The Board of Study in Psychiatry of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) will conduct a training programme in psychiatry and an examination, the Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry examination. The successful trainees can select to follow the programme in one of the two subspecialities ie Child and adolescent Psychiatry or Forensic Psychiatry. This section of the prospectus provides information regarding the regulations and guidelines formulated by the Board of Study (BoS) in Psychiatry and PGIM pertaining to the structure of training programme in Child and adolescent Psychiatry and Board Certification.

The programme is designed to provide competency in knowledge, skills and attitude in dealing with mental health problems and disorders in the 0-18 age group. In order to practice the specialty effectively and efficiently, the qualified clinician will keep his/her knowledge up dated and engage in scientific research and audit.

The curricular content given below is in cooperated into training activities for a period of two years training in Sri Lanka and one-year period at an overseas training centre. The overseas training is expected to provide exposure to interventions where opportunity may have not been available in Sri Lanka. The expected long-term outcome of the training programme is to have Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in adequate numbers working in all Districts and providing services both at hospital and community levels.

Successful completion of MD Psychiatry examination is a requirement to enter this programme. The number of trainees selected shall be decided by the BoS in Psychiatry, depending on the vacancies and the cadre approval by the Ministry of Health and availability of training placements

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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