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

Overview

A Postgraduate Certificate designed for health professionals working in the field of mental health. The programme is offered through the University of Otago, Christchurch and the Dunedin School of Medicine.

Requirements

a) Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).

b) 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 present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) are available on the University of Otago website.

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

i 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)
ii One of the following papers (30 points)
  • PSME 404 Assessment of Addiction and Coexisting Disorders (30 points)
  • PSME 405 Contemporary Approaches to Mental Health Practice (30 points)
  • PSME 406 Research Methods : Mental Health (30 points)
  • PSME 407 Forensic Psychiatry (30 points)
  • PSME 416 Applied Theory of Addiction and Coexisting Disorders (30 points)
  • PSME 418 Eating Disorders (30 points)
  • PSME 422 Treatment of Addiction and Coexisting Disorders (30 points)
  • PSME 424 Pharmacotherapy of Addiction and Coexisting Disorders (30 points)
  • PSME 432 An Introduction to Perinatal Psychiatry (30 points)
  • PSME 433 An Introduction to Infant Mental Health (30 points)
  • PSME 439 Intellectual Disability: Theory into 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