SCAN - Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3502-17-00-00There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 15/05/2017
Date and time22.06.2017, at: 09:00 - 28.06.2017, at: 16:00
Regular seats15
Course fee6,240.00 kr.
LecturersMerete Nordentoft
ECTS credits3.50
Contact personHanne Junge Larsen    E-mail address:
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address:

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). Special rules apply for research year students enrolled at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. 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.

Course title
SCAN - Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry

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

1. Conduct the diagnostic interview SCAN
2. Evaluate presence and severity of a wide range of psychopathological phenomena
3. Administrate the electronic version of the interview

The aim of the course is to teach the participants to use the SCAN (Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry). SCAN is developed in WHO and can be used for diagnostic of mental disorders in ICD-10 and DSM-IV. SCAN is a semistructured interview with propes for each item and a glossary in which there is an explanation for each questions. During the course all parts of the SCAN interview will be used, and each participant will perform at least one interview under supervision and watch other interviews. The course contains theoretical education about psychopathology and interrater reliability.

Ph.D-students in psychiatry and clinicians can participate. Ph.d. students will have higher priority than clinicians

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


Lectures and interview exercises with patients in groups.

Course director
Professor Merete Nordentoft, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Gentofte. E-mail:, tlf. 38647459.

Senior researcher Carsten Hjorthøj, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen. Ass prof. Anne Thorup, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen. Senior researcher Marianne Melau, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen

June 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 2017.

Course location
Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Kildegårdsvej 28, opg. 15, 4. sal, 2900 Hellerup

Please register before May, 15 2017

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.