The programme provides a learning opportunity about the two-way connections between mental health practice and philosophy. Graduates of this programme who come from mental health practice will be equipped with philosophical skills and knowledge that bring more clarity, understanding and decision-making ability in mental health practice. Graduates of this programme who come from philosophy will gain more insight into areas of philosophy that are relevant to and enriched by the real life experiences of mental health care users and practitioners.
Master of Philosophy in Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health [ MPhil (Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health) ]
(a) Requirements for admission
A bachelor honours degree or equivalent in a field of relevance to either mental health or philosophy eg MBChB; BPsych; BAHons; LLB; BCur; BOccTher, is the minimum admission requirement. Practical experience and/or a relevant master’s degree is strongly recommended e.g. MMed (Psych); MA (Philosophy); MA (Psychology); MA (Sociology) MA (Social Work); MMus (Music Therapy); LLM; MCur, MOccTher.
One year full-time or two years part-time study (with choice of e-learning)
166 Health Sciences 2014
FEG 881 Core concepts in philosophy and mental health 881
FEG 882 Philosophy of science and mental health 882
FEG 883 Philosophy of mind and mental health 883