Programme participants complete a 60 point Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences – Child and Adolescent Mental Health. This qualification consists of three courses.
- PSYCHIAT 747 Child and Adolescent Development (Semester 1 - 15 points)
- PSYCHIAT 740 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (Semester 2 - 15 points)
- PSYCHIAT 768 Clinical Skills in Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health Assessment (Semesters 1 and 2 - 30 points).
The study is normally undertaken over two consecutive academic years, but may be undertaken over one year at the discretion of the university. The study involves five two-day on-campus teaching blocks, online learning and self-directed learning as well as supervision.
The clinical component of the programme provides the participant with opportunities to expand their clinical skills and apply knowledge gained in the formal teaching programme. Clinical placements are a minimum of 1,000 hours over the duration of the programme and are normally completed in the participant’s workplace.
For more information on the programme content and entry criteria, refer to the programme service specifications.