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Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Psychiatry)

Speciality Classification
Psychiatry / Mental Health
Camperdown NSW 2050
End Date
Face to face
6 months full-time / 1 -2 years part time
the University of Sydney


In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

The Graduate Certificate of Medicine (Psychiatry) will help you to develop a sophisticated understanding of the neuroscientific basis of psychiatry, gain expertise in critical appraisal and research design, strengthen your clinical capability, develop interdisciplinary clinical and research networks, and pursue research.

Psychiatrists provide a wide range of evidence-based and effective treatments, and work in multidisciplinary teams. There are many opportunities throughout this field for innovation, research, advocacy and leadership.

As a psychiatry student, you will learn from leading experts how to translate research into clinical practice and develop interdisciplinary clinical and research networks. We promote engaged enquiry and active problem solving, helping you to gain expertise in critical appraisal and research design.

Run by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre, an industry leader in the investigation and treatment of diseases of the brain and mind, this degree is taught part-time over three years. Facilitated by experienced clinicians and academics, classes are presented weekly, with face-to-face teaching supported by online learning. If you are not based in Sydney or if you are working evening or night shifts, you can join the class online or view class recordings later.

Who should do this degree?

It is ideal for trainee or current psychiatrists who wish to upgrade their knowledge or skills.

Course details

  • Faculty/University School: Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Credit points required: 24 
  • Course abbreviation: GradCertMed(Psychiatry) 
  • USyd code: GCMEDICI2PSR 
  • UAC code: N/A 
  • Study mode: On-campus 
  • Study type: PGEM 
  • Location: Camperdown/Darlington 

Duration full time: 6 months 

Duration part time: 1-2 years

What you'll study 

The Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Psychiatry) requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

You will learn how to translate research into clinical practice, and develop interdisciplinary clinical and research professional networks. Facilitated by experts, classes are presented in small groups and supported by online learning.

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Psychiatry)
Provider Type
6 months full-time / 1 -2 years part time
End Date
CPD Points
Credit points required: 24
Price Details
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $15,750 (indicative only)
Camperdown NSW 2050
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Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $15,750 (indicative only)
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