Public Mental HealthSummer Course

Public Mental Health
Major Discipline(s)
Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Psychology, Public Health
Location: Stockholm
Session 1

This course introduces you to the common mental disorders and their impact on daily life. We explore the different challenges faced by those with mental health conditions. Through peer-reviewed literature, policy briefs, popular media, and discussions with experts in the field, you develop the necessary competencies to make a positive difference as future leaders promoting healthy populations. Furthermore, the course introduces you to peer-reviewed literature development, research methodology, as well as effective presentation methods.


Related Discipline(s)

This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Public Policy


Ridwanul Amin

DIS Summer Faculty

Ridwan investigates the associations between migration status, social marginalisation and suicidal behaviour. He obtained his PhD and MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden in 2021 and 2016, respectively. Ridwan graduated as an MD from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010. As a physician, he worked on projects aimed at improving child and adolescent health in Bangladesh during 2011-2014. With DIS since December 2021.  

Syed Rahman

DIS Summer Faculty

Syed’s research focuses on common mental disorders from a medical and work life perspective. Currently, Syed works as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatric Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet and is involved in projects on work disability of young individuals with common mental disorders, and the role of mental health on integration of young refugees in Sweden. His postdoctoral assignments included post-traumatic disorder in the Swedish population, maternal PTSD and childhood attention deficit disorder, back pain and work disability, myocardial infarction and subsequent work disability, etc. Syed is a medical doctor from Bangladesh, and obtained his MSc in Public Health and PhD in epidemiology from Karolinska Institutet. Syed previously lectured as a guest lecturer at DIS and is exited to be part of the Public Mental Health summer course. With DIS since 2022.