GSPH 406 Mental and Social Health Care


The course will deal with the theories and principles of medicine, mental health and the socio-culture context of seeking care for mental health. In recent times, mental health has become an important public health issue. Student will get the opportunity to acquire the skills of taking history and assessing individual status of mental health. In addition to this, the course will teach students the various forms of mental health conditions including depression, mania and cyclic mood change, anxiety, psychosis, dementia and mild cognitive impairment and substance abuse and dependence. The course will stress on how to manage such conditions at the community level.