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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 at Master’s  level , on a part-time basis. The Department also offers two  professional  development programmes  one  in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and the other on the ‘Rights and Responsibilities In Mental Health care’ in collaboration with the office of the Commissioner of Mental Health. 

The Department has a variety of Erasmus contracts with Universities in the UK and Belgium allowing for student mobility and 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
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The Professor Donia Baldacchino Research Fund

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Continuing Professional Development Study-Units

Each Academic Year, the Faculty of Health Sciences offers a number of Continuing Professional Development study-units for registered practitioners. The study-units are aimed to keep health professionals abreast of the continuing advances in the medical field and related technologies.

During Semester 2 of Academic Year 2018/9, the Faculty will be offering a number of study-units to registered professionals. Further details on this study-units to be offered may be accessed here.

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Imaging (Ultrasound: Gynaecological and Obstetric)

This professional course is being delivered by staff members of the University or Malta as well as staff members from King's College London (KCL) via an electronic link. Staff from King's College London will be involved in the assessment and delivery of the course. KCL is accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE)


The course is set to commence in January 2019.


For more information on the course kindly follow this link.


To apply for the course, kindly follow this link


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