Master of Social Sciences (Mental Health)
Candidates are required to complete 60 credits, including 5 compulsory courses (6 credits each), and three to five courses (6 or 12 credits each) or 3 elective courses (6 credits each) with a dissertation (12 credits). In the first year of study, students will acquire most current knowledge about the contexts, policies and practices in mental health. They will also be introduced to advanced and practical knowledge and skills in psychiatric assessment and mental health counselling. In the second year, students can choose to specialize in four areas in mental health (i.e. Integrative Mental Health, Children and Youth Mental Health, Psychogeriatric Care and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy). Candidates can take courses in other fields of study under the Master of Social Sciences (Behavioral Health, Gerontology, Social Service Management, Social Work) programmes. Special approval from the respective Programme Directors for the courses in the above-mentioned fields of study is needed.
|SOWK6265||Research methods in human service|
|SOWK6309||Mental health: policies and practices|
|SOWK6310||Psychosocial approaches in mental health care|
|SOWK6328||Theory and practice in mental health counselling|
|SOWK6329||Assessment in mental health: A bio-psychosocial approach|
Dissertation option: Candidates shall complete three of the following 6-credit courses. Non-dissertation option: Candidates shall complete three to five courses (6 or 12 credits each). If interested, candidates can choose courses to make up one of the four areas of concentration: (1) Integrative Mental Health (2) Children and Youth Mental Health, (3) Psychogeriatric Care and (4) Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy.
|SOWK6022||Emotion-focused interventions: theory and practice|
|SOWK6084||Intervention in health care settings|
|SOWK6201||Mental health problems in old age|
|SOWK6214||Children and youth mental health|
|SOWK6311||Cognitive-behaviour therapy skills training|
|SOWK6315||Neuropsychiatric assessment and interventions|
|SOWK6316||Practical issues in mental health care|
|SOWK6321||Mental health in contemporary China|
|SOWK6322||Special topics in mental health|
|SOWKXXXX||Cognitive-behaviour therapy supervised practice – general stream|
|SOWKXXXX||Cognitive-behaviour therapy supervised practice – clinical stream|
|SOWKXXXX||Mental health economics & policy|
(1) Candidates can take elective courses from both the core and elective courses in other fields of study under the Master of Social Sciences (Behavioral Health, Counselling, Gerontology, Nonprofit Management, Social Service Management, Social Work) programmes. Approval from the respective Programme Directors is needed.
(2) Not all elective courses will necessarily be offered in a given year. SOWKXXXX** Subject to the University’s approval
Student can opt for dissertation for two additional elective courses.