Detailed below are short course offerings in the Department of Health Sciences:
The Research Design Service for the East Midlands within the Department of Health Sciences offers a range of short courses to enhance your research.
Typical course offerings may include:
- Managing References for your Research
- Further Literature Searching for your Research Project
- Introduction to the Research Process
Browse current RDS-EM course offerings
Our clinical division Anaesthesia & Pain Management in collaboration with the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences offer a Primary FRCA Intensive revision course. For detailed information about the contents of these courses and how to register please click on the link above.
Social and Epidemiological Psychiatry runs a one week course in SCAN (Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry Version 2.1) twice a year in the Spring and Autumn SCAN Training Course
The link address is: http://www.rds-eastmidlands.nihr.ac.uk/events.html
Training Course in SCAN (Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry Version 2.1)
Next Course: 3 - 7 March 2014
SCAN is a set of instruments and manuals aimed at assessing, measuring and classifying psychopathology and behaviour associated with the major psychiatric disorders in adult life. It can be used for clinical, research and training purposes and was developed within the framework of the World Health Organization.
Leicester is a WHO designated SCAN Training and Reference Centre. The Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, currently runs the SCAN course over four and a half days, twice a year. Click here for Professor Brugha's page.
SCAN training involves a short period of intensive training at an approved centre as an introduction to the use of the schedule. Special emphasis is placed on familiarisation with and continuous use of the glossary which standardizes the definitions of psychopathology explored by SCAN and ensures inter-rater reliability, which is essential in research projects. On completion of the course, participants need to practice until they are confident to use the schedule in practical research. It is important to continue with reliability exercises, both inter and intra centre.
SCAN is a large package but it is recommended that before the course participants familiarise themselves with the glossary and secondly read through PSE 10 and learn the section headings.
Aims and Objectives
1. To learn the principles of standardised rating
• adhering to a semi-structured interview
• making accepted operationalised rating of symptoms
• learning the importance of underlying concepts summarised in the glossary
• to improve interviewing techniques
2. Gaining familiarity with the structure and procedure of SCAN, so as to achieve competence in its use. In particular to learn the following details:
• use of different rating scales with different sections
• delineating the time periods to be studied
• learning the order of the sections and using the instrument effectively
• familiarisation with various rating formats
3. Learning the contents of SCAN, i.e. PSE10, IG list and clinical history schedule and being aware of the scope and purpose of SCAN
4. Familiarisation with computer assigned diagnosis and in particular iShell, to assist in the generation of clinical information
The course is suitable for mental health professionals especially those who intend to use the SCAN instrument for research. It does also give professionals in-depth knowledge of the psychopathology seen in adult psychiatric disorders and the expertise to identify them.
The fee for the course is £750. For employees/trainees in Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust/University of Leicester the fee is £350. There is also a concession for applicants from developing countries which will be considered on a case by case basis.
Click here for the SCAN course Registration Form
Click here to pay on line
Click here for the WHO SCAN Website
SCAN Registration form 16-20 September 2013.pdf — PDF document, 43 kB (44802 bytes)
SCAN Registration form 3-7 March 2014.pdf — PDF document, 94 kB (97270 bytes)