Social Work and Community Mental Health

Globalization and technological advances has altered the age-old collectivist social order to an individualistic/ self-centered one, causing an increase in mental health problems among different population groups. Aligning with SDGs the specialisation is designed to provide insights to the graduates on changing landscapes in non-communicable diseases including mental health concerns, programs, policies and innovations from socio-cultural perspective.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (IN)

Course Format

A student-centered learning approach is followed using a combination of didactic lectures, problem-based learning, role-plays and group exercises to help students understand the complexities and dilemmas in global mental health. Besides classroom instructions, the one-week rural camp, field visits and internships, offer a more practical experience working in an intercultural context.

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Social Work and Community Mental Health
Manipal Academy of Higher Education students

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

MAHE is one of India’s top ranked private universities with a national and international campus. The Manipal campus offers the public health programme through PSPH. The campus is home to various other courses such as medicine, engineering, management, hospitality, nursing, dentistry and allied health sciences. MAHE provides accommodation to students and faculty, providing a true campus experience with several opportunities for peer learning and networking with national and international faculty.

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Staff involved

Dr. Leena Ashok

Dr. Lena Ashok

Dr. Teddy Andrews

Dr. Teddy Andrews

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