Diagnose, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders with medical knowledge.
As a psychiatrist you will be medically qualified to assess the' mental and physical status of patients to determine the nature and extent of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders.
As part of this you will:
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
The following study pathway shows the most common and direct route for a UWA student to pursue this career.
Relevant majors include:
After completion of the Doctor of Medicine and after working in the public hospital system for two years (internship and residency), doctors interested in becoming a psychiatrist can apply to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists to undertake further training and ultimately receive Fellowship which normally takes at least five years of study while working as a doctor.