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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
CPD Study-Unit - MNH4001 Child and Adolescent Mental Health

During Semester 2 of Academic Year 2017/8, the Department of Mental Health shall be offering the study-unit MNH4001 Child and Adolescent Mental Health to registered professionals in possession of a first degree, currently working with children or adolescents.

Applications shall be received between the 27th November and the 1st December 2017.


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