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Liaison Psychiatry

Our intensive Liaison Psychiatry course is aimed at consultants, specialist registrars and registrars who want to work in or find out more about this field.

Award: Certificate of attendance
Duration: 4.5 days of lectures/workshops
Entry requirements: The course is appropriate for consultants, specialist registrars and registrars.
Course fees: To be confirmed
Course dates: To be confirmed
Contact tel: +44 (0)161 276 5331
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This is an intensive 4.5-day course on advanced aspects of Liaison Psychiatry.

It is most suitable for consultants, specialist registrars and registrars. Emphasis is placed upon small group teaching and workshops.

Topics covered by the course include:

  • setting up a liaison psychiatry service in the UK;
  • somatisation;
  • psychological reactions to physical illness;
  • deliberate self-harm;
  • neuropsychiatry;
  • psycho-oncology;
  • medico-legal aspects of liaison psychiatry;
  • management and administrative issue;
  • alcohol problems;
  • pharmacology in the mentally ill;
  • dementia.

The course tutors are:

  • Professor Kevin Mackway-Jones, Consultant Emergency Physician, Manchester
  • Dr Jonathan Chick, Consultant Psychiatrist, Edinburgh
  • Dr Professor Chris Dickins
  • Dr Chris Bass, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Oxford
  • Dr Stella Morris, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Hull
  • Dr Peter Trigwell, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Leeds
  • Dr Alan Carson, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Edinburgh
  • Dr Geraldine Swift, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Merseyside

Course location

Rawnsley Building, Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), off Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 9WL
See: MRI Site Map 08 01 (PDF, 100KB)