Training Medical Students in Behavioural and Cognitive Strategies Academic Article uri icon


  • It is argued that psychologists have an important role in ensuring appropriate training of medical students in behavioural and cognitive strategies. This paper outlines the innovative medical curriculum at the University of Newcastle and describes the contribution of cognitive psychology to the problem-solving method which underlies the curriculum. It also describes the medical school's approach to training students in interactional skills. One focus of the interactional skills training is to provide practical skills which incorporate behavioural and cognitive strategies to address common, preventable health problems, such as excessive alcohol consumption.

publication date

  • March 1994