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Utilising an innovative, contemporary approach to the study of psychiatry, students will be introduced to concepts underpinning both this unit and the orientation of studies in psychiatry throughout the Psychiatric Medicine program.
Students increase their understanding of people with substance related and psychotic disorders; and integrate concepts of clinical and personal recovery into holistic biopsychosocial psychiatric practice. The CanMEDS competencies will be explored, with orientation to their relationship with the professional competency frameworks of differing medical specialties. Students will particularly make use of the domains of the Professional and Health Advocate as lenses to understand and explore material to attain unit learning outcomes outlined below. The unit also includes a skills-based workshop regarding a recovery-informed approach to the management of emergencies in psychiatry.