About this course
After completing the course, GPs will enhance their clinical competency and will be equipped to assess, engage and appropriately intervene with patients in their workplace. Successful completion also allows the GP to be recognised as a trained provider of mental health to patients in the community and as a provider of focussed psychological strategies with the RACGP, ACRRM and the GPMHSC. Successful completion also encourages the student to consider further academic and / or vocational study.
The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health (General Practitioner) aims to enable students to build on their existing experience within the field of health care delivery to meet the mental health assessment and management needs of mental health consumers and their carers within their current and future general practice work environment.
- Practising GPs and GP Registrars with a minimum of three clinical sessions per week whose practice includes patients with mental health issues.
- Students must have regular access to a computer and the internet.
- Applicants will be required to demonstrate: active medical registration; proof of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.
- Interested GPs should be able to demonstrate an active interest in mental health as it applies to the domain of general practice. This includes a description of their own practice characteristics and evidence of further accredited mental health education and training.
- Submission of the pre-enrolment Writing Skills Assessment Task.