Training and CPD

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Edinburgh audit and clinical effectiveness conference


The first annual Edinburgh audit and clinical effectiveness conference for psychiatry trainees will be held at the Kennedy Tower on Friday October 14th 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm. This will be a forum for core and junior specialist trainees from across the country to give verbal and poster presentations about audit projects which they have completed. Prizes will be offered for the best poster and presentation.

We hope that this will offer a good CPD opportunity for consultants and higher trainees where examples of good practice in quality improvement can be shared. There is no charge for the event. If you would like to attend, please email by October 7th 2011 to register.

A call for abstracts can be downloaded here. If you wish to submit an abstract please follow the instructions in the call for submission attached and submit by the 29th of July 2011.

MSc in Psychiatric Research

MSc in Psychiatric Research 2011-2012

UCL, London

Applications are invited for this modular part-time Masters course commencing October 2011, designed primarily for trainee psychiatrists, with teaching on just one afternoon a week. The course provides a high quality and stimulating training in research skills relevant to psychiatry. 

Course features

  • Can be started at a variety of stages, from ST2 onwards
  • Flexibility for people to take breaks or vary workload between years.
  • Strong emphasis on student participation, teaching through workshops and seminars.
  • All course teachers are active researchers, most senior clinical academics at UCL
  • Second year involves a supervised research study, final dissertation takes the form of a paper ready for submission to a peer reviewed journal
  • Conveniently located near Tottenham Court Road in central London

Graduates from the course have used it as a platform to obtain MRC Research Fellowships and clinical lecturer posts or register for doctorates. It is very suitable for those aiming to be research-active NHS consultants or people interested in academic careers.

University College London is one of the world's prominent places of learning and scholarship.  Founded in 1826 as the original University of London, today it is a multidisciplinary university with a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.  It is ranked consistently by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as being in the top three universities for research, spanning the whole range of academic activities. The Research Department of Mental Health Sciences specialises in psychiatric epidemiology, molecular genetics, health service research and randomised trials of complex treatments in primary and secondary health care.

**Please apply before 5th August 2011**

Contact: for further information, contact the course administrator Sandra Asante (, or course director, Prof. Sonia Johnson (

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