You are here:
Improve your capacity to support mental health
All doctors have an opportunity to improve their capability to support mental health and ill-health in those they work with in this exciting new specialisation. The specialisation enables doctors to learn with each other, as well as the opportunities to gain interprofessional perspectives at the heart of contemporary mental health care. Building upon over 50 years’ experience training and education experience with Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Rural and Remote Practitioners and other medical professionals this specialisation is open to all medical professionals.
Medical specialisation specific units are delivered across 15 teaching weeks to enable focus on profession specific application to practice. Medical specialisation units should support ongoing AHPRA CPD requirements, with options for flexible study and elective units
The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma is offered in 50 hour units over a 5 week teaching period. This includes:
Strengths-based Assessment and Care Planning (8ALF002)
Recovery and Recovery-oriented practice (8ALF007)
Trauma Informed Care and Practice (8ALF008)
Core Therapeutic Skills (8ALF006)
Sustaining Your Mental Health Practice (8ALF005)
Attachment, Development and Promoting Mental Health Across the Lifespan (8ALK004)
Diversity and Mental Health (8ALK009)
Mental Health, Ill Health and Suicide (8ALK001)
Choice of other eligible unit
8AMF110 Medical mental health care(50 hours over TP1, 2 and 3).
8AMF112 Mental health prescribing(50 hours over TP4, 5 and 6).
Evidence-based practice (8ALF013)
Recovery and Recovery-oriented practice [8ALF007]
Trauma Informed Care and Practice [8ALF008]
Physical and Mental Health (8ALK011)
Structured Therapies 1 (8ALF016)
Interprofessional communication and collaboration (8ALF012)
Improving Aboriginal Social and Emotional Welfare (8ALF020)
Understanding mental health care in Australia (8ALK010)
8AMF110 Medical mental health care(50 hours over TP1, 2 and 3)
8AMF112 Mental health prescribing (50 hours over TP4, 5 and 6).
Learn more about the student experience.