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Global Mental Health

  • Ended
  • 7 500 South African rand
  • 165 West Street

Service Description

This course provides information related to mental health in the context of low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), specifically, related risk factors, the burden of mental illness, the impact of substance abuse on mental health, and effective policies and interventions that can improve health. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to work as part of a team to plan interventions to reduce the impact of mental illness within a population. Like all Ecorbit Academy courses, it is competency-based; competencies were developed in collaboration with global health and public health subject matter experts, and take into consideration the mapping of key competencies required by the public health wider workforce to contribute to public health priority by the South African National Department of Health. The course uses learning resources from accredited, world-class organizations such as the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the World Health Organization. There are four (4) modules to complete, which include: Module 1: Introduction to Global Mental Health Module 2: Epidemiology of Mental Health Conditions Module 3: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Module 4: Evidence-Based Interventions The completion time for this course is estimated to be 86 hours which includes 50 hours of didactics and curated resources and 36 hours of work participating in activities and quizzes to assist the student in the synthesis of the materials. This course is equivalent to 2 credit hours.

Contact Details

  • Ecorbit Health, West Street, Gauteng, Sandton, South Africa


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