School of Medicine
The School of Medicine is a unitary department headed by the Dean of the School. In addition to its main responsibilities for the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education the School has a commitment to high quality research which is undertaken under the auspices of three research institutes: Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine (LIMM), Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, and the Institute of Health Sciences and Public Health Research.
What you study
Teaching covers descriptive and dynamic psychopathology, psychopharmacology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, biochemistry, genetics, psychology, sociology, epidemiology, statistics and research methodology, clinical psychiatry (including sub-specialities of old age psychiatry, mental handicap, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and psychotherapy). Emphasis is placed on descriptive psychopathology, epidemiology and research skills.
Teaching extends over three years with mainly lectures and seminars for the first two years. In the third year teaching is by seminar and a research project is undertaken as the basis for a dissertation. There are written examinations at the end of the first and second year, clinical examinations in psychiatry at the end of the first year and examination of the dissertation at the end of the third year.