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Teaching, learning and assessing evidence-based psychiatry

  • Stuart Carney (a1), James Warner (a2) (a3), Sheraz Ahmad (a4) (a5), Gianetta Rands (a6) (a7), Sajid Suleman (a8) and On behalf of the MRCPsych Critical Review Paper Panel...
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This paper sets out the rationale, process for development and the content of the new evidence-based practice syllabus, which is examined as part of the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Paper 3. The syllabus was developed by the Critical Review Paper Panel of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Suggestions for learning and teaching evidence-based practice are also put forward.

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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.
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Stuart Carney (stuart.carney@foundationprogramme.nhs.uk)
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J.W. is chair and S.C., S.A., G.R. and S.S. are members of the MRCPsych Critical Review Paper Panel.

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Teaching, learning and assessing evidence-based psychiatry

  • Stuart Carney (a1), James Warner (a2) (a3), Sheraz Ahmad (a4) (a5), Gianetta Rands (a6) (a7), Sajid Suleman (a8) and On behalf of the MRCPsych Critical Review Paper Panel...
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