Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Mental Health Nursing

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:

60 points: 

  • HLTHSCI 703 - Psychological Interventions in Health Care  (30 Points)
  • NURSING 742 - Biological Science for Practice (30 Points)
  • NURSING 746 - Evidence-based Practice and Implementation (30 Points)
  • NURSING 773 - Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (30 Points)
  • NURSING 774 - Nursing People in Acute Mental Health Crisis (30 Points)
  • NURSING 776 - Advanced Assessment in MHN (30 Points)
  • NURSPRAC 718 - Contemporary Mental Health and Addictions Nursing Practice (30 Points)
  • NURSPRAC 719 - Clinical Practice in Mental Health and Addictions (30 Points)
  • POPLPRAC 761 - Mental Health in Old Age (30 Points)
  • Other courses approved by the Head of the School of Nursing.


Important information

Places on this programme are limited. Priority may be given to applications received on or before the closing date of 8 December.

New students, to ensure you enrol on time, please visit our step-by-step guide to applications, admission, and enrolment.

To apply for this programme click on the red APPLY NOW button.  


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 Health Sciences.

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