Global Mental Health

Public Health Approaches

In vielen wirtschaftlich schwachen Ländern wird die Behandlung von seelischen Erkrankungen vernachlässigt. Ziel ist es, die Bedeutung von seelischer Gesundheit und die Behandlung von seelischen Erkrankungen zu verdeutlichen und wichtige Ansätze zu vermitteln.

Mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) do not attract local, national or global health policy attention, although accounting for a considerable burden of disease. The majority of people with mental disorders do not receive evidence-based care, leading to chronicity, suffering and increased costs of care.
Strengthening care and services for people with mental disorders is a priority and needs additional investment in human resources and piggy backing on existing public health programmes.
This course explores the different concepts of mental health, in their respective cultural settings, and addresses programme planning for this much neglected field of health affecting very marginalised populations.


  • Public Health Methods
  • Global Public Health
  • Sonstige - Public Health

Datum / Uhrzeit


Veranstalter und Veranstaltungsort

Institut für Public-Health, Heidelberg

Target Group and Prerequisites

This course equals 60 hrs of student investment time (36 hours contact time (lecture, tutored exercises and panel) + 24 hours self-study time). It is open to public health professionals, social scientists, paramedical staff, project planners and coordinators, medical doctors, tropEd course participants. Full time attendance is required. the course is held in English. Participants should have excellent command/high level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English.

2 ECTS for tropEd Students.

Course Fees

General Admittance: € 750.-

tropEd students: € 500.-

Information and Registration


Anchal Sharma, MSc.
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

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