The Mental Health 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. A range of evidence and theories related to mental health 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.
Students, provided they meet the entry requirements, can enter postgraduate programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters levels outlined below.
Below is a summary only. Detailed paper information is available on the More Information web page. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.
The PgCertHSc provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development. This programme may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.
Students select 30 points from:
589341 Concepts of Recovery in Mental Health (30 points)
589343 Assessment for Addiction in Mental Health (30 points)
Or other relevant optional papers with the approval of the Associate Dean Postgraduate.
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 specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development. Successful Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science graduates can add one research paper, one professional paper and a speciality paper to complete this postgraduate diploma.
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Mental Health papers (60 points)
SELECT 1 RESEARCH PAPER:
589120 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice^ (15 points)
589125 Integrative Research (15 points)
SELECT 1 PROFESSIONAL PAPER:
589126 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
589127 Practice Reality (15 points)
COMPLETE SPECIALTY CORE PAPER:
589340 Enhancing Social Participation in Mental Health (15 points)
And 1 approved 15 point paper
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 papers (120)
589600 Practice Project (60 points)
Alternative papers approved by the Associate Dean Postgraduate (60 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 papers (120 points)
589690 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.
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 of papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.
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.
Flexible learning options are available. This involves online, block course or distance learning (subject to change).
^ For non research-thesis pathway.
** If completing a 120 point thesis, you need to have completed
either: Qualitative Research I and II OR Quantitative Research I and II.