About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
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Dr Paul Badcock
|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis|
|Year & campus||2019 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||12 months part-time|
The Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis has been developed by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Youth Mental Health in collaboration with Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health to equip the mental health workforce with the latest theory, research and evidence-based practice on early psychosis in young people. The course is delivered wholly online, and is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge on the various causes, features and phases of first episode psychosis; inform them about best-practice early intervention and treatment approaches; and build on their existing skills in the engagement, assessment and management of early psychosis in young people.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline such as Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, or related discipline; or
- an undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline, and at least two years of documented relevant professional work experience; or
- at least five years of documented relevant professional work experience, including clear evidence of career development, professional writing, and professional achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in cognate disciplines.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and, if relevant
- professional experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Note: Quotas may be applied.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Outline the major theories of youth mental health
- Describe and apply tailored approaches to engaging and assessing young people experiencing mental ill-health
- Describe evidence-informed advances in the prevention and early intervention of early psychosis in young people
- Explain the clinical staging and phases models of early psychosis and how these clinically manifest in young people
- Identify best-practice biological and psychosocial interventions that are applicable to the various stages of early psychosis and sensitive to the developmental tasks facing young people and their families
- Describe optimal approaches for the provision of early psychosis services to young people
- Assess the early signs of psychosis in young people
- Design and critically evaluate early intervention approaches to young people at risk of psychosis
- Design best-practice treatment plans which are applicable to the early stages of psychosis and sensitive to the developmental tasks facing young people and their families
The Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis will enhance students’:
- Capacity to translate knowledge into practice
- Critical and analytical thinking skills
- Problem solving skills
- Written communication skills
- Capacity for logical and independent thought
- Information management skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to find, evaluate and use relevant information
- Skills in information technology
- Ethical awareness and practice
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis will have acquired advanced knowledge in the specialized area of early psychosis in young people.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis will have developed:
- cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesize knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
- cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
- specialized technical and creative skills in a field of professional practice
- communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
- communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
C. Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
- to make high level, independent judgements in a range of functions in varied specialized contexts
- to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialized contexts with responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
- Semester 1:
a) Foundations of Youth Mental Health (Compulsory) – 12.5 points; level 9
b) Engaging and Assessing Young People (Compulsory) – 12.5 points; level 9
- Semester 2:
c) Early Psychosis in Young People (Compulsory) – 12.5 points; level 9
d) Interventions for Early Psychosis (Compulsory) – 12.5 points; level 9
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|PSYT90096||Foundations of Youth Mental Health||
|PSYT90097||Engaging and Assessing Young People||
|PSYT90112||Early Psychosis in Young People||
|PSYT90113||Interventions in Early Psychosis||
Graduates may progress to a range of other graduate coursework programs.
Last updated: 6 December 2019