The specialist medical fields of neuroscience and psychiatry in essence could not be any further apart. They are two specialist fields each to its own and are handled by specialist medical practitioners with far more advanced qualifications than most other medical professions, certainly far above that of the good general practitioner or podiatrist. But that is not to detract from the importance of these two latterly-mentioned specializations.
In training for their practices, the podiatrist and general practitioner, no doubt, will benefit immensely from advanced university courses in psychology and psychiatry while studying for their medical degrees. Delving into neuroscience may be stretching it a bit too far, given that medical students’ course curricula are already quite crowded. Nevertheless, whether a medical student or qualified and experienced practitioner, all health services members can only do their sectors a vast amount of good when taking in the information being offered to them by online neuroscience and psychiatry resources. Indeed, conscientious practitioners in these two specializations are by necessity and conscience, already taking full advantage of these online resources.
These resources are by no means merely general overviews on what neuroscience and psychiatry, as well as psychology and related specializations entail. They are thoroughly detailed in its presentation to the public. Both doctors and academics are contributing regularly and somewhat religiously by putting forward new discoveries and academic papers for others to learn from. The online resources have undoubtedly become an interactive peer review mechanism.
Academic papers and medical reports are presented, but so too are live lecture hall discussions. And of course, these live events are always recorded so the public does not need to miss a beat and can access all that was said and presented by accessing the journaled archives.