Global Mental Health Development#

Subject 505-910 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 26 hours, taught over one week.
Total Time Commitment: Students will be expected to undertake additional study (ie. outside the stated contact hours) of at least three hours for each hour of contact in this subject.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Centre for International Mental Health
Subject Overview:

This subject examines issues and models of population mental health from social, economic, political and cultural perspectives. These include definitions of mental illness and health, international psychiatric epidemiology, the influence of social and economic factors in epidemiological trends, and the social determinants of mental disorders. A focus will be priorities and strategies for mental health development, particularly in low income and post-conflict societies.

Assessment: Short review paper of up to 2,000 words (25%) and a major assignment of up to 4,000 words (75%).
Prescribed Texts: World Health Organisation. World Health Report, 2001. Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope. World Health Organisation, Geneva: 2001. Desjarlais, R. et al., World Mental Health: problems and priorities in low-income countries. Oxford University Press, New York: 1995.
Recommended Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Level: 500

Links to further information:

This subject is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health.

Subject Coordinator: Assoc Prof Harry Minas 8344 0901 and Assoc Prof Alex Cohen

Related Course(s): Master of International Mental Health
Master of Public Health

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