Conclusion

This chapter has emphasized the conceptual and pedagogical issues that often are lost in the details of programme construction. We hold that the best teaching of psychiatry rests not upon matters of setting, curriculum, or theoretical orientation—important as these may be for standardization—but upon teachers who can present a coherent conceptual structure that grasps the differing natures of psychiatric disorders, and who are skilled in the several discursive methods for transmitting information to students. What to teach, and how to teach, are the basic questions addressed in this chapter. Our answers—offered in a description of our residency programme and its specific goals and objectives—derive ultimately from what we have called the perspectives of psychiatry and how we believe lectures, tutorials, and recitations are best employed, within a programme of ongoing clinical services, to teach psychiatrists.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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