Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience

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Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience


* Available Semester 2, 2020 subject to final approval

Program summary

Student profile
Professor Daniel Hermens
Program coordinator

Professor Daniel Hermens

Understand the changing landscape of mental health

Mental health is an issue of increasing importance across all aspects of society. This online program is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the rapidly evolving field of mental health, with a focus on the latest research and treatment options across a range of mental and substance-use disorders.

The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience is the only postgraduate program of its kind to be delivered fully online. Studying through USC's Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute, you will learn from experts at the forefront of mind and neuroscience research and clinical service delivery. Areas of focus include youth mental health and neurobiology, suicidality and the prevention of suicide, and recent and novel approaches to mental health treatment, such as psychedelics and brain stimulation. You will also learn about the growing role of advanced neuroimaging techniques in research, diagnosis and treatment.

Designed to be studied part time, this program is ideal for existing health professionals who are interested in developing their understanding and knowledge in emerging aspects of mental health and neuroscience.

* Available Semester 2, 2020 subject to final approval.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, candidates would normally be required to hold an undergraduate degree (AQF Level 7), or equivalent, from a recognised higher education institution in a relevant discipline, as determined by the Program Coordinator. Examples of relevant disciplines include science, medical science, nursing, medicine, psychology, health science and pharmacy.

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What will I study

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

PSY709 Mind and Neuroscience: Translational Research*
PSY710 Understanding and Preventing Suicide*
PSY711 Youth Mental Health and Neurobiology*
PSY712 Advanced Neuroimaging*

Note: Program structures are subject to change

Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
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How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.

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