Mental Health and Addictions: postgraduate papers and qualifications you can study

This page has the postgraduate mental health papers and qualifications (courses) that you can study at AUT. See links to paper descriptions and outlines of each qualification.

Who can study Mental Health and Addictions at postgraduate level?

  • The mental health and addictions papers within the health programmes are open to all qualified health professionals and are designed to extend practitioner knowledge and skills for advanced mental health and addictions practice.
  • Students, provided they meet the entry requirements, can enter postgraduate programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or master's levels outlined below.

About postgraduate study in Mental Health and Addictions

  • A range of evidence and theories related to mental health and addictions recovery and rehabilitation are explored, along with strategies for understanding and supporting change in both individual lives and wider service systems.
  • The papers allow students to examine the complexities of the practice context and apply their learning as they go.

More information

  • Below is a summary only. Detailed information sheets for each paper can be downloaded or printed from the More Information web page.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Mental Health and Addictions (AK3484) 60 points

The PgCertHSc provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development.

You select 30 points from:
MENH802 Concepts of Recovery in Mental Health (30 points)
MENH804 Assessment for Addictions in Mental Health (30 points)

And select 30 points from:
MENH801 - Enhancing Social Participation in Mental Health
(15 points) plus 15 points postgraduate paper approved by the Programme Leader
MENH803 Mental Health Practice (30 points)
MENH805 Intervention for Addictions in Mental Health (30 points)

In order for students to be considered for DAPAANZ registration they will need to complete MENH804 Assessment for addictions in mental health and MENH805 Interventions for addictions in mental health and have an applied health or social science degree.

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Mental Health and Addictions (AK3487) 120 points

The PgDipHSc is a coursework programme which can lead into the Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice. It provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your speciality discipline and scholarly development.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Mental Health and Addictions papers* (60 points)

And select one research paper:
HEAL840 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice^ (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)

Select one professional paper:
HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

Complete specialty core paper:
MENH801 Enhancing Social Participation in Mental Health (15 points)

And one approved 15 point paper**

Master of Health Practice in Mental Health and Addictions (AK3733) 180 points

The MHPrac is for health professionals with at least three years’ clinical experience. It is ideal for those health and sport practitioners who wish to extend their practical knowledge and take their career to a higher level.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Mental Health and Addictions papers (120 points)

And:
HEAL997 Practice Project (60 points)

Master of Health Science*** (AK3485) 240 points

The MHSc provides an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and to develop research capabilities.

This degree comprises core and specialist papers and a thesis or dissertation, which gives you the opportunity to complete research relevant to your programme of study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Mental Health and Addictions papers (120 points)
And:
HEAL999 Thesis** (120 points)

Within this subject area other relevant optional papers may be undertaken with the approval of the Associate Dean Postgraduate. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.

Doctor of Health Science

The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) is designed for health professionals with at least five years’ professional experience who wish to broaden their professional practice competency and expertise. It comprises papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is undertaken by research only. There is no compulsory coursework involved. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate degree that is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career.

A successful candidate will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in health and environmental research.

Students will have supervisors to guide and advise them, with one assigned as the primary supervisor.

What the symbols mean

Flexible learning options are available. This involves online, block course or distance learning (subject to change).
^ For non research-thesis pathway.
* A postgraduate certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a postgraduate diploma. Please refer to the AUT University Calender for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning.
** If completing a 120 point thesis, you need to have completed
either: Qualitative Research II OR Quantitative Research II.
*** Unendorsed

Last updated: 24-Aug-2017 7.28am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.