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Model Answers For A Critical Review Paper: Conjoint Examination For Malaysian Master Of Medicine (Psychiatry) And Master Of Psychological Medicine For November 2013

Nik Ruzyanei Nik Jaafar, Hatta Sidi, Salina Abdul Aziz


Objective: This paper aims to guide the postgraduate students to answer a Review Paper based on the May 2013 Examination for the Malaysian Master of Medicine (Psychiatry). The paper studied the Validity of a short clinical interview for psychiatric diagnosis: The mini-SCAN. Methods: One of the papers from the final postgraduate exam in November 2013 was selected to exemplify the requisite for students’ critical appraisal skill in the examination. Results: Model answers were provided at the end of the Critical Review Paper. Conclusion: This review paper provides the postgraduate students an essential understanding and critical thinking on the topic of Validity of a short clinical interview for psychiatric diagnosis. This paper may serve as a guideline to teach students on how to critically appraise topic related to psychiatry. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 15 (1): January – June 2014: 113-116.


Critical Review; Psychiatric Postgraduate Examination; Model Answer

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