Psychiatry

Course Rules

The Course Rules for this course can be found here.

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 the Master course; and
  • 12 credit points of stream specific 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
Neuroethics
 6 (available semester 2)  face to face (evening)
BMRI5027
Leadership & Policy in Mental Health
 6 (available semester 1 & 2)  block mode
PSTY5001
Psychodynamic Principles and Frameworks
 6 (available semester 1)   face to face
PSTY5002
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT)
 6 (available semester 1 & 2)   face to face
PSTY5004
Growth Trauma, and Adaption
 6 (available semester 2)   face to face
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)
PSTY5001
Psychodynamic Principles and Frameworks
 6  face to face
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)
PSTY5002
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy
 6  face to face

PSTY5004
Growth Trauma, and Adaption

 6  face to face