Certificate Course in Common Mental Disorders (CCCMD)

Cycle III (August 2022 - January 2023)

Mental Health in Primary Care : Enhancing Treatment and Promoting Mental Health, According to World Health Organisation around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide….

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6 Modular Course
Evidence Based Curriculum
Counselling & Role Play
Interactive Online Sessions
Discussion & Case Studies
Internationally & Nationally Renowned Experts
Interactive Videos
CCCMD Cycle III announced program starts in August 2022

Course Info

Certificate Course in Common Mental Disorders (CCCMD) is a joint program conceptualised, developed and implemented by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with Association of Healthcare Providers (India) (AHPI). In this unique program, PHFI is acting as an implementing partner and AHPI as strategic partner in the field of common mental disorders in India.

The primary objective of the program is to enhance the knowledge, skills & core competencies of primary care physicians in the identification & management of common mental disorders with following secondary objectives –

  • To develop/update a standard teaching protocol and module for evidence based learning on common mental disorders
  • To build a network of primary care physicians and specialists in the field of mental disorders
  • To regularly update the primary care physicians with the latest advancements in the field of common mental disorder

Teaching and Training Methodology

The course utilizes a variety of teaching and learning techniques. The course will be offered on modular basis with judicious mix of case-studies, interim assignments, group discussion, role plays and online sessions with pre-test & post-test along with great flexibility to accommodate participants’ queries. Complete and comprehensive learning package including printed and soft copies of modules will be provided to the enrolled participants by organizing institutions. The course content will be delivered by the renowned faculty. The course will be administered at 8 centres i.e. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai

Eligibility Criteria

  • Physicians/Internal medicine specialist/Family medicine specialists
  • Primary care physicians with at least 3 years of clinical experience

Certification Criteria

Participant assessment will be done through continuous internal evaluation, course work and performance in written examination. The criteria for successful completion of the program shall be as follows:

  • Participation in all 6 virtual sessions (including the pre-test and post- test of each module)
  • Completion and submission of assigned course work (two descriptive assignments at regular intervals)
  • Appearance and clearance of final written examination in the form of 50 MCQs in an hour (Min. 50% score required to clear the examination)

The participants completing the program successfully will receive the certificate of completion jointly issued by PHFI, AHPI and respective faculty.

Course Content

Certificate Course in Common Mental Disorders is a Six modular course. The whole curriculum will contain the following broad topics –

Module 1 Introduction to Common Mental Disorders and Principles of Mental Health Care
Module 2 Depression and Suicide Prevention
Module 3 Anxiety and Psychosomatic Disorders
Module 4 Neurocognitive Disorders and Psychosis
Module 5 Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders
Module 6 Childhood Mental and Behavioural Disorders and Epilepsy

National Experts & Faculty

The members of our National expert and faculty panel are nationally and internationally acclaimed experts in the field of mental health. The panel consists of members from international, national and government agencies along with academicians contributing in the field of mental health education.

Dr Shekhar Saxena is Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Havard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. A psychiatrist by training, he has served in the World Health Organization (WHO) since read more

— Dr Shekhar Saxena

Dr Shekhar Saxena is Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Havard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr Vihang Vahia MD, DPM, IDFAPA is International Distinguished Fellow of American Psychiatric Association. He is also the Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry – Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital and HBT Medical College, Mumbai, Founder and Head of Department of Medicine read more

— Dr Vihang Vahia

Dr Vihang Vahia MD, DPM, IDFAPA is International Distinguished Fellow of American Psychiatric Association

Dr Santosh K Chaturvedi, MD, FRCPE [Edinburgh UK], FRCPsych [UK] is a Senior Professor of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore, India.
Awarded the Indian Council of Medical Research Awards read more

— Dr Santosh Kumar Chaturvedi

Dr Santosh K Chaturvedi, MD, FRCPE [Edinburgh UK], FRCPsych [UK] is a Senior Professor of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

Dr Pratap Sharan is currently a Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi; where he also officiates as the Professor-in-Charge of Student Welfare Services. He has worked as a Medical Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva read more

— Dr Pratap Sharan

Dr Pratap Sharan is currently a Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi

Dr Debasish Basu is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, where he is involved in psychiatric service, postgraduate psychiatric teaching, research read more

— Dr Debasish Basu

Dr Debasish Basu is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

Dr T.S. Sathyanarayana Rao is a renowned psychiatrist in India. He is a qualified mental and sexual health specialist. He is a dedicated and passionate psychiatrist who has kept the profession close to his heart by providing help to the suffering individuals, their caregivers, families and thereby serving the society at large. He is popular with his . read more

— Dr T S Sathyanarayana Rao

Dr T.S. Sathyanarayana Rao is a renowned psychiatrist in India

Dr Siddharth Sarkar is an Additional Professor at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He has been working in the field of addiction psychiatry and has presented nationally and internationally. read more

— Dr Siddharth Sarkar

Additional Professor at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), AIIMS, New Delhi (Faculty)

Dr Johnson Pradeep is Associate Professor, St.John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka. He has the expertise, leadership, training, expertise and motivation necessary to successfully carry out the proposed research project. He has a broad background in psychiatry, with specific training read more

— Dr Johnson Pradeep

Associate Professor, St.John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka. (Faculty)

Dr Rajarshi Neogi is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry at R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital; Kolkata. He did Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. He has almost 13 years of experience in psychiatriy and 12 years of teaching expereice. . read more

— Dr Rajarshi Neogi

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry at R. G. Kar Medical College & Hospital; Kolkata (Faculty)

Dr. Hozefa A. Bhinderwala is a practising Consultant Psychiatrist at Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Saifee Hospital and Global Hospitals. He has worked as a Scientific Research Officer in the Psychiatry Department of K.E.M. Hospital, from November 1996 to July 1998.

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— Dr. Hozefa A. Bhinderwala

Consultant Psychiatrist at Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Saifee Hospital , Global Hospitals. (Faculty)

Dr Nilima Shah is Associate Professor in Dept. of Psychiatry at Smt. NHL MMC and SVP Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She is also a faculty for Revised Basic and Advance Course in Medical Education at NMC Nodal Centre for Medical Education at NHLMMC, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She is a gold medallist in M.D. Psychiatry.

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— Dr Nilima Shah

Associate Professor in Dept. Of Psychiatry at Smt. NHL MMC and SVP Hospital (Faculty)

Dr V. Venkatesh Mathan Kumar is a professor in Madras Medical College, Chennai. He has 10 years working experience after post gradation in MD Psychiatry. He has worked as medical officer in Tamil Nadu. He has also worked as assistant professor in Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk, Stanley Medical College,

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— Dr V. Venkatesh Mathan Kumar

Professor at Madras Medical College, Chennai (Faculty)

Dr. Naresh Vadlamani is Associate Professor in Department of Psychiatry at Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad . He is also chairman and managing director at Columbus Hospital- Institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Hyderabad. He is founder trustee at WISH2LIVE

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— Dr. Naresh Vadlamani

Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad (Faculty)

Dr. Sushil Agarwalla is MD in Psychiatry and is currently working as consultant in Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati since 2014 and also in ASHADEEP, a mental health society since 2013. He is currently working as Medical Officer in the Opioid Substitution Therapy under Assam State AIDS Control Society since 2015.

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— Dr. Sushil Agarwalla

Consultant, Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati (Faculty)

Team Members

PHFI Team

Dr. Pushkar Kumar
Dr. Pushkar Kumar
Senior Public Health Specialist & Project Director, Training Division, PHFI

Dr Pushkar Kumar is a Physician and has over 16 years of experience in the area of public health having served in the Government, NGO and private sector. He is working with PHFI as a Sr. Public Health Specialist & heads the Training Division which is working for capacity building initiatives for Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) & Healthcare professionals in clinical conditions and various public health domains for the last six years which has trained more than 36,000 healthcare professionals across the country.

He looks after training of the Primary Care Physicians & Health care professionals in the field of diabetes, GDM, COPD & Asthma, Thyroid disorders, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Palliative Care, Geriatric Care, Obesity management, Healthcare quality, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Medicolegal ethics, Patient safety, Cybersecurity in healthcare, Healthcare Technology and MDPs in Health programme management and other initiatives including research. He is responsible for establishing & maintaining strategic partnerships with the Central & State Governments, PSU and International collaborations for these initiatives.
He has worked for more than 9 years in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as Lead Consultant in Maternal Health and Sr. Technical Officer and Programme Officer in the Blood Safety Division at NACO. He has worked in all aspects of policy, planning, programme implementation, health system strengthening, capacity building, supporting State Governments and been a part of over 30 Policy and operational guidelines of Govt. of India. He has also managed the blood transfusion services in a tertiary care hospital at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

    Mr. Dilip Jha
    Mr. Dilip Jha
    Deputy Project Director, Training Division, PHFI

    Dilip Jha, did his MPhil in Hospital and Health Systems Management from BITS, Pilani and holds MSc degree in Anthropology from Delhi University. He was awarded Fellowship in Leadership and Implementation Sciences to address NCDs in India (PH-Leader) jointly delivered by PHFI, Emory University and INSP Mexico under NIH grant. He has worked on a wide spectrum of issues related to public health and health systems development for the past 20 years funded by WHO, World Bank, UNDP, MoHFW and State Governments. He has conducted a large randomised controlled trial - mWellcare Trial (Wellcome Trust funded) to develop, evaluate and upscale an mHealth solution for integrated management of chronic conditions in India. He is a guest faculty in communication at Jamia Millia Islamia University.

      Dr. Shivangi Vats
      Dr. Shivangi Vats
      Program Manager

      Dr. Vats graduated from C.C.S. University in Physiotherapy and has two years of clinical experience as an Assistant Physiotherapist in Narender Mohan Hospital and Heart Institute, Hindu Rao Hospital & Maharaja Agarsen Hospital, New Delhi. She worked as a Health consultant with Apollo Hospital in their Corporate & School Health Plan, an offshoot of the Apollo’s Wellness wing. She completed her post-graduation in Healthcare & Hospital management, with a specialization in healthcare management from IIHMR, New Delhi. She has worked as a Consultant with MOHFW, GOI, in the department of Program Implementation and Planning,
      NRHM.

        Mr. Arshit Koundal
        Mr. Arshit Koundal
        PROGRAM OFFICER

        Mr. Koundal holds a PG Diploma in Public Health Services Management and a Post Graduate in Clinical Microbiology. He is having more than 6 years of experience in capacity building program for Primary Care Physicians, which includes Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders (CCMTD), Certificate Course in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (CCCS), Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension (CCMH), Occupational Health Program, Certificate Course in Disaster Management (CCDM), E-workshop series on COVID-19 for Indian and International Healthcare Professionals, WHO project for Development of IMNCi digital package for e-learning by health workers. He is working as Program Officer in Certificate Course in Common Mental Disorders (CCCMD).

          Mr. Anuj Kumar
          Mr. Anuj Kumar
          Program Officer

          Mr. Kumar is a graduate in Computer Applications from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi. He did MBA in Human Resources from IGNOU Delhi. Currently He is working with PHFI as Program Officer. He has worked as a Data Entry Operator in AIIMS. His primary responsibilities over there were collecting, maintaining and analyzing data related to study. He has experience of administrative work as well. He also worked for the Pediatric Cardiac Society of India and helped out in coordination activities for events like scientific conference.

            Dr. Prateeksha Shukla
            Dr. Prateeksha Shukla
            SENIOR PROGRAM ASSISTANT

            Dr Prateeksha Shukla graduated from Panjab University, Chandigarh with a Masters in public health and she also holds a bachelor degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Punjab. She has her dissertation on mental health during post graduation. Currently she is working as senior program assistant with Public Health foundation of India. She has worked as a dentist for 2 years in dental clinic and has also interned for Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab in COVID and Immunization department. She has published articles in E journals.

              Partners

              Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Association of Healthcare Providers (India) (AHPI)

              Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

              The Public Health Foundation of India is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health. PHFI recognizes the fact that meeting the shortfall of health professionals is imperative to a sustained and holistic response to the public health concerns in the country which in turn requires health care to be addressed not only from the scientific perspective of what works, but also from the social perspective of, who needs it the most.
              For more information: https://phfi.org

              Association of Healthcare Providers (India) (AHPI)

              Association of Healthcare Providers (India) represents the majority of healthcare providers in India. It works as "not for profit" organization and advocates with the government, regulatory bodies and other stake holders on issues, which have bearing on enabling its member organizations to deliver appropriate healthcare services to community at large. The association helps to empower individual Healthcare professionals and member organizations in improving their systems, processes and outcomes on continuous basis, in line with the vision, mission and objectives of the association.
              For more information: http://ahpi.in

              Contact Us

              Address
              Public Health Foundation of India

              Dr. Shivangi Vats, Program Manager

              Email:

              shivangi.vats1@phfi.org, anuj.kumar1@phfi.org, arshit.koundal@phfi.org, prateeksha.shukla@phfi.org

              M:+91-9650754333, 9718854343, 8826794394, 9646003358

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