Netherlands, Utrecht

Precision Psychiatry

when 8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 750

It is becoming increasingly clear that human behavior reflects a complex interaction between genetic predisposition, brain construction, physiological functioning, subjective experience, social context and changing environmental factors. This dynamic interaction ultimately determines whether or not someone will develop mental problems. Since 1980, a psychiatric classification system (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or DSM) has been leading for diagnostics, (bio) medical, and psychological research. However, this static DSM does not do justice to the complex and adaptive reality of human nature. Symptoms change over time and symptom overlap between discrete disorders is the rule rather than the exception. The course Precision Psychiatry will focus on how we can transform clinical psychiatry into a more personalized profession. The day-to-day program can be downloaded and will be updated with new information when possible.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Floortje Scheepers

Target group

Master and advanced master level students in the field of medicine or health sciences, with an interest in psychiatry.

Fee info

EUR 750: Course fee
EUR 200: Housing fee (optional)

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