Global Mental Health, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 4 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    800
    Tuition (Module)
    800
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the significance of mental health in the global context, the challenges involved in scaling up the coverage of evidence-based interventions to close the ‘mental health gap’ and recent progress towards achieving this objective.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This annual short course is run jointly with the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. Please visit the Institute of Psychiatry website for course details and registration.

The Course

The Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH), a collaboration between King’s Health Partners (including the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, present the Global Mental Health Summer School Course 2014. This four day course, designed and taught by members of the CGMH, will provide participants with an in depth understanding of the issues encompassed by the new discipline of GMH including: the public health significance of mental health in a global context; the challenges involved in scaling up evidence-based interventions to close the 'treatment gap'; the application of epidemiological and health systems research methodologies in furtherance of the global mental health agenda. The course will also provide a fresh look at progress made towards achieving the aims of the global mental health agenda and present the findings of recent work undertaken by CGMH members.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 4 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level
    Bachelor

Programme Structure

Course Content
Topics covered include:
  • Introduction to Global Mental Health: A new discipline comes of age
  • Overview of current research on scaling up mental health care in resource poor settings
  • Case studies in community mental health
  • Ethics in Global Mental Health Research
  • Introduction to culture and mental health
  • Stigma and mental health
  • Technical issues in instrument adaptation, development and validation
  • Design and evaluation of complex interventions
  • Health economics in mental health
  • Research into policy
  • Implementing WHO mhGAP
  • Communicating research
Who Should Apply?
The course has previously attracted a very diverse body of students from high, middle and low income countries, including but not limited to:
  • Consumers and their caregivers
  • Development scientists
  • Global health academics
  • Government policy makers
  • Mental health researchers
  • Health service planners
  • Public health specialists
  • Mental health professionals (physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, etc)
  • Mental health lawyers and advocates
  • Human health and development and humanitarian assistance NGO policy officers and field operatives

Academic Requirements

The course has previously attracted a very diverse body of students from high, middle and low income countries, including but not limited to:

  • Development scientists, global health academics
  • Government policymakers, health service planners
  • Public health specialists
  • Psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses and other MH professionals
  • Users and consumers of mental health services
  • Mental health advocates
  • Human and economic development agencies - policy officers, field operatives

The course teaching methods emphasizes a strong interactive and participatory element, with a variety of teaching methods including practicals and case studies, making the most of the wide range of backgrounds and relevant experiences contributed by participants.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 800 International
  • GBP 800 EU/EEA

Full price: £800 Participants who are nationals of and resident in middle-income countries: £400 Participants who are nationals of and resident in LIC: £150 KCL/LSHTM students: £150 KCL/LSHTM staff: £400 Students from other high-income countries institutions: £400. Payable by: 8 September.

Funding

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