3rd edition of the Lisbon Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services

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3rd edition of the Lisbon Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services

The Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health will initiate during the year 2019 the 3rd edition of the Lisbon Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services. The Program includes a series of Advanced Courses (2 or 3 days) for mental health leaders and professionals willing to develop public health skills in mental health policy and services, with a special emphasis on low and middle-income countries.

Enrollment deadline: 15 July 2019

The focus of these Advanced Courses will be on the following areas:

  • Understanding evidence
  • Understanding evidence in psychopharmacology
  • Optimal mix of mental health services
  • Prevention in the general population and strategies in primary care
  • The pivotal role of community mental health services
  • Programs for long-term severe mentally disabled persons
  • Deinstitutionalization: experiences and controversies
  • Rehabilitation and recovery
  • Rights of people with mental disabilities
  • Globalization, development and health diplomacy
  • Mental health in complex emergencies

Structure of the program

The Lisbon International Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services consists of 4 Advanced Courses, each including two modules (3+2 days of in-class course followed by 8 weeks of e-learning activities).

Students can choose to attend one or more Advanced Courses.  e attendance of one Advanced Course will award a Certificate of Attendance. A Diploma from the NOVA University of Lisbon will be awarded to the students who will successfully attend the four Advanced Courses. The assessment of these students will be made through an essay or a work project, written under the supervision of one of the members of the faculty.

Selection criteria

Applicants should be holders of a bachelor degree or legally equivalent qualification in the eld of Medicine, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Sciences or Health Economics. The selection of applicants to the Courses will be based on the assessment of the CV. The modules will run with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 24 students.

Download the programme and apply for this course here.