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Unleash your potential with the Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health at Queen's University Belfast. Tailored for aspiring Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, and General Medicine professionals, this programme offers a comprehensive understanding of psychiatric disorders, treatment approaches, and psychopharmacology. Through a blend of theory and practical modules, students engage with subject experts, enhancing their skills and employability. The course structure includes two 60 CAT modules, combining weekly theory sessions with clinical placements in mental health settings. Entry requires a primary medical degree and GMC registration, ensuring students are equipped for success. With a focus on clinical training and expert supervision, this programme sets the stage for a rewarding career in mental health. Stand out with the Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medal and Prize, and explore wider opportunities through the Graduate Plus initiative. Elevate your career and make a difference in the field of mental health with this prestigious programme.

About the course

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. In conjunction with a clinical placement in a mental health setting, this programme enables students to gain a good understanding of the major psychiatric disorders, approaches to treatment and psychopharmacology.

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Entry 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 setting:

- GPST1 (General Practitioner Specialist Training Year 1)
- FY2 - Foundation Year 2
- CT1 - Consultant Trainee Year 1
- CT2 - Consultant Trainee Year 2
- LAT1 (Locum Appointed for Training Year 1)
- Staff Grade or equivalent
- Acceptable equivalent ROI Post

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Where is Queen’s University Belfast


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