Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD054
The Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health provides a broad understanding of mental health and addiction science and the current principles of addiction management. The diploma is optimal for medical and nursing practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, educators, law enforcement and corrections officers, and other professionals who wish to develop the skills and knowledge to develop careers and work effectively in the field of addiction and mental health.
Taught by experts in their discipline, the diploma covers the scientific basis of addiction, mental health and related comorbidities, comparative epidemiology, evidence based interventions, research methodology and national addictions and mental health policy.
Graduates are prepared to undertake senior roles in drug and alcohol organisations, policy development, research and management in many areas including public health, social work, health education, health promotion, and therapy.
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SATAC Code 3GD054 Intake February Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent and relevant work experience. Additional Entry RequirementsWithin ten days of submitting a formal SATAC preference, applicants must provide all required additional information on line directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/gdaddmenthlth/application.htmlSATAC Code: 3GD054
Not offered to international students.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $21,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates are prepared for senior roles in mental health and addiction in practice, research and management.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Public Health, Public Health Officer, Social Worker, Health Educator, Health Officer, Health Promotion Professional, Therapist
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
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Students complete 4 core courses in Addiction and Mental Health.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year 1 PHARM 7011EX Drug Effects and Biology of Addiction PHARM 7012EX Pharmacotherapy and other Responses to Drug Problems NURSING 6205HO Mental Health NURSING 6204HO Coexisting Addiction and Mental Health
May include essays, case studies, annotated bibliographies, exams, study portfolios, tutorial participation and other assignments
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Last updated: Monday, 1 Jan 2018