All courses related to Addiction and its management will be created under this

Learning in a digital environment comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Information technology makes learning more ubiquitous, connected, learner-controlled, and 24/7. The immensity of the information loaded on the World Wide Web is mind-boggling. The good news is that it is available at the learner’s command 24 hours a day for seven days a week. Facilitators can point learners to readily available valuable learning resources. But the bad news is that the open access to those putting information on the Internet raises fundamental questions of quality, accuracy, and completeness of every entry. There is no regulatory body keeping the weirdos and liars out. 

Learning in the healthcare field goes hand in hand with patient case discussion. In this context, basic knowledge about e-health may help us to use the interface between technology and teaching in a better way

2021: Full and Running

Adolescents are experimenting with drugs much earlier, placing them at a higher risk for addiction and related harm. Substance use has a substantial impact on not only on the user’s physical and mental health, but also has devastating consequences for the family and society at large. The growing problem of addictions (alcohol, drugs and behavioral health issues like gambling and internet addiction) on the one hand and lack of trained service providers on the other hand, led to a huge “treatment gap”. There is an urgent need to bridge this treatment gap in this specialized area of public health importance.

Potential Learners:

1. Psychiatrists

2. MD/DPM/DNB Psychiatry Residents (Completed or Ongoing).

3. Doctors (MBBS or above) who have completed the online “Certificate course in Basics of Addiction Management” course from CAM and VKN NDA ECHO.

Program Benefits:

1. Becoming equipped to handle patients with addiction related issues 

2. Focusing on patient-centric care and increasing knowledge about evidence-based practice for addictive disorders

3. Becoming part of an addiction treatment experts network and real-time access and interaction with like-minded clinicians 

4. Certificate of completion if fulfilling the course requirements

5. Option of Friday one to one e-consult facility with addiction experts from NIMHANS


2021 January : Completed  For more information, kindly visit:

https://vknnimhans.in/ccboam-2021/

Diploma in Community Mental Health (Dip CMH) for Nurses
Eligibility of Potential Learners
Nurses Qualified with GNM and above, registered with any of the State Nursing Council in India.

On course completion, the participants should be able to: Identity, screen for mental health disorders (CMD, SUD, and SMD) and factors influencing it Decide “best practices” like pharmacological treatment and handle brief psychosocial interventions for mental health issues. Make decisions about what can be managed by them and what needs to be referred to higher centers [CMD: Common Mental Disorders, SUD: Substance use disorders (Alcohol and Nicotine), SMD: Severe Mental Disorders (Psychosis)]

discussion 

This is meant for the B12 Diploma in Community Mental Health Social work. 

The course starts from December 21 and closes on May 22

This platform will close by 15th June 22

On completion,  you  should be able to:

  1. Identify the mental health disorders like Anxiety disorders, Depressive Disorders, Alcohol use Disorders, Nicotine use disorders, and Psychotic disorders  
  2. Formulate the pharmacological treatment for Depressive disorders, Anxiety disorders, Alcohol use disorders and nicotine use disorders
  3. Prioritize what can be managed by Primary Care Doctor and what needs to be referred to Specialist 

Duration:  60hrs  Blended  Online learning


Objectives of this 6 month online course 
 1. Identify the mental health disorders like Anxiety disorders, Depressive Disorders, Alcohol use Disorders, Nicotine use disorders, and Psychotic disorders
2. Formulate the pharmacological treatment for Depressive disorders, Anxiety disorders, Alcohol use disorders and nicotine use disorders
3. Prioritize what can be managed by you and what needs to be referred to Specialist  

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