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Lyons, Zaza; Laugharne, Jonathan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Multiculturalism is a familiar concept in many developed countries. While cultural competency training is part of most medical curricula, training in cultural psychiatry at the undergraduate level is typically minimal. It is important that medical graduates are both culturally competent and able to respond to the mental health needs of patients…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Intercultural Communication, Patients
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Davey, Belinda; Elliott, Kristine; Bora, Maria – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
With the increasing number of students enrolled in fully online programs and subjects across different Australian universities, online education has become a popular higher education alternative. The University of Melbourne has responded to this challenge by establishing the "Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education"…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Lyons, Zaza; Hood, Sean – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
The stigmatisation of mental illness in Australian and other Western societies is now well documented. This article presents a description of the "stigmatisation" problem associated with mental illness, and discusses the impact that this problem has had on the demand for Psychiatry as a career. The approach taken at UWA to address the…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Mental Disorders, Psychiatry, Teaching Methods
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Hood, Sean; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
This paper describes a tutorial programme developed at the University of Western Australia (UWA) to enhance medical students' learning processes within problem-based learning contexts. The programme encourages students to use more effective learning approaches by scaffolding the development of effective problem-solving strategies, and by reducing…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Problem Based Learning, Psychiatry, Learning Processes
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Çiftci, Serdar – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study examines the tendencies of studies carried out using text mining methods under the title of "serious game". A query was run for the "serious game" keyword in the Web of Science search engine to acquire the data. The study included publications that were scanned in the SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI and A&HCI indices between…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Games, Educational Research, Bibliometrics
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Gough, Jenny K.; McCallum, Zoe; Bevan, Catherine; Vance, Alasdair – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: The teaching of child psychiatry in Australian medical schools is under review: the content, the placement of the field within medical curricula, and the appropriate teaching and learning methods are all contested. The authors developed a 1-day program in the 9-week child and adolescent health course conducted in the final two semesters…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Medical Education, Medical Schools, Day Programs
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Ibrahim, Joseph Elias; Davis, Marie-Claire – Educational Gerontology, 2013
Individuals with dementia carry an additional health burden of multiple comorbid conditions. Effectively assessing and treating these comorbid conditions requires the medical specialist to be aware of, understand, and manage the effects of dementia on their clinical subspecialty practice. This ecological study describes the dementia-related…
Descriptors: Specialists, Educational Opportunities, Dementia, Comorbidity
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Bassiri, Mojdeh; Lyons, Zaza; Hood, Sean – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Stigmatisation among mental health professionals can have a significant impact on individuals who work in the area, and on recruitment of people into the mental health workforce. This study aimed to investigate the source, type and impact of positive and negative comments, attitudes and behaviours experienced by psychiatrists and psychiatric…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Workers, Mental Health
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Chur-Hansen, Anna; Koopowitz, Leslie F. – Academic Psychiatry, 2005
OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the introduction of formative feedback into a psychiatry attachment at an Australian university and evaluates students' responses to that initiative. METHOD: Students were provided with formative feedback sessions employing a standardized instrument, also used at the end of the attachment for summative assessment.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Psychiatry, Measures (Individuals)
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Jess, Gillian; Torr, Jennifer; Cooper, Sally-Ann; Lennox, Nicholas; Edwards, Nicole; Galea, Jennifer; O'Brien, Gregory – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
Background: Models of service provision and professional training differ between countries. This study aims to investigate a specialist intellectual disabilities model and a generic mental health model, specifically comparing psychiatrists' knowledge and competencies, and service quality and accessibility in meeting the mental health needs of…
Descriptors: Specialists, Psychiatry, Professional Training, Health Services
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Sawyer, Michael Gifford; Rey, Joseph M.; Arney, Fiona Marie; Whitham, Justine Nikola; Clark, Jennifer Joy; Baghurst, Peter Adrian – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004
Objective: To examine use of health (including psychiatric) and school-based services by children and adolescents who met symptom criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the factors associated with service use, and barriers to service access. Method: The relationship between parents' perceptions of children's need for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychiatry, Health Services, Adolescents
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Couper, Jeremy; Hawthorne, Lesleyanne; Hawthorne, Graeme; Tan, Eng-Seong; Roberts, Alan – Academic Psychiatry, 2005
Objective: To address the increasing diversity in the linguistic and ethnic backgrounds of medical students at the University of Melbourne, a program was developed to prepare students for the particular challenges in cultural literacy and idiomatic English language proficiency, especially when exploring sensitive areas of patients' personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Background, Multilingualism
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Pan, Jia-Yan; Wong, Daniel Fu Keung – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: There are few studies comparing cross-cultural adaptation of migrant groups in two different cultural settings. This study compares the level of negative affect and acculturative stressors between Chinese international students in Australia and Mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong. The predictive effects of acculturative stressors and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Acculturation
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McKean, Cristina; Wraith, Darren; Eadie, Patricia; Cook, Fallon; Mensah, Fiona; Reilly, Sheena – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017
Background: Little is known about the nature, range and prevalence of different subgroups in language trajectories extant in a population from 4 to 11 years. This hinders strategic targeting and design of interventions, particularly targeting those whose difficulties will likely persist. Methods: Children's language abilities from 4 to 11 years…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Child Development, Language Aptitude, Longitudinal Studies
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Newton, Nicola C.; Conrod, Patricia J.; Slade, Tim; Carragher, Natacha; Champion, Katrina E.; Barrett, Emma L.; Kelly, Erin V.; Nair, Natasha K.; Stapinski, Lexine; Teesson, Maree – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2016
Background: This study investigated the long-term effectiveness of Preventure, a selective personality-targeted prevention program, in reducing the uptake of alcohol, harmful use of alcohol, and alcohol-related harms over a 3-year period. Methods: A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Preventure.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Prevention, Alcohol Abuse, Randomized Controlled Trials
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