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- What is the Psych Evidence online course?
Psych Evidence is an online training course that specialises in Evidence Based Mental Health and Psychiatric Critical Appraisal skills. It has been created by Psychiatrists and Researchers for the use of Mental Health Professionals. Through the innovative, interactive and visually engaging online material, you can both analyse research effectively and apply it to clinical practice to improve patient outcomes.
- How is Psych Evidence different from existing courses?
Existing courses teach you critical appraisal only which is generic in nature i.e not specialised in one particular medical field. Psychevidence specialises in psychiatry with hundreds of examples, diagrams and graphs specifically related to psychiatry from the BJPsych obtained by special permission. Psych Evidence teaches you critical appraisal thoroughly but doesn't stop at critical appraisal, It takes you further to teach you Evidence Based Psychiatry which is not only mastering critical appraisal but also its application to clinical practice. Special topics such as economic analysis are covered in detail as clinicians are often confronted with cost decisons. If you are truly interested in the practice of Evidence Based Psychiatry then Psych Evidence will take you there.
- Why should I subscribe to the Psych Evidence online course or join a Psych Evidence workshop?
Because you will enhance the way you currently practice psychiatry. Research is not just for researchers. Understanding of research is important for everyone, so that the right questions are asked, stimulating discussions are shared and a culture of research is created at work places – all with the aim of improving patient care.
Critical Appraisal is only one component of EBP; the true art is putting the evidence into clinical context. By subscribing to the Psych Evidence online course or joining a Psych Evidence workshop, you go through the entire journey and stand out in the world of psychiatric research and practice.
- I am a Psychiatry Trainee. How can I benefit from Psych Evidence?
Psych Evidence will thoroughly prepare you for the exam helping you pass on the first try. It is ideal for the MRCPsych Paper 3, RANZCP Written exam and other exams that have critical appraisal as an important component. The developers of Psych Evidence are Psychiatrists, some of whom have gone through the critical appraisal exams themselves both for MRCPsych and FRANZCP and now set papers for trainees. There are also world renowned, expert Researchers on the team.
Psych Evidence is essentially a two-day course in online format including lectures and 300 exam style questions. In fact, it is the only course that has such an extensive guided tutorial and quiz combined which is what makes it unique and effective. Furthermore, it offers greater value than existing courses. You can repeat the lectures and quizzes as many times as you want. You can be confident that this is all you need to pass the exams. Because Psych Evidence specialises in psychiatric critical appraisal, the questions are relevant to the psychiatric exams and are analysed within the psychiatric context; the exact same aspect that is tested in the exams. The study methodology section will help you design your own research project based on sound methodology, so that you can be the change you want to see in psychiatric research.
Absolutely! Research principles are not just for psychiatrists. They are for all members of the multidisciplinary mental health team. Why? So that you can ask the right questions, quote recent evidence and bring an element of stimulation and robustness to clinical meetings. The skills imparted will help you design research projects at the local level, with results that are applicable to your particular population. With Psych Evidence you can take yourself to the next level!
- Should I do the online course or join a workshop?
The online course offers great content value with the flexibility to practice in your own pace and convenience. You can go back to any topic area when required and be in full control of your own rehearsal. However, the physical workshops held in Australian capital cities, offer the additional benefits of networking with other professionals and getting to hear and discuss your research projects with a distinguished researcher. Having done the course you can certainly still find the online course truly beneficial for your individual practice.
- I am unable to attend the course in the nearest city. Is it possible to organise smaller size workshops in other locations?
Yes. The Psych Evidence team can tailor workshops to serve small groups or specific mental health service teams. Talk to your work place management and contact us personally to discuss your requirements.
- Is Psych Evidence expensive?
You can find the subscription package rates and workshop fees on the ‘Pricing and Signup’ page of this website. Psych Evidence offers you value beyond its prices; with a high quality, interactive learning platform that is visually engaging and easy to use, and a comprehensive workshop program with experienced specialist speakers. There is no better investment than investing in your own skills.
- Will I be able to download the Psych Evidence material onto my PC / laptop?
No, you can use Psych Evidence only through this website and will need an internet connection. The Psych Evidence material is not downloadable due to copyright reasons.
- If I choose the 1 month pack, will I be able to extend the subscription if I want to use Psych Evidence for a longer period?
Yes, if you choose the 1 or 3 month subscription pack you will receive a reminder to upgrade to further months before your subscription expires.
- Are the Psych Evidence lectures easy to follow?
Yes, Psych Evidence has been developed for training purposes, and the lectures include voiceover explanations and interactive features to help you learn effectively.