Mental Health Awareness for Healthcare Professionals: Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Offered By

Royal College of General Practitioners

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of General Practitioners aims to explain what medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are and how best to help patients who suffer from them. It describes how to assess patients holistically, how to effectively communicate with patients about their symptoms and how to help them feel empowered to self-manage their symptoms as much as possible. It also discusses the importance of the doctor having support available to them if needed due to the complexity of these consultations.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course

Recognise the difference between MUS, functional and dissociative neurological symptoms, functional somatic symptoms, functional somatic syndromes and somatisation disorder

Identify the appropriate consultation skills needed to effectively support and manage patients with MUS in primary care

Describe a holistic approach to assess the impact of MUS on the patient's life