Psychiatry

Admission requirements


Admission to the:

  • Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Psychiatry)
  • Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Psychiatry)
  • Master of Medicine (Psychiatry)

requires:

  • a medical degree
  • current employment in a RANZCP-accredited training position in psychiatry or equivalent position, or have previously done psychiatry training in Australia or overseas
  • current medical registration in Australia

See the Course Rules for further details.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Psychiatry) requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

The Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Psychiatry) requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
  • 30 credit points of stream specific units of study; OR 24 credit points of stream specific units of study and 6 credit points of stream specific elective units of study.

The Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of compulsory units of study
  • 36 credit points of stream specific units of study; OR, minimum of 24 credit points of stream specific units of study and up to 12 credit points of stream specific elective units of study to make up 36 credit points.

The Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Psychiatry) requires the successful completion of 60 credit points of units of study including:

  • 48 credit points of study as required for the Master; and
  • 12 credit points of project units of study

Selecting units of study

Compulsory units of study

Unit of study code and name Credit points Delivery mode
Compulsory unit of study for Graduate Diploma students
Graduate Diploma students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study
BMRI5020
Research Enquiry
 6 (available semester 1)  face to face (evening)
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
 6 (available semester 1 & 2)  online
Compulsory units of study for Master students
Master students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study
Master students must select 6 credit points from the units listed below
BMRI5020
Research Enquiry
 6 (available semester 1)  face to face (evening)
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
 6 (available semester 1 & 2)  online
Master students must select a further 6 credit points from the capstone units listed below
BMRI5055
Research Project in Psychiatry 
 6 (available semester 1 & 2)  supervision
BMRI5017
Genetics of Brain and Mind Disorders
 6 (available semester 2)  block mode
BMRI5001
History, Philosophy and Ethics in Brain & Mind Science
 6 (available semester 2)  face to face (evening)
BMRI5027
Leadership & Policy in Mental Health
 6 (available semester 2)  block mode
Stream Specific Units of Study

Unit of study code and name

Credit points Delivery mode
Graduate Certificate students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study
Graduate Diploma students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study
Master students must complete 24-36 credit points of stream specific units of study
Offered Semester 1
BMRI5003
Clinical Psychiatry 1
 6  face to face
BMRI5052
Child and Youth Mental Health (available in odd numbered years)
 6  face to face (day)
Offered Semester 2
BMRI5050
Clinical Psychiatry II  
 6  face to face
BMRI5053
Bodies, Brains and Minds in Connection (available in odd numbered years)
 6  face to face
BMRI5012
Brain Ageing
 6  face to face (evening)
BMRI5054
Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Care (available in even numbered years)
 6  face to face (day)

Sample Pattern of Enrolment

The Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Psychiatry) and embedded degrees can only be undertaken on a part-time basis.

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

UoS code and name

 UoS code and name

BMRI5003
Clinical Psychiatry I 

BMRI5050
Clinical Psychiatry II
Year 2 (or Year 3)

Semester 1

Semester 2

UoS code and name

 UoS code and name

BMRI5052
Child and Youth Mental Health

BMRI5053
Bodies Brains and Minds in Connection

BMRI5020
Research Inquiry

OR

CEPI5100

Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

BMRI5012 Brain Ageing
Year 3 (or Year 2)

Semester 1

Semester 2

UoS code and name

 UoS code and name

Choose one *capstone from the list below

BMRI5054
Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Care (not on offer in 2017)

* Students should undertake a capstone in their final year of study. The capstone can be one of the following:

  • BMRI5055 Research Project in Psychiatry
  • BMRI5001 History, Philosophy and Ethics in Brain & Mind Science
  • BMRI5017 Genetics of Brain and Mind Disorders
  • BMRI5027 Leadership & Policy in Mental Health