PG Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH)

PG Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 9,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Post graduates in Psychology/Social Work/Nursing Or All medical graduates (Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha)

The PG Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH) programme is offered by the Discipline of Psychology, SOSS, IGNOU. The Programme aims at providing the learners a sound base in the field of mental health through an in-depth study into a broad range of psychological issues and concerns related to mental health. The programme was conceptualized to address the issue of human resources in the mental health profession. It is a capacity building programme for the physical and mental health personnel to take care of the pressing and crucial need of the society to address the mental health and well-being of the people. Since mental health is a crucial concern of the society, the programme will help meet the needs of the society in this regard. The programme will benefit the mental health workers/ professionals in various set ups ranging from primary health care centres, government hospitals and clinics to non-governmental organizations, hospitals and centres.
All the Courses are compulsory. MPCL 055 (Practical) will be carried out in a Psychiatry department in hospital set up provided by IGNOU. The learner will complete different activities as prescribed under an approved supervisor there. 
CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MPC 051  Fundamentals of Mental Health  6
 MPC 052  Mental Disorders  6
 MPC 053  Mental Health in Special Areas  6
 MPC 054  Services for the Mentally Ill  6
 MPCL 055  Practical (PGDMH)  8
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