Curriculum Of Behavioural Sciences And Psychiatry For Medical Students Of Pakistan: An Outline

Zahid Nazar, Muhmmad Irfan, Muhammad Shafique

Mental, behavioral and social health problems are an increasing part of the health burden on all part of the globe. Countries like Pakistan are most affected because they are plagued by infectious diseases and chronic medical conditions. At the same time they are being afflicted by growing burden of mental health diseases and new social pathologies. Equally disastrous scenario is that we have great shortage of psychiatrists, which is not going to change in near future. In the light of above findings a curriculum of behavioral sciences including psychiatry for undergraduate medical students of Pakistan is outlined here.

Key words: Mental Health, Behavioral Sciences, Curriculum, Primary Physicians

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