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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Grafton Campus

Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) in Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health is designed for graduates in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, or social work who are wishing to further develop their skills and knowledge in this field. Areas of focus include child and adolescent development, psychopathology, assessment and case studies.

Programme regulations

Students are required to enrol in, and complete, the following courses:

30 points from:

PSYCHIAT 740 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (15 Points)

PSYCHIAT 747 - Child and Adolescent Development (15 Points)

PSYCHIAT 768 - Assessment, Formulation and Treatment Planning in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (30 Points)

15 points:

PSYCHIAT 741 - Therapy in Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Theory (15 Points)

A research methods course from:

POPLHLTH 701 - Research Methods in Health (15 Points)

POPLHLTH 704 - Undertaking Qualitative Health Research (15 Points)

POPLHLTH 705 - Evaluation Research Methods (15 Points)

POPLHLTH 708 - Epidemiology (15 Points)

POPLHLTH 767 - Health Services Research Methods (15 Points)

and a further 60 points from:

PSYCHIAT 740 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (15 Points)

PSYCHIAT 747 - Child and Adolescent Development (15 Points)

PSYCHIAT 768 - Assessment, Formulation and Treatment Planning in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (30 Points)

PSYCHIAT 769 - CBT with Children, Adolescents and their Families 1 (15 Points)

PSYCHIAT 770 - CBT with Children, Adolescents and their Families 2 (15 Points)

PSYCHIAT 766 - Youth Addiction and Co-existing Problems (15 Points)

PSYCHIAT 730 - Early Childhood Mental Health (30 points)

PSYCHIAT 773 - Youth Forensic Psychiatry (30 points)

Or

a further minimum of 30 points from:

PSYCHIAT 740 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

PSYCHIAT 747 - Child and Adolescent Development

PSYCHIAT 768 - Assessment, Formulation and Treatment Planning in ICAMH

PSYCHIAT 769 - CBT with Children, Adolescents and their Families 1

PSYCHIAT 770 - CBT with Children, Adolescents and their Families 2

PSYCHIAT 771 - Special Topic: Infant Mental Health, Early Environments and Nurturing Relationships

PSYCHIAT 772 - Special Topic: Infant Mental Health, Classification of Psychopathology and Effective Treatment

and up to 30 points from other courses approved by the Head of the School of Medicine.

Entry criteria

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a health-related discipline such as health sciences, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, or social work. You will need a Grade Point Average (GPA) or Grade Point Equivalent (GPE) of at least 2.5. You must be a health professional currently working in these service areas.

English language requirements:

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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