Online courses in Clinical Psychiatry
Mental health care is evolving. Changes to the Mental Health Act, the official recognition of spectrum disorders such as OCD and autism and the increasing demand on mental health services is impacting this growing field.
So healthcare professionals on the front line, including primary care and specialist units, need to be equipped with the skills and specialist knowledge to deal with mental health patients confidently and effectively.
Our Postgraduate Diploma and MSc courses aim to:
- Consolidate knowledge to ensure best patient care and service outcomes
- Ensure you’re up to date with new classifications, treatments, and assessments that integrate psychological and social sciences
- Provide an understanding of how the Mental Health Act and the Capacity Acts influence delivery of services and the implications for you as a professional
- Demonstrate how the field links to acute medicine, surgery, perinatal services, children’s services and primary care
Who are the courses for?
Healthcare professionals frequently seeing patients displaying symptoms of mental health issues. You could be working in a clinical setting, either in the UK or overseas, in a role such as a psychiatrist, general practitioner, nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, psychologist, pharmacist or physiotherapist.
Postgraduate Diploma or MSc?
When deciding which course to apply for, you have options, depending on your circumstances and preferences:
The 1 year Postgraduate Diploma
You’ll complete the Postgraduate Diploma in 1 year and receive your transcript from the university on completion of the course. You’ll then have the option to progress and complete the MSc course.
The 1 year MSc
To apply directly to the MSc you will need to have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma - either with Diploma MSc or another UK university having completed similar modules.
The 2 year MSc
You’ll still complete the Postgraduate Diploma in year 1 and the MSc in year 2 however this is a popular option for many students as many student finance providers won’t offer support for funding for the Postgraduate Diploma alone.
Apply now for the Postgraduate Diploma.
Meet the Course Director
Prof Tayyeb Tahir BSc, MBBS, Diploma in Psychiatry, FRCPsych, Doctorate in Medicine (MD)
Current post: Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at the University Hospital of Wales
- Research award for SpRs in Wales
- WHO Prize Winner, Diploma in Psychiatry, Victoria University of Manchester
- Gold Medal, essay competition "Institutional vs. Community Care." 9th International
Psychiatric Conference, Peshawar
Professor Tahir has completed comprehensive training and worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist with the NHS, having undertaken work as both a Consultant and Trainer in Psychiatry. He has established partnerships between his department at the University Hospital of Wales and the occupational health departments of South Wales Fire Service and Cardiff County Council for providing occupational mental health services.
Professor Tahir's special interests are in the field of General Adult Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Old Age Psychiatry. He has extensive experience in managing a spectrum of psychiatric disorders including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, depression, bipolar affective disorder, somatoform disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, phobias, dementia, delirium and medically unexplained symptoms.