Pre-professional practice in the form of clinical rotations in psychiatric areas of university and associated hospitals. Training in psychiatric services. Active participation in supervised health care activities, medical visits, observation, indication of diagnostic tests, discussion of clinical cases, differential diagnosis, therapeutic indications. Patient follow-up in outpatient consultation. Physician-patient relationship.
Psychiatric pathologies registered a high prevalence-life in the general population, estimated in Spain between 19% - 26%. In our country, six of the first ten specific causes of disease in the population of 15 - 29 years of age are pathologies psychiatric, being responsible for the 48.3% of the disease burden in terms of life years (DALYS) disability-adjusted. Equally, they represent 40% of chronic diseases, and the third part of the burden of disease worldwide, generating 20% of health expenditure in developed countries is attributed to. Consequently, the doctor must have competencies, knowledge and skills needed to conduct an adequate diagnostic and therapeutic diseases such approach.