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Psychiatry for the modern physician: common psychiatric presentations in general medicine

Psychiatry for the modern physician is a series of six elearning modules aimed at consultant physicians who would like to learn more about common psychiatric problems that are often present in general medicine. They will provide important clinical communication skills and facts when assessing and managing patients who might have a mental health disorder.

These modules have been jointly developed between the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Modules are aimed at all physicians and will also be useful for other healthcare professionals who wish to learn more about mental health. The modules are:

  • Diagnosing depression: a guide to care and treatment.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Managing acute confusion and dementia.
  • Identifying and managing alcohol-related problems.
  • Medically unexplained somatic symptoms: common and costly – a positive approach.
  • Self-harm for the general physician.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do these modules offer CPD accreditation?

These modules offer one external CPD credit each. There are six modules, meaning a total of six credits can potentially be gained. Please note that each module must be completed in its entirety in order to gain CPD credits. 

What do I do when I have successfully attained CPD module certificates?

We advise you to keep a record of your certificate of completion. You may wish to upload a PDF as an attachment onto the appropriate CPD activity entry on your CPD diary.

Any further questions about the courses?

For questions about the content of the modules, please contact cpdonline@rcpsych.ac.uk

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