Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences - Community Mental Health
Course code: 1976 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipMH(Cmnty) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 4 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
Off-campus (Clayton - P/T only)
This course is directed towards health care professionals working within the mental health and psychiatric disability fields who wish to upgrade and develop their skills and knowledge in contemporary community mental health practice.
On completion of the course graduates will have: developed an understanding of models of mental health service delivery, including understanding of their historical, political and social contexts, Developed a greater understanding of assessments of needs for community mental health services in clinical contexts, Developed a greater understanding of available methods of clinical intervention with clients with mental health problems, and the evidence base for their effectiveness, Cultivated an understanding of evaluation of clinical intervention in routine and research contexts and developed their ability to apply their understandings of community mental health theory in clinical and organisational contexts. Electives offer opportunities for development of special interests in service delivery in community mental health.
In first year of the course, students complete four core units, and in second year they choose four elective units from the list below.
Assessment will be in the form of written reports or essays.
Course Coordinator, Southern Synergy: Southern Health Adult Psychiatry: telephone +61 3 9554 1588; email firstname.lastname@example.org