottish environment. This also enables Scotland to focus on topis it believes to be important. The reviews themselves are high quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
collectionPsychiatry can come across as a 'soft' speciality, but actually there is a wealth of evidence available. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence have commissioned systematic reviews and meta-analysises, often including health economic data to recommend the most cost-effective interventions available. The guidelines cover a wealth of evidence,... read more
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists manages post-graduate exams in the UK and maintains a competency-based curriculum. There is a core module covering; then a number of speciality modules. The revised competency based curricula for Core and Specialist Psychiatry Training have been approved by the General Medical Council in June 2010 to take e... read more
- 30-60 minsThe Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced several hundred online CPD modules. Most are a combination of free text, images and occasionally audio/video that you can click your way through and answer some MCQ questions at the end in order to get a learning credit. The full set is £125 per year if you are not a member of the college. Seven F... read more
- 10-30 minsOnline Labyrinth [Maze] exploring medication, lifestyle and psychosocial factors in a middle-aged depressed male. Non-linear learning resource. Allows students to explore management in a safe manner. Some steps a bit contrived, but the skill is to see why and discuss the subtleties with other learners. Part of the University of Edinburgh Labyri... read more
- A blog site with multiple contributors discussing various (sometime controversial) issues affecting neurological and psychological disease. Despite being a blog site, they do make some effort to ensure that theire resources are by people who are reasonably sound and mainstream, or atleast are clear when they are going off the beaten track. What ... read more
- This wiki-book is very thorough, well edited and referenced and should function as a useful tool for students wanting to learn more in this discipline.
- Addiction and Neural Aging- This interactive module looks at two topics that are of worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘addiction’ and ‘neural ageing’. It is quite text heavy, and would have benefited form some diagnrams, interactive models etc.