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Welcome to the Department of Mental Health

The Faculty of Health Sciences and staff of the Department of Mental Health welcome you to explore the programmes of study currently offered in mental health care. 

This new department, set up in 2015, is multi-disciplinary, its staff representing psychiatric nursing, psychotherapy and biological sciences. Currently this department offers a variety of psychiatric nursing courses, both on a part-time and full-time basis. Two courses are offered at undergraduate level and another two as Master programmes - one offered on a part-time basis and a second full-time dual International Masters programme in Community Psychiatric Nursing offered jointly with the University of Southern Indiana, USA. The Department also offers a course in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

The Department has a variety of Erasmus contracts with Universities in the UK allowing for student mobility for three-month exchanges to and from these Universities. It also has Erasmus teacher exchange programmes with Universities in the UK and Belgium. 

The World Health Organisation estimates that one person in every four will experience mental health challenges during their lifetime with depression ranking as the second highest health problem worldwide. It is vital that we work to try to increase our knowledge and skills in dealing with mental health related illnesses as well as reducing the stigma associated with them. As the Department grows it intends to offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in mental health specialities to all those working or interested in mental health care.

If you are interested in a career that gives you both academic achievement and personal satisfaction and wish to make a difference, you are to consider a career in nursing. I invite you to explore the courses offered by the Department and should you be interested in furthering your studies in a specialist area of mental health, please contact us on +356 2340 1912 to make an appointment and discuss the possibility of joining us. 

Dr Josianne Scerri
Courses to be Offered as from October 2018

A list of courses to be offered by the Faculty as from October 2018, together with details on the application process and all the relevant information is available via the prospective students page.

Dates for interviews that will be held with applicants for limited number courses (in the event of over-subscription), as well as interviews to be held with applicants considered in terms of the ‘Adult Learner’ clause can be accessed here.

The page is constantly being updated. Applicants are advised to check the page regularly for further information.

Master of Science programme in Diabetes Care
The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery will be offering a new Master of Science programme in Diabetes Care.

This Master degree will provide a clinical specialist postgraduate opportunity for practicing medical, nursing and allied health professionals in an area where continued development of practice is needed. This programme of studies will take an interdisciplinary approach, bringing students and academics of the different professional groups within the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery together, allowing interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research.

For further details please follow this link.

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