Skip to main content
×
×
Home

A survey of forensic psychiatry teaching in UK medical schools

  • David Reiss (a1) and Sherelle Chamberlain (a1)
Abstract
Aims and Method

To survey forensic psychiatry teaching in UK medical schools. A questionnaire was sent to all 24 deans.

Results

Twenty-one schools responded, 15 (71%) provided forensic psychiatry teaching. Thirteen organised one or more lectures and 13 organised visits to forensic psychiatric settings, predominantly high security hospitals, but these were usually only available to a proportion of the students in each year. Clinical placements, seminars or workshops and tutorials or supervisions were each arranged in about half of the schools. Only four schools offered special study modules (SSMs).

Clinical Implications

Forensic psychiatry teaching would benefit from further development, with additional use being made of medium secure hospital units and prisons for the purposes of clinical placements and visits. More SSMs should be organised.

  • View HTML
    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      A survey of forensic psychiatry teaching in UK medical schools
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      A survey of forensic psychiatry teaching in UK medical schools
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      A survey of forensic psychiatry teaching in UK medical schools
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
References
Hide All
Davies, T. & McGuire, P. (2000) Teaching medical students in the new millennium. Psychiatric Bulletin, 24, 45.
General Medical Council (1993) Tomorrow's Doctors. London: GMC.
Reiss, D. & Meux, C. (2000) Education and training in forensic psychiatry. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 11, 501505.
Singleton, N., Meltzer, H., Gatward, R., et al (1998) Psychiatric Morbidity among Prisoners in England and Wales. London: HMSO.
Thomson, L. D. G., Gray, C. M. & Humphreys, M. S. (1999) Medical students' perspective of maximum security psychiatric care. Psychiatric Bulletin, 23, 230232.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 15 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 17th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

A survey of forensic psychiatry teaching in UK medical schools

  • David Reiss (a1) and Sherelle Chamberlain (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *