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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Forensic Mental Health

Overview

A postgraduate certificate designed for health professionals working in the field of forensic mental health.

Requirements

  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
  2. Every candidate for the Certificate shall:
    1. be a graduate or possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years' full-time tertiary study
    2. have experience of or be currently working in the relevant field of health care
    3. present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)

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Structure of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Forensic Mental Health

i One compulsory paper (30 points)
  • PSME 407 Forensic Psychiatry (30 points)
ii One of the following papers (30 points)
  • PSME 401 The Nature, Extent and Assessment of Mental Disorders (30 points)
  • NURS 403 Mental Health Nursing Practice (30 points)

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Contact

Judith Stone
Departmental / Postgraduate Administrator
Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 372 6704
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz