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Somatisation (4 points)


Leader: Dr D Clarke

Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit addresses the common clinical problem of somatic symptoms with no organic basis. Specific areas to be covered include the aetiology of somatic symptoms with no organic basis, chronic fatigue, hypochondriasis, chronic pain, somatisation disorder, psychological approaches to treatment, pharmacotherapeutic approaches, appropriate use of investigations for assessment, and models of shared care for long term management.

Assessment: Written assessments

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