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PANSS, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3504-21-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 01/12/2020
Date and time19.01.2021, at: 09:00 - 22.01.2021, at: 15:30
Regular seats12
Course fee6,240.00 kr.
LecturersBjørn Ebdrup
ECTS credits3.10
Contact personLisbeth Jensen    E-mail address: lisbeth.03.jensen@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1.Independently perform a lege artis semi-structurered PANSS interview
2.Independently and reliably rate a PANSS interview
3.Translate PANSS scores into useful clinical information and interpret PANSS score in a research context

Content
The aim of this course is to teach the participants to use the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS)
PANSS is a 30-item psychometric scale used to measure and monitor symptom severity in psychotic patients. The instrument was developed by Stanley Kay, Lewis Opler and Abraham Fiszbein in 1987. The PANSS is a relatively brief, semistructured interview, requiring 30-45 minutes to administer.
During the course the participants will be theoretically introduced to the PANSS.
Moreover, all participants are required to conduct interviews with patients. All interviews are subsequently rated.
For approval of the course, a short written clinical summary of each PANSS interview is required. Participants are expected to spend up to 3 hours to discuss and formulate a clinical description.

Participants
PhD students in psychiatry and clinicans can participate.
Before the course the PANSS manual should be studied closely (will be sent out prior to the course).

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Psychiatry
Neuroscience
Clinical Research

Language
Danish

Form
Lectures, DVDs and interviews with patients.

Course director
Bjørn H Ebdrup, MD, PhD, bebdrup@cnsr.dk
Mette Ødegaard Nielsen, MD, PhD, mette@cnsr.dk
All: Psykiatrisk Center Glostrup, Center for Neuropsykiatrisk Skizofreniforskning (CNSR)

Teachers
Bjørn H Ebdrup, MD, PhD, bebdrup@cnsr.dk
Mette Ødegaard Nielsen, MD, PhD, mette@cnsr.dk
All: Psykiatrisk Center Glostrup, Center for Neuropsykiatrisk Skizofreniforskning (CNSR)

Dates
January 19 – 22, 2021

Course location
CNSR meeting room, Psykiatrisk Center Glostrup, Nordstjernevej 41, 2600 Glostrup

Registration
Please register before December 1, 2020.

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.


Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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