Lisbon International Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services
As a new and innovative development of the International Master on Mental Health Policy and Services (NOVA University of Lisbon), we will organize during the year 2017 an International Learning Program for mental health leaders and professionals willing to develop public health skills in mental health policy and services, with a special emphasis on low- and middle-income countries.
The Lisbon International Learning Program integrates a series of short residential courses (2 or 3 days) focusing on the following areas:
· Basic Epidemiology for Public Mental Health
· Reading and Understanding Scientific Literature (Randomized Clinical Trials and Meta-Analysis)
· Global Mental Health and Prevention Strategies
· Implementation of innovative mental health promotion/prevention strategies and care delivery
· Strategies and Interventions for long term severe mentally disabled
· Rights of Persons with Mental Disability
· Rational Use of Psychotropic Drugs
The goal of the International Learning Program is to provide an updated and solid understanding of the main topics of these areas and to provide training in:
• Formulation, implementation and evaluation of mental health policies, plans and programs
• Organization and evaluation of mental health care and related services
• Mental health in complex emergencies
• Mental Health Law and Human Rights.
The Program is based on the experience developed in the 6 past editions of the International Master on Mental Health Policy and Services, one of the most successful global courses in this area, attended by students from 48 countries.
Below you may watch the presentation of the course by its coordinators and testimonies of some former students.
Structure of the Program
The Program consists of 4 blocks of one week, each of them including two modules (3+2 days). Check out the program here.
Students can choose to attend one or several blocks.
The successful attendance will award:
- 1 block = a Certificate
- 4 blocks = a Diploma from the NOVA Medical School
Each block corresponds to 2 or 3 credits (ECTS).
Evaluation: elaboration of papers and elaboration of a final project.
Application to the Program
Enrollment deadline: 28 February 2017
Applicants should be holders of a bachelor degree or legally equivalent qualification in the field of Medicine, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Sciences or Health Economics.
The selection of applicants to the Courses will be based on the assessment of the CV.
The modules will run with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 24 students.
ECTS obtained in the Lisbon International Learning Program may be credited to the NMS Ph.D. Programs.
Summer Course on Global Health and Health Diplomacy
Group photo taken during the Summer Course:
The goal of this 2016 Summer Course is to provide an updated and solid understanding about the main topics and challenges of the new disciplines of Global Health and Health Diplomacy.
The training is addressed to:
- Health professionals
- The staff of international organizations
- The staff of NGOs
- Students of Master and PhD Programmes
Participants will learn how to analyse the implications of major challenges of Global Health and the negotiation processes leading to international health related agreements.
The Gulbenkian 2016 Summer Course on Global Health and Health Diplomacy is composed of two parts:
- Summer Course: 30 hours of interactive workshops
- Five Gulbenkian Global Health Public Lectures
The Course will take place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), on 20-24 June 2016. Check out the programme here.
Check out the programme of the five public lectures:
Applicants to the Summer Course
Duration 30 hours of interactive workshops plus five Gulbenkian Global Health Public Lectures
Enrollment deadline 15 May 2016
- Applicants should be holders of a bachelor degree or legally equivalent qualification in the field of Medicine, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Sciences or Health Economics.
- The selection of applicants to the Summer Course will be based on an assessment of their CV.
- The number of vacancies will be determined by the Scientific Committee of the Course.
- Applicants must submit the application form
- and send a Bachelor’s Certificate or equivalent academic qualification, and a CV in English to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the registration, please contact Ana Meireles (email@example.com)
- The application fee is 1000 euros.
- A maximum of five waivers of registration fees may be granted to persons from financially disadvantaged countries.
- Students and professionals born and resident in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe may apply for a travel grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, upon proof of nationality and approval of their application.
- Attendance to the 30 hours of interactive workshops and to the four Gulbenkian Global Health Public Lectures is mandatory for the participants formally enrolled in the Summer Course.
- Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Admission procedures to the Public Lectures
- Attendance to lectures is free and open to general public.
International Master in Mental Health Policy and Services
The NOVA University of Lisbon, through the NOVA Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, offers the International Master in Mental Health Policy and Services.
The Master receives technical contribution from the World Health Organization (Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse), the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health and the International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights, Pune, India.
The International Master in Mental Health Policy and Services is addressed to health professionals willing to develop public health skills in the area of mental health.
The Master aims to provide general training in areas related to:
- Formulation, implementation and evaluation of mental health policies, plans and programmes
- Organisation and evaluation of mental health care and related services
- Formulation and implementation of Mental Health Service research
- Mental Health Law and Human Rights
Learn more here.
Calouste Gulbenkian Chair on Global Health
The Calouste Gulbenkian Chair on Global Health was created at the NOVA Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in 2013. The aim of the Calouste Gulbenkian Chair on Global Health is to train health professionals, both at pre and postgraduate levels, to be able to understand, analyse, investigate and improve Global Health, with a particular emphasis on Noncommunicable Diseases and on Mental Health.
The interdisciplinary curricular activities provide the key elements for understanding the main determinants of health and the relationship between health and political, social and economic development, particularly on low- and middle-income countries.
The activities of the Chair provide a basis on which students can build their own curriculum in Global Health, with the courses and resources offered by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.