Mental Health

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Mental Health
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 19225 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PG Dip.
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 1 year full-time.

This programme runs twice a year in both Semester 1 (Autumn) and Semester 2 (Spring).
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Entrance requirements
A primary medical degree and full or limited registration with the GMC (London or Dublin).

Applicants must hold one of the following suitable positions and be undertaking a rotation/employment in a mental health s...

Number of Places 60

Expand+Mental Health highlights
There has been a Medical School at Queen’s University Belfast since 1849!

Career Development
•The School, through its Postgraduate and Professional Development Office, is committed to equipping postgraduate students ...

Course Content

This Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health is designed for doctors in training who are preparing for a career in Psychiatry, General Practice or General Medicine and is suitable for Trainee Psychiatrists preparing for College examinations. ...

Subjects Taught Course Structure
In addition to supervised practice, attendance at an induction course, case conferences and journal clubs at the base hospital, students must attend a formal teaching course involving seminars which cover the following topics:

Current Models of Mental Disorder
The Major Categories of Mental Illness
Physical Methods of Treatment
Psychological Therapies
Assessment Method Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:
1. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
2. A written MCQ examination
3. Two written 'Long Cases' of patients students have seen during the period of their clinical placement.

Written examination consisting of 100 multiple choice questions

Two written 'Long Cases' of patients students have seen during the period of their clinical post
Careers or Further Progression Career Prospects
This PG Diploma aims to provide students with advanced skills, knowledge and understanding in the area of mental health, which can also enhance their career opportunities in Psychiatry, General Practice and General Medicine.
Further Enquiries Postgraduate and Professional Development Office
Health Sciences Building
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
T: +44 (0)28 9097 2615
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