Graduate Diploma in International Psychiatry

      Course overview

      • 1 year part time
      • Online
      • Available to domestic and international students.


      Please note this course is not running in Term 4 2019. From 2020, this course will only run in Term 1 and Term 3. Applications for 2020 are now open.

      With the Graduate Diploma in International Psychiatry, medical practitioners learn the necessary knowledge and skills to provide up to date and quality care to their patients with mental illness.

      The University of Melbourne has teamed up with the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) to develop a compact, six-month diploma program that provides affordable quality psychiatry training to healthcare professionals in developing as well as developed countries. If you are a medical practitioner who wants to up skill your qualifications in psychiatry and provide the latest in quality mental healthcare to your patients, this is the course for you.

      Course aims

      This course is designed to provide healthcare practitioners with the most up to date and relevant knowledge and skills to administer quality care to patients with mental illness. The subjects provide essential background theory and foundation knowledge, and cover the most common psychiatric disorders encountered in adult populations worldwide. The course builds upon pre-existing theoretical knowledge and addresses a wide range of psychiatric disorders, with a focus on an evidence-based management approach. In addition, there is a special focus on transcultural psychiatry and service delivery issues in diverse socioeconomic settings, thereby creating a uniquely global perspective on mental health.

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