Master of Public Health (MPH) – Mental and Behavioral Health
James Lind Institute - Switzerland
18 - 24 months
Full time, Part time
EUR 5,500 / per semester *
Earliest start date
* tuition assistance & instalment payment plans available for applicants from low income countries
Mental and behavioral health issues constitute a spectrum of health challenges affecting all levels of the social strata. The COVID-19 pandemic has sensitized populations to diverse mental health issues potentially due to direct biological effects as well as major psychosocial and economic consequences of the pandemic.
Recognizing and addressing mental health issues at the primary health care level is a major need globally. The James Lind Institute MPH with Mental and Behavioral Health (MBH) specialization trains students to promote mental and behavioral health through an interdisciplinary and holistic health approach. The focus is to promote, secure, and improve the mental health of individuals, communities, and populations using focused, evidence-based, and tailored public health strategies.
The standard of care for mental illness is always provided by licensed clinicians trained in medicine and mental health. However, it is increasingly being recognized that a team of professionals with skills and knowledge about public health strategies for mental health creates a much more conducive environment for better therapeutic outcomes and rehabilitation. In addition, a public health approach towards mental health practice benefits societies by way of better policies, general public awareness, removing taboos, and building a favorable environment for rehabilitation and productivity.
The MPH in Mental and Behavioural Health will help you acquire skills necessary for approaching mental and behavioral health prevention, promotion, and research through focussed, holistic, and culturally relevant strategies.
EduQua Certified Swiss Institution
James Lind Institute is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations:
- Swiss Federal Government
- Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)
- State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
- Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK)
- Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA)
- Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
Swiss Higher Education Institution
James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.
International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy
JLI is affiliated with International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy to offer bachelor's, master's, and doctorate programs. Uninettuno is recognized by the Ministry of Education, University, and Research in Italy.
International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified
James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.
When you choose our Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH), you can:
- Establish Credibility
- Learn at your own pace
- Stay Current and Relevant
The Master of Public Health (MPH) - Mental and Behavioral Health program has been designed with a very comprehensive curriculum to ensure that you develop strong knowledge and skills in the practice of Public Health with a special focus on Mental and Behavioral Health.
It is an intensive program and comprises 138 ECTS credits to be completed within a duration of 18 to 24 months.
You will first complete the core MPH courses (90 ECTS credits), followed by your specialization in Mental and Behavioral Health (48 ECTS credits).
You will study through the completion of self-paced courses via audiovisual content, interactive documents, videos, podcasts, and other multimedia content as may be applicable. Other interactions include online live classes, discussions with fellow students, faculty, and mentors via study portal, email, etc.
See a detailed video about our online learning methodology below:
Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Management program – Proceed to Specialization in Mental and Behavioural Health.
Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of the Master of Public health (MPH) Management program.
Complete Specialization in Mental and Behavioural Health – Receive MPH with Specialization in Mental and Behavioural Health degree.
Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Mental and Behavioural Health. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with a Specialization in Mental and Behavioural Health.
Following is the structure of the specialization part of the MPH in Mental and Behavioural Health program:
- Fundamentals of Mental Health for Public Health
- Hormonal & Immune System
- Mental and Behavioral Health Epidemiology
- Mental Health Prevention and Promotion
- Psychological Interventions for Mental Health
- Nutrition & Mental Health
- Global Mental Health
- Leadership for Mental Health
In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). You will receive two degrees as follows:
You can either choose to complete these 48 ECTS Credits during or after the completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program at UTIU. The program has been thoughtfully structured in order to provide the required knowledge and skills to new aspirants, current Public Health professionals, and those working or aspiring to work within the health sector.
Duration: 36 Weeks
Following is the structure of the additional 48 ECTS Credits for the MSc in Public Health Management Program:
- Principles of Public Health
- Globalization and Public Health Challenges
- Public Health Systems and Public Health Policies
- Ethical, Cultural, and Behavioural Aspects of Health
- Final Dissertation/Thesis
The MPH with Mental and Behavioural Health specialization will help you pursue careers related to mental health prevention, surveillance, academics, research, and policy development within governmental, nonprofit, and community health organizations, located in national and international settings.
In this advanced program, you will gain requisite knowledge about the general presentation, risks, and correlated factors, therapeutic approaches, and general course of major mental and behavioral health disorders. You will also study how individuals, family, social and demographic factors impact mental health and well-being and how to utilize this knowledge using public health strategies to improve population mental and behavioral health. You will get prepared to develop, implement and evaluate population-level mental health intervention and prevention programs and policies and conduct applied research.
The job opportunities for public health professionals with an in-depth understanding of mental and behavioral health issues continue to grow.