Training Course in SCAN (Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry Version 2.1)
SCAN training involves a short period of intensive training at an approved centre as an introduction to the use of the schedule. Special emphasis is placed on familiarisation with and continuous use of the glossary which standardizes the definitions of psychopathology explored by SCAN and ensures inter-rater reliability, which is essential in research projects. On completion of the course, participants need to practice until they are confident to use the schedule in practical research. It is important to continue with reliability exercises, both inter and intra centre.