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.
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
- Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general postgraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form.
- Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
- Search for answers, ask questions or contact Student Central
How to enrol
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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).
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.
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.
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