The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (PGCertHSc) specialising in Mental Health
Nursing, is aimed at practitioners entering mental health nursing, and those experienced
in mental health nursing practice. There are courses for practitioners in their
first year of practice, and for those preparing for advanced practice, and nurse practitioner roles.
This specialisation is offered by the School of Nursing. Courses
in this specialisation are offered in a Flexible learning format.
Students are required to enrol in, and complete, the following courses:
NURSING 746 - Special Topic Evidence-based Practice and Implementation (30
- NURSING 753 - Specialty Practice in Mental Health Nursing (30 Points)
NURSING 754 - Legal Issues in Mental Health Nursing (15 Points)
NURSING 758 - Advancing Clinical Expertise in Nursing (15 Points)
NURSING 760 - Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy in Nursing Practice (15 Points)
NURSING 763 - Mental Health Nursing in Primary Care (15 Points)
NURSING 773 - Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (30 Points)
NURSING 774 - Nursing in Acute Mental Health Settings (30 Points)
NURSING 776 - Assessment and Clinical Decision Making in MHN
NURSING 777 - Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing (30 Points)
- other courses approved by the Head of the School of Nursing.
To ensure you enrol on time, please visit our postgraduate study section and
Step by step guide to enrolment.
Places on this programme are limited. Priority may be given to applications
received on or before the closing date of 8 December.
Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and
the schedule of courses can be found in
the University's Calendar Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in
For more information please contact: