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New course on trainee support resources now available in Learnit

30 October 2019

The Trainee support resources series developed by the College to complement the Formal Education Courses and support Trainees in learning about key topics is expanding.

A new course has arrived: Emerging physical therapies now available in Learnit [member-login required].

This course will focus on three key emerging physical therapies, and you will learn about:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS):

  • the basic presumed mechanism of TMS
  • the current clinical applications for TMS, adverse effects and contraindications
  • the heterogeneity of TMS e.g. various types of TMS including the various novel forms and different treatment schedules and parameters.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS):

  • the basic presumed mechanism of tDCS
  • the current evidence regarding the efficacy of tDCS and potential adverse effects.

Hormonal therapies:

  • the link between hormones and mental health in women
  • the potential adverse effects of hormonal contraceptives on mental health
  • premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perimenopausal depression and post-natal depression with specific consideration to the likely role of hormonal fluctuation in aetiology
  • times of hormonal flux as vulnerable times for women with underlying mental health disorders the use of hormonal therapies in women with mental health disorders.


The College would like to acknowledge and thank Prof Jayashri Kulkarni, Dr Leo Chen, Dr Sarah Rotstein and Dr Rohan Taylor for their expertise in the development of the course. 

Don’t forget to consult the other courses of the series:

Introduction to psychological development

Introduction to the Theory of Psychiatric Ethics

Introduction to Psychological Therapies: EMDR, IPT and DBT

Courses from the series are eligible for CPD hours upon completion.

Future courses of the series will cover a broad range of topics: Effective teaching and learning, Neurosciences, Genetics, Psychopharmacology, Critical appraisal, and Phenomenology.