Pathways to psychiatry
|OR||Any undergraduate degree (three years) plus Gippsland graduate-entry MBBS course (four years)|
|Twelve month internships general hospital to
become a fully registered medical practitioner
|Basic training - (three plus years) including:
Advanced training (two plus years) focusing on one of these areas:
- Addiction psychiatry: deals with overcoming many forms of physical and psychological addiction, such as drugs, alcohol, or psychological addiction to sex or gambling.
- Adult psychiatry: includes the treatment of conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, personality disorder and a range of anxiety disorders.
- Child and adolescent psychiatry: focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral, psychological, and social disorders in children and adolescents.
- Consultation-liaison psychiatry: specialises in the interface between medicine and psychiatry, usually taking place in a hospital or medical setting.
- Forensic psychiatry: concerns the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders, both in custodial and community settings, and assess risk of violence and re-offending.
- Psychiatry of old age: includes areas such as epidemiology of late-life mental disorders, biopsychosocial aspects of ageing, and general medical problems common in older people.
- Psychotherapy: explores connected meaning and motivation which underpins feelings, thoughts and behaviour to help understand complex human nature.