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carseview centre dundee....

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any info please?

where to stay?

cases expected?

any particular favourites...?

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Guys I am not too sure,

but it seems that there used to be a centre called ninewells....or so I think and I cannot see it on the list anymore.....do you think it is possible that this one is actually replacing it...?

In any case, any views on the place please?

please?

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guys & gals,

any help pleaseeeeeeeeeee!

pleaseeeeeeeeeee!

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Hey Godzilla, there is some info. on this on page 14 of this thread of the forum ie part 2 Clinical. sorry, didnt know how to fwd. it to you!

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thank you very much indeed for taking the time to go through all the thread... ;) :-*

I have had a look myself in all the threads as soon as I found out, but I was not sure if this was about ninewells or carseview centre...

anyway, I am also thinking, what difference does it make?

only getting a bit worried about the neurosurgery bit. :'( ..but anyway...!

Bring it on!

;):) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Hi Godzilla,

I'm working in Tayside at the moment, not at Carseview, but in Angus nearby. Carseview is a reasonably new buliding, on the Ninewells Site. It looks after in-patients and specialist services for the Dundee city area. They've done the exam several times in the past, so should run smootly!

You'll need to stay somewhere in Dundee unfortunately (Perth and Fife are nearish, but transport links might be difficult). It's not the nicest of cities in Scotland (IMHO anyway) but not terrible. It's quite a small place with I think less than 200000 population. Quite a bit of drug and alcohol problems, but then low socio-economic areas, etc.

Hope this is useful. Good luck in the exam!

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thank you very much for this info Chris...

do you happen to know anything more re: neurosurgery expertise of the place....I guess this worried me a bit...

I have already made travel and accommodation arrangements, so no worries about this...!

A, second question : what about the accent? is it very strong?

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Aye, I dinnae ken aboot the accent! It can be hard sometimes, especially if you aren't used to the scottish accent. Dundee is not too bad compared to a lot of rural areas. My advice would be to either go and speak to a scottish person, or see how it is when you get to Dundee. You could always buy a DVD of a scottish programme (e.g. Still Game, Chewing the Fat, Billy Connolly, etc) the night before for some last minute revision! If you get BBC 1 Scotland on sky or freeview tune into that for a bit, especially for the local news, or 'River City' the Eastenders of Scotland. It'll give you an idea of the range of accents you are likely to face. And remember, a lot of English folk live in Scotland too, so you might get someone who speaks 'normally!'

With regards neuropsych/psychosurgery I'm not sure how commonly you would get a patient in that had undergone any, but I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to read a little bit about it, just in case. I don't know if it would be a typical exam case though!

The other thing I had been asked by someone was about the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act. You aren't expected to know about this, as the college only requires you to have a working knowledge of one of the MHAs in use in the UK.

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thanx very much...

I think this is enough info, unless someone knows the actual cases for the day.... ;):lol: 8-)

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