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General Practitioners

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The Psychiatric Medicine program for General Practitioners has been developed for practicing General Practitioners (GP) and GP Registrars in liaison with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). This innovative course allows students to apply the latest knowledge and perspectives to their practice with particular focus to the treatment and management of mental illness between health professionals, ensuring those with mental illness receive the most supportive journey to recovery.

This contemporary recovery-oriented program fosters collaboration with other medical specialists including Psychiatry Trainees and Rural and Remote Medicine Specialists, with assessment tasks aligned to the specialisation of General Practice.

Further information on the Psychiatric Medicine program including study options and other specialisations can be accessed at the Psychiatric Medicine Overview webpage.

Year Two
Semester One

Reconsidering the Context

Integrating Physical and Mental Health

Semester Two

Developmental Perspectives in Context 1: from Perinatal to Youth

Developmental Perspectives in Context 2: Adults, Ageing and Beyond

One Developmental Perspectives unit may be replaced with one of the following:

Family-Oriented Care in Mental Health *

Individual therapies in Mental Health Care *

* Common to Psychiatric Medicine and Applied Mental Health Studies Frameworks

Year Three
Semester One

Research and Project Planning*

Comorbidity and Complexity

Semester Two

Psychotherapy and Recovery

Students choose one of the following:

Neurosciences and Recovery: From the Cellular to the Social

Mental Health Capstone *

* Common to Psychiatric Medicine and Applied Mental Health Studies Frameworks

    North Parramatta Campus

Building 101, Cumberland Hospital
5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta
NSW 2151

   (02) 9840 3833
   (02) 9840 3838

    Gladesville Office

Building 12, Gladesville Hospital
Shea Close, Gladesville
NSW 2111

   (02) 9844 6551
   (02) 9844 6544

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