Learn the essentials of the Mental Health Gap programme, which aims to scale up care for mental, neurological and substance abuse problems.
In this POLHN self-paced program, you will learn the basic concepts required to address and manage mental health issues, some of the leading causes of disability and mortality.
This course begins with an introduction to what the mental health gap is and why it is such an important topic. Next, students will go deeper into the different mental health conditions that exist, before ending with how to deal with issues such as suicide and epileptic seizures.
This online, self-paced and moderated course has been developed by POLHN for the health workers intending to complete a professional certificates related to management of mental health issues, a major factor in disabilities and mortality across the globe. The students shall be able to learn the essentials of the mental health Gap (mhGAP) program, which aims to scale-up care for mental, neurological and substance-abuse problems.
After the completion of this course, the students shall be able to understand:
- Strategies for the establishment of communication and building of trust
- Different mental health conditions prevalent across the globe
- The physical conditions underlying these mental health conditions
- How to protect the user of various psychotic drugs from drug abuse and self-harm
- Tools for the establishment of the basic psychological support levels
- First-line medication treatment
- Brief motivational interventions
- Management of clinical emergencies
- Follow-up and referral systems
Module - 1: Introduction
Module - 2: Depression
Module - 3: Psychosis
Module - 4: General Youth Framework
Module - 5: Developmental Disorders
Module - 6: Behavioral Disorders
Module - 7: Dementia
Module - 8: Alcohol-use Disorder
Module - 9: Drugs-use Disorders
Module - 10: Self-harm/Suicide
Module - 11: Other Significant Emotional and Medical Unexplained Somatic Symptoms (OTH)
Module - 12: Epilepsy/Seizures
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This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.
Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.
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POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.
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This online course is related to management of mental health issues. It explains the essentials of the Mental Health Gap Action Programme, which aims to scale up care for mental, neurological and substance-abuse problems.
Mental Health Gap Action Programme
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