Queen Mary University of London: Public Mental Health

InstitutionQueen Mary University of London
Department Blizard Institute
Web http://www.qmul.ac.uk
Email blizard@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2483
Study type Taught


Launching in September 2018, this degree looks at psychiatry and mental illness through a public health and socio-cultural lens.

There is growing recognition of rising levels of unmet mental health need across the world, right across the spectrum of low and high-income countries.

This MSc provides students with the opportunity to learn about the current trends in global mental illness and their underlying drivers, as well as examine current responses to the burden of mental illness by global, national and local actors. It will enable clinicians, policymakers, managers, activists and commissioners to think about mental health on a global scale, with an awareness of local cultural norms, and prepare graduates of the course for work in these areas.

Importantly, this teaching on mental illnesses will be nested within a broader and generic public health curriculum that covers: basic epidemiology and statistics; an understanding of health systems policy, including health financing and human resource policy; an introduction to the social determinants of health; medical anthropology; and an understanding of research, evidence and epistemology. Such core subjects are relevant and important to public mental health.

Further, students will learn about global perspectives on mental health and the importance of cultural competence when making clinical decisions about care and management of those suffering from poor mental health.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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