Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health
Investigate pathways to wellbeing
Addiction and mental illness are two of the biggest concerns in today’s world. Both are rampant and taking enormous tolls on individuals and society.
Our Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health provides a broad understanding of these issues and their treatment. What are the underlying causes of addiction and mental ill health? How can we mitigate harm, support recovery and treat more than just symptoms?
What will you do?
- Study the scientific bases of addiction, mental illness and related comorbidities.
- Investigate evidence-based treatments and interventions.
- Compare and analyse mental health and addiction data.
- Explore relevant national policy.
- Build advanced research skills.
Where could it take you?
This diploma will be beneficial to a range of professions that interact with addiction and mental health. These might include medical practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, educators, law enforcement officers and counsellors. You could also take on senior roles in a drug and alcohol organisations. You might design and implement educational campaigns and programs. Perhaps you’ll advise on policy or work in public health research.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Additional Entry Requirements||
All applicants must upload the following documents as part of the SATAC application:
|Higher Education Study||A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent and relevant work experience.|
Not offered to international students.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
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 and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Public Health, Public Health Officer, Social Worker, Health Educator, Health Officer, Health Promotion Professional, Therapist
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
|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
The Master of Public Health allows you to experience a wide range of topics within the field of public health. The research support and mentoring I received was a hugely positive experience as a young researcher.
I was continually inspired by the passion of my supervisory panel and their commitment to improving the lives of young people. I've also established connections with some of the world's leading epidemiologists and public health researchers.
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.
Last updated: Saturday, 25 Sep 2021