Coursework

Master of Youth Mental Health

The experience

Overview

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

The course is delivered as a partnership between the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Youth Mental Health and Orygen. You will learn from leading experts in the field, including:

  • Dr. Paul Badcock, Course Coordinator
  • Dr. Caitlin McDowell, Teaching Specialist
  • Dr. Stefanie DeSilva, Teaching Specialist
  • Dr. Elon Gersh, Teaching Specialist
  • Ms. Magdalene De Rozario, Teaching Specialist.
Profile

Miranda Sollychin

Miranda completed her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, before studying the Master of Youth Mental Health in 2017.

The Master of Youth Mental Health is a fun, exciting new Masters program that gets you involved with many different health professionals. You get to learn from the best and the brightest on this new and upcoming field that will change the way we view mental health as a whole – plus it's online!

Youth mental health is an incredible new field that has a huge emphasis on early intervention and prevention, as well as positive psychology that not only focuses on symptom reduction but building on a young person’s strengths and abilities.

Why did you decide to study the master of youth mental health?

I have had some initial exposure from my medical degree and research about youth mental health, but I definitely feel that it has been an area that is overlooked. Youth mental health is an incredible new field that has a huge emphasis on early intervention and prevention, as well as positive psychology that not only focuses on symptom reduction but building on a young person’s strengths and abilities. It is a modern way of approaching a patient, and not only can we use this to help the many young adults in need of help, but it helps the practitioners develop invaluable skills that can be applied to any future patients.

What do you like most about the course?

I really appreciate that the course is online and tailored to working professionals who can only commit part-time. Even though the course is online, the coordinators are amazing and put in a lot of effort to make the subjects feel interactive.

What have been the highlights of your time studying?

It has been a wonderful experience interacting with many different health professionals from varying fields. We have everybody from occupational therapists, psychologists, teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers and speech pathologists, to say the least. We all come from very different perspectives but have come together to share a common interest and learn as much as we can!