NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Health Sciences College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Postgraduate Certificate DURATION: 1 year, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20–25 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1PHP1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: 31 August 2021, subject to a prescribed minimum registering. Closing date will be earlier if the course is oversubscribed with suitably qualified applicants.

Mental Health Promotion

Your Course The Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion is a part-time outreach programme (Level 9) that has been jointly developed by NUI Galway and Mental Health Ireland. This programme is designed for professionals working in different sectors who wish to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies of mental health promotion and its implementation in practice. The programme’s aim is to provide participants with professional education and training in the principles and practice of promoting positive mental health and well-being. Course participants will acquire an understanding of the concepts, principles and evidence base for mental health promotion and the practical implementation of mental health promotion interventions from a national and international perspective. Programme delivery is through blended learning with online course materials for self-study accompanied by face-to-face instruction through lectures and workshops, with students attending one day per month throughout the academic year. On-site delivery will be offered at the NUI Galway campus. This programme is open to those working in a professional capacity in areas such as mental health, health promotion, public health, primary care, education, community work, nursing, social work, psychology and allied fields. In 2020–2021, the programme may be delivered predominantly online with limited face-to-face contact and on-campus attendance expected from students. This change is in line with university guidelines developed in relation to Government guidance on COVID-19 restrictions. Extra support and guidance will be provided to all students in order to optimise utilisation and engagement with online learning platforms. Career Opportunities Graduates will work in a broad range of professional sectors to incorporate mental health promotion into their practice, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based mental health promotion actions. The learning from this programme will support professional development and workforce capacity in mental health promotion, positioning graduates to advance their role in this field and re- orientate their practice to support the promotion of population mental health and well-being. Minimum Entry Requirements Entry requirement is a primary degree; each applicant is assessed individually on relevant professional experience, level of motivation and suitability as per the personal statement submitted on the online application.

CONTACT Denise Glavin T: +353 91 493 092 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. You wish to develop your your knowledge, skills and competencies of mental health promotion and its implementation in practice. 2. You are interested in expanding your understanding of the concepts and determinants of positive mental health and the promotion of mental health equity and well-being. 3. You wish to incorporate the principles of best practice in implementing mental health promotion, based on current international and national research on evidence-based practice and policy.

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