Introduction to Mental Health

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate | Postgraduate Diploma

This course is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. Students on this course will come from a variety of professions: nursing; medicine; occupational therapy; social work; legal; psychology; and prison services.

Introduction to the programme

The aim of this inter-disciplinary programme is to provide an opportunity for students to develop a sound academic base to their practice and to critically explore and critique mental health service provision. This programme endeavours to provide those who wish to apply for senior positions with the skills necessary for advancing knowledge, initiating and encouraging innovation, and leading and developing their practice, thus enabling them to achieve their highest potential in both their academic and professional lives.

Programme structure and delivery

Small classes facilitate the opportunity for students to engage in interactive lectures, discussions and debate. Focusing on the development of critical analysis, reflection, research and presentation skills helps students advance their knowledge of practice and research applied to their area of healthcare. We are also increasingly using blended learning methods, with the introduction of more online teaching. This allows for greater flexibility. Students form small study groups to provide mutual peer support and arenas for discussion and debate. Students can attend our annual interdisciplinary research conference, regular research days, seminars, data analysis clinics and learn about the latest research and practice developments from international and national experts.

Additional course costs
Year 1
Year one commences with two full weeks in August and thereafter one or two days per week for the remainder of the 9 month academic year (depending on whether the course is being undertaken full-time or part-time).
Year 2
Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year. A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning.

Why The Kohima Institute?

Health Sciences at The Kohima Institute, though small, is fast becoming one of the more innovative postgraduate programmes in community health care and services in Northeast India, with over 20 associated regional, national and international academic staff. The Institute provides a rich environment for postgraduate students with access to staff from a range of professional backgrounds. Academic staff within the Faculty of Health Sciences are energetic and innovative healthcare practitioners, academics and researchers with established strengths in the prevention and management of chronic illness, woman and child health, ageing and promoting equality for marginalised groups. With its focus on state-of-the-art research, the Faculty of Health Sciences is becoming a leader working in areas of healthcare research and practice.