Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience

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.

USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
1 year part time
Study mode
Total courses
Total units
48 units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

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 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.

This program is also suitable as a pathway to higher degree research, or to the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Neuroscience (available 2021 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.

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

MHN701 Mental Health and Neuroscience: Translational Research
MHN702 Youth Mental Health and Neurobiology
MHN703 Advanced Neuroimaging
MHN704 Understanding and Preventing Suicide

Note: Program structures are subject to change

Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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