Department of Psychiatry – Academic

Contribution to MBBS

The department contributes conducting lectures and other academic activities under following streams.

Behavioural Sciences Stream

Department staff contributes much to teaching and assessment in the Behavioural Sciences Stream. Prof. Hemamali Perera and Dr. Raveen Hanwella have been Chairpersons of the Behavioural Sciences Steam and contributed much to the design of the course content. Dr.Piyanjali de Zoysa has been the convenor of the stream.

Community Stream

The Department staff contributes to teaching, assessments, the community attachment program and the research projects of the Community Stream. Prof. Diyanath Samarasinghe contributed to developing teaching contents of the stream and has been the Convenor of the stream.

The Department conducts clinical training in Psychiatry of 6 weeks duration for final year students at the University Psychiatry Unit, ward 59 National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. This unit provides wide exposure to patients with mental health issues in a General Hospital setting.

Assessment in Psychiatry consists of MCQ’s, SEQ’s a clinical case and continuous assessments.

Elective Programme

The department provides elective opportunities for specific subject areas on short term basis under oversees elective program.