The experience


Online learning

As a student at a school committed to professional, continuing and executive education, you’ll have access to high-quality online education tools – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience.

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

Gain access to the highest levels of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who you will learn from

Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

In this course you will learn from the following experts:

  • Professor Bernhard Baune, Cato Chair and Head of Department of Psychiatry
  • Professor Chris Pantelis, Foundation Professor of Neuropsychiatry NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Scientific Director of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre
  • Associate Professor Alessandra Radovini, Consultant Psychiatrist Director of Mindful, Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health
  • Professor Nicola Lautenschlager, Current Chair of Old Age Psychiatry
  • Professor Carol Harvey, Director of the Psychosocial Research Centre
  • Professor Louise Newman, Director, Centre for Women’s Mental Health Professor of Psychiatry and Subject Coordinator, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Chee Ng, Healthscope Chair of Psychiatry Director of International Unit, Department of Psychiatry, St Vincent’s Hospital, Co-Director of Asia-Australia Mental Health, and Site Director of WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health
  • Professor Richard Kanaan, Chair of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist, Austin Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.