Postgraduate education

MAS in geriatric psychiatry and psychotherapy

General information

The aims of the MAS in geriatric psychiatry and psychotherapy are the following:

  • to gain the necessary theoretical knowledge in the field of prevention, diagnosis, treatment as well as the scientific bases of psychiatric disorders and illnesses specific to age advancement;
  • to gain the necessary practical know-how in order to advise and take care of aged psychiatric patients in a professional manner, either on an autonomous basis or in collaboration with other medical or paramedical specialists, or as a consultant for other specialists.

Minimum preliminary training

  • To have either already obtained a specialised degree in adult psychiatry and psychotherapy or to have achieved the final year (or last two years in the case of part-time training) of training in adult psychiatry (5th year in specific psychiatric training) within the geriatric psychiatry service of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), with the project of pursuing training.

Head of programme

Pr Panteleimon Giannakopoulos 

Geriatric psychiatric service - Psychiatric department
Hôpital des Trois Chêne
Chemin du Petit Bel-Air 1 - CH-1225 Chêne-Bourg
Tel. +41 22 305 50 01


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