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.

Subject Courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry

Especially developed for busy health professionals the 1 year Postgraduate Diploma is formatted in 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

Starting with an initial 12-week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, you will then choose either the professional project module which includes a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional project or an attendance based independent prescribing module - we are the only provider offering this option.

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