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


A Postgraduate Certificate designed for health professionals working in the field of mental health.


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
  3. 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 programme

Two compulsory papers (60 points)
  • PSME 432 An Introduction to Perinatal Psychiatry (30 points)
  • PSME 433 An Introduction to Infant Mental Health (30 points)

Further information

Judith Stone
Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch , New Zealand
Tel +64 3 372 6704