IMH & NUS jointly present Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (GDMH)
The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (GDMH) is a structured training programme for general practitioners (GPs). Jointly organised by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS), National University of Singapore (NUS), this one-year part-time programme aims to increase the capability of GPs in mental healthcare by training them appropriately for the role to detect and treat minor mental health disorders in the community.
The curriculum has been revised in 2019 to include the module on "Personality Disorders and Psychological Therapies".
Information presented in this video is accurate as at March 2012.
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All classes are conducted face-to-face on Saturday afternoons. The course is divided into 6 modules. Each module is conducted over a period of 2 months.
The first month in each module comprises weekly classroom sessions on Saturday afternoons. Clinical attachment is applicable to module 1 - 4 and is a half-day attachment conducted during office hours on weekdays for each module 1 - 4.
All sessions including lectures, clinical attachments, viewing of video/reading of case notes for case write-up assignment and module exams will be conducted face-to-face at IMH.
The course syllabus will be covered by lectures, reading materials, video and live supervision, journal discussion, case vignettes, clinical attachment and/or self-study. Clinical attachment will be available with close supervision and guidance from IMH’s doctors.
The CA component comprises case discussion, case write-up and module examination (applicable for all
Students must pass all CA components to be eligible for the final examination.
Award of the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health
Students must meet the minimum passing criteria for every assessment component within each module to be considered as having passed that module. Candidates who fail to meet the minimum passing criteria for any assessment component in the module shall re-take the failed module and final exam at the next course intake.
Candidates who have successfully completed and passed all the 6 modules and a final examination will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will be providing 80% subsidy* to general practitioners applying for this upcoming intake. MOH will be subsidising $5,290.08 course fee to all eligible applicants upon successful completion of the final examination.
Chargeable Fees are stated as per the table below.
A 10% administrative fee per module of $110.20 (inclusive of GST) will be imposed on candidates who wish to defer any module. Please be informed that this fee is non-refundable. Candidates are required to inform the GDMH administrator on the request and fill up the deferment form at least 3 months before the module’s start date. The request is subject to the Programme Director’s approval, on a case–by–case basis.
Request for withdrawal must be made in writing to the Programme Director. Policies for course fee refund are as follows:
* Refund excludes the application fee # Calendar days include Saturday and Sunday.
NUS & IMH reserve the right to make any amendments to the course structure and fees without any prior notification or whatsoever to the parties involved.
For enquiries, please email to GDMH@imh.com.sg.
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