How to Assess Mental Health - A short course on ps...

Date :
25-10-2017 TO 25-10-2017

How to Assess Mental Health - A short course on psychiatric history taking and mental status examination 25 October 2017

Overview: The History and Mental Status Examination (MSE) are the most important diagnostic tools to obtain information to make an accurate diagnosis. The MSE is a psychiatry tool used to objectively, descriptively and thoroughly report a patient’s mental state at the time of interview. It contains primarily information obtained by the healthcare professional. The History & MSE are a part of every psychiatric assessment Aim: To gain a detailed understanding of History taking and individual components of Mental Status Examination Objectives: At the end of the course, the participants will be able to: • Demonstrate history taking in a mental healthcare setting • Explain the concepts of normal and abnormal behaviour • Define individual components of Mental Status Examination • Gain an understanding of which components of the MSE can be derived from observation of the patient • Demonstrate Mental Status Examination Target Audience: • Nurses working/ interested to work with a mental healthcare setting • Nurses working in a community healthcare setting • Students – Medical, Nursing, Behavioural Science It is assumed that all participants will have basic knowledge of the nature of mental health. It is also assumed that participants will have a basic proficiency at conducting face-to-face interviews with consumers of mental health services.Course Fees: Nurses and health care professionals AED 300;Students AED 200 ‘Attendance is closed 10 minutes after advertised course commencement time. All non-attendees will be refused entry and no refunds will be given’. CPD Hours - 3.5 Hrs. For more details please contact

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center, Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center (MBR-AMC) Building 14, Dubai Healthcare City