Certificate of Advanced Training in Consultation–liaison psychiatry
Overview of the Certificate
When you specialise in consultation–liaison psychiatry you will:
- gain clinical work experience in psychiatry training posts
- complete a formal teaching program.
See the entry requirements for this certificate
Duration, study and training load
It takes at least 24 months to complete this certificate. You have up to 6 years to complete all of the requirements.
During this time you will complete:
- 24 months of full-time equivalent training in consultation-liaison psychiatry posts
- eight EPAs, 2 per 6-month rotation
- regular workplace-based assessments
- scholarly project or equivalent
- case summaries
- study requirements based on your formal or self-directed learning.
Clinical work experience
You must undertake 24 months of full-time training in consultation-liaison psychiatry training posts, covering the following experiences:
General hospital liaison including emergency
Complete 12 months FTE in a consultation-liaison service consulting across an entire general hospital, including emergency work.
Medical or surgical unit
Complete one or more liaison-style attachments to a unit providing medical or surgical treatment (at least 1 day per week of FTE for at least 12 months)
Outpatient service including chronic physical illness
Complete an outpatient experience, including longitudinal follow-up of patients with chronic physical illness of at least 1 half-day per week FTE for at least 12 months.
Subject to approval, up to 12 months of FTE can be spent in another area of clinical practice, in research or in medical administration.
Trainees must not spend more than 30% of their time during standard work hours in an emergency department. ‘Standard work hours’ does not include after-hours or on-call work.
You must complete a recognised consultation-liaison psychiatry teaching program. You may choose a program in consultation with your Director of Advanced Training (DOAT).
Assessments and requirements
You complete a range of assessments including EPAs and a scholarly project or equivalent. See the full list of assessments and requirements.