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Title: Global Mental Health in Low- and Middle-Income-Settings
Keywords: Psychosocial
Mental health
Chronic Health Problems
Country: Germany
Institution: Germany - Center for International Health at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München
Course coordinator: Dr. Wolfgang Krahl
Date start: 2023-02-06
Date end: 2023-02-10
About duration and dates: Registration Deadline: 2023-01-20; One week (32.5 contact hours); Pre- reading (50 hours). Pre-reading issued two weeks prior to course.
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Course location: CIHLMU Teaching and Training Unit at the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
Address: Türkenstraße 89, 80799 Munich, Germany.
In case of still available places in the course, hybrid mode might be considered.
ECTS credit points: 3 ECTS credits
SIT: 90 SIT hours
50 hours self study
32.5 hours lectures
6.5 hours group work
1 hour assessment
Language: English
At the end of the module the student should be able to …
•Discuss epidemiology and concepts of mental health in different settings
•Define frequently seen neuropsychiatric disorders(Depression, addiction schizophrenia, epilepsy) and apply corresponding treatment options
•Appraise ethical considerations regarding mental health
•Distinguish core aspects of mental health care planning
Assessment Procedures:
• Multiple choice test (Grading A-D, F); 60% pass threshold

In case of failure of the MC test, students will be assigned a 2000-word essay on a topic as defined by the facilitator.
It can be resubmitted within a time frame defined by the facilitator.

•Sociocultural concepts of mental health globally and in low and middle income settings
•Global history of mental health care
•Classifications in mental health
•Mental health care provision: examples from low and middle income settings
•Trauma and associated disorders management
•Addiction and substance abuse: the mental health perspective
•Depression and psychotic disorders
•Mental health in children and adolescents
•Designing a theoretical basic mental health care provision package
•Ethics and legal aspects in mental health care
Pre-course Reading Assignments
• Participants receive pre-course reading assignments
• Readings will be essential for students to follow the face-to-face course (50 hours)

• Interactive lectures (32.5 hours)
• Tutored Group Work (6.5 hours)
Proof of English fluency: tropEd students from an accredited tropEd home institution who have passed a core course in English language will be considered sufficiently fluent in English language. Also students who can provide proof of academic education passed entirely in English language will be considered sufficiently fluent. Applicants not being able to provide either of these criteria will be asked to proof fluency by a TOEFL (iBT score >= 79) or IELTS (score >=6.0).
• Applicants are expected to have been exposed to mental health care (clinical and/or policy aspects) at some stage in their professional lives. Previous formal mental health care training is not a prerequisite.
Max. number of participants: 20; Up to 10 tropEd Master’s students are admitted
Students are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis
600 Euro
tropEd accreditation:
Accredited in Hanoi GA in March 2018. This accreditation is valid until Mach 2023.
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Date Of Record Creation: 2018-03-24 02:44:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2018-03-24 06:59:18 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2020-12-03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2022-11-18 10:43:27 (W3C-DTF)

Fifteen years of the tropEd Masters in International Health programme: what has it delivered? Results of an alumni survey of masters students in international health

L. Gerstel1, P. A. C. Zwanikken1, A. Hoffman2, C. Diederichs3, M. Borchert3 and B. Peterhans2

1 Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
3 Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charite – Universit€atsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany