The diploma will equip you with specific learning as well as transferable skills. After completing the diploma you will be able to
- Integrate international human rights concepts into your practice
- Explain the elements of mental health service planning using World Health Organization tools
- Identify whether country laws are consistent with international human rights and best practices.
- Understand how stigma against people with mental disabilities has resulted in social exclusion and what can be done about it
- Use research evidence to demonstrate human rights violations and develop recommendations to policy-makers, by completing a research project
- Develop a campaign, write policy papers, draft press releases, and use other advocacy techniques to call for changes.
The diploma will take you one year to complete. The diploma consists of 12 modules, all of which must be completed before the diploma is issued. The modules are sequential and all are compulsory. Each of the distance learning modules should take you around 20 hours of self-directed study. Throughout the year you will interact with faculty and other students via a tailored web-based learning portal, so you will not be alone! You can read more in module outline and residential sessions.