Journal Club

Journal Club

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

DEPARTMENTAL JOURNAL CLUB (2012)

FRIDAYS 07H30-08H30

KGV SEMINAR ROOM

 

DATE

JOURNALS TO REVIEW

(Last 12 months only)

PRESENTER

3 FEBRUARY

African Journal of Psychiatry   AND

South African Journal of Psychiatry

PROF BURNS

2 MARCH

American Journal of Psychiatry

TAUKOOR

6 APRIL

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

4 MAY

British Journal of Psychiatry  

ALIPHON

1 JUNE

Archives of General Psychiatry

K PILLAY

6 JULY

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

 

3 AUGUST

Biological Psychiatry   AND

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

MNIKATHI

31 AUGUST

Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry    AND

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

RAMNARAIN

7 SEPTEMBER

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology      AND

Psychiatric Services

V MOODLEY

5 OCTOBER

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica   AND

Psychological Medicine

MABUZA

2 NOVEMBER

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry          AND

Archives of Women’s Mental Health

DR MANNIKAM

 

 

GUIDELINES:

You should look through the Journals indicated (last 12 months of issues only).

Select several articles of interest, especially:

–          Large meta-analyses or systematic reviews

–          Not simple reviews of topics

–          Not letters or book reviews!

–          Try to select articles that report important findings that you think should be known by your colleagues

–          Controversial findings are often good for generating interesting discussion

Prepare a short (5-10 min) review for each article included. If you include between 4 and 6 articles, then your total presentation time should not extend beyond 30-40 minutes maximum. The remaining 20-30 mins are for general discussion by the audience.

NB: Please consult guidelines for Journal Club presentations in your Registrar Handbook. Presentations should NOT be summaries of every aspect of the paper; they should NOT consist of you reading long extracts from articles; The objective is to present a succinct and clear outline of the major OBJECTIVES, METHODS, RESULTS and CONCLUSIONS of the articles; also commenting on any criticisms you may have of a) the study methods and b) the interpretations of the results offered by the authors. Finally comment on the relevance and importance of the findings for our understanding of the problem and for our context and practice.

In general, Powerpoint presentations are not appropriate.

You may wish to prepare a short written summary of your articles reviewed (no more than 2 pages) and bring copies for attendees (not compulsory though).