Health Systems Strengthening

The content of the course reflects up-to-date knowledge and experience with the impact assessment and management of natural disasters and complex emergencies in the health sector.

detailed course description

8. July 2024
  • GMH epidemiology and burden of disease
  • GMH policy, strategy and service development
  • Cultural aspects of GMH with a perspective on case definitions
  • Needs assessment for GMH in crisis situation
  • GMH and its manifestations: clinical cases
  • Therapeutic approaches in GMH
  • Anthropological concepts of GMH
  • GMH case studies (from participants’ home countries)


At the end of the course, students should be able:

  • To critically analyse the epidemiology and social determinants of mental disorders globally
  • To identify strategies to address the burden of disease
  • To critically appraise examples of research and treatment/intervention models at regional level given different levels of economic resources

Registration for this course:

1. Fill out the form in the sign up button below. Your application will be forwarded to University of Heidelberg and they will turn to you about about the following step.

2.  Since this is an ECTS course from University of Heidelberg, an additional university registration could be necessary.

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