M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Social Work (Mental Health)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

Centre: Centre for Health and Mental Health


Intake: 20

Description

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Mental health problems are amongst the most important contributors to the global burden of disease and disability. The “Global Burden of Disease” world over due to mental health concerns is greater than that expected by tuberculosis, cancer or heart disease. Mental and behavioural disorders affect more than 25% of people at any given point of time. This means 450 million people worldwide are affected by mental, neurological or behavioural problems at any given point of time. In India, about 20 to 30 million people appear to be in need of mental health care. Compared to this huge need, there are about 3,500 psychiatrists, 1,000 psychiatric social workers, 1,000 clinical psychologists and 900 psychiatric nurses in the country. The population of India, exceeding one billion people, has access to less than 4,000 psychiatrists as compared to the nearly 80,000 psychiatrists for 840 million in Europe. It is in the context of this gap between the magnitude of mental health problems and the lack of services, and trained professionals to address it that the Master of Arts in Social Work (Mental Health) finds its relevance.

With rapid social change and urbanisation, there are several vulnerable groups whose mental health concerns need urgent attention. Some examples include urban poor living on the streets and slums, women and children exposed to domestic violence, populations displaced by mega development projects, single women, sexual minorities, and people living with HIV/AIDS, and so on. In order to be able to comprehend the mental health concerns of these groups, it is vital to move beyond our thinking in the mental health sector and conceptualise training programmes as well as service models that integrate the biological, psychological and interpersonal with the social and the cultural. Thus, a programme that combines ideas of social justice and empowerment along with the knowledge and skills to understand individual and interpersonal distress and problems is a need of the hour. This postgraduate programme with a foundation in social work and an incremental training in perspectives and skills in mental health aims to fill this gap.

In view of the acute shortage of mental health care professionals across the country, TISS offers the Master of Arts in Social Work (Mental Health) at two locations: TISS Mumbai, and the BANYAN Chennai.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Year

Detail

Credits

 

 

 

I

Foundation Courses

6

Philosophy of Research

1

Elective Foundation Course (CBCS) 2

Open Elective Courses (CBCS)

2

Core Social Work Courses

16

Programme Courses

4

Fieldwork

12

 

 

II

Disciplinary Elective Course

4

Programme Courses

18

Research Project

6

Fieldwork

12

Total Credits

83

 

Note: The total number of credits, list of CBCS courses and semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

 

 

 

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

I

FC

Foundation Course

6

Philosophy of Research

1

SW 01

History and Perspectives of Social work

2

SW 02

Social Case Work

2

SW 03

Social Group Work

2

SW 05

Research Methods I

2

HMH 01 Introduction to Health and Mental Health 2

II

EF Elective Foundation Course (CBCS) 2
OE Open Elective course  ( CBCS) 2
SW 04 Community Organisation 2
SW 06 Social Welfare Administraion 2
SW 07 Critical Perspective on Social work: Introduction to Social Theories 2
SW 08 Research Methods II 2
HMH 02 Social Sciences and Health 2
MH 02 Seminar in Clinical Social Work 2
MH 03 Community Mental Health 2
FW 01 Field Work 12

III

SW 09 Social Policy and Planning       2
HMH 03 Health and Development 2

HMH05

Introduction to Epidemiology

2

MH 01

Mental Health , Marginalisation and Human Rights

2

MH 04 Mental Health Policy Programmes and Legislations 2
MH 06 Counselling and Therapeutic Interventions       2
DE 01 Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)      2

IV

MH 06

Counselling and Therapeutic Interventions

2

RP

Research Project

6

FW 02

Field Work

12

DE 02 Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS) 2

Note: The total number of credits, list of CBCS courses and semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

 

 

Fee Structure:

 

Components M.A. Social Work in
( CF, CODP, CJ, DTSA, DSA, LSE, MH, PH, WCP )
Semester
I II III IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Computer Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab/Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 8,000 8,000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 39,200 27,300 20,800 21,300
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
OTHER
CHARGES
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Charges 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.

 

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.

 

 

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