St George's, University of London: Global Health and Mental Health

InstitutionSt George's, University of London View institution profile
Department Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education
Web https://www.sgul.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

Although mental health is now a pioneering topic, addressing mental health has been a neglected and overlooked aspect of healthcare. In many societies around the globe, experiences related to the mind are not conceptualised as a health issue. Developing mental health infrastructure as part of global health systems is a contemporary encounter with important conceptual and ethical questions. At the same time, increased globalisation is bringing forth travelling cultures and traditional understandings about mental illness. Orthodox healthcare practitioners and policy-makers are responding to phenomena such as spirit possession, accusations of child witches, curses, and forced exorcisms. Exploring culture and mental health questions fundamental aspects of our existence such as our identity, customs, and symbolisms against the backdrop of a human rights discourse and the need to address treatment gaps in global mental health.

Global health is a broad discipline that attracts multidisciplinary involvement from those who wish to pursue an internationally focused career in development, policy, education, research or humanitarian relief. This will include doctors and other health professionals, as well as a range of people with an interest in governance, management, law, politics, economics, policy, science, anthropology, philosophy and ethics.

MSc

St George’s, University of London


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St George’s is the only UK university focused solely on medicine, healthcare and science. Our students are part of a community which is addressing society’s needs. Whether investigating antimicrobial resistance or finding solutions to the long-term management of chronic illnesses, St George’s tackles today’s challenges head-on.

We are also the only university embedded in a hospital, sharing a site with St George’s University Hospital Foundation Trust. Our facilities are first rate, offering access to state-of-the-art clinical and scientific educational resources.

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