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 online psychiatry courses 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.

Subject Courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry*

This course is subject to validation

Especially developed for busy health professionals the 1 year Postgraduate Diploma course includes 6 modules (120 credits), each of 6 weeks duration; the course is designed to be practical and clinically focused.

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Clinical Psychiatry* MSc

This course is subject to validation

Starting with an initial 12-week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, you will then complete the professional project module which includes a 1,200 word proposal and 10,800 word professional project.

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*Course content, including the course title, is subject to validation. This means details may change but the content of this page will be reflected in the course once validated.

Applications open for March 2019